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Ward 3 Neighborhood Advisory Board

Public Notice:  This agenda has been physically posted in compliance with NRS 241.020(3)(notice of meetings) at:

Reno City Hall – One East First Street;

Washoe County Reno Downtown Library – 301 South Center Street;

Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center – 1301 Valley Road;

McKinley Arts and Culture Center – 925 Riverside Drive;

Reno Municipal Court – One South Sierra Street;

Washoe County Administration Building – 1001 East Ninth Street; and

Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority – 4001 South Virginia Street, Suite G. NRS 241.020(2)(c).  

In addition, this agenda has been electronically posted in compliance with NRS 241.020(3) at www.reno.gov, and NRS 232.2175 at https://notice.nv.gov/. To obtain further documentation regarding posting, please contact Cynthia Esparza at 775-677-6881.


Accommodations:  Reasonable efforts will be made to assist and accommodate physically disabled persons attending the meeting. Please contact Tess Opferman at 775-334-2255 in advance so that arrangements can be made.


Supporting Materials: Staff reports and supporting material for the meeting are available at the City Clerk’s Office, located at 1 East First Street, Second Floor, 775-334-2030 and on the City’s website at www.reno.gov/residents/your-neighborhood/ward-3. Pursuant to NRS 241.020(6), supporting material is made available to the general public at the same time it is provided to the public body.


Order of Business:  The presiding officer shall determine the order of the agenda and all questions of parliamentary procedure at the meeting. Items on the agenda may be taken out of order.  The public body may combine two or more agenda items for consideration; remove an item from the agenda; or delay discussion relating to an item on the agenda at any time. See, NRS 241.020(2)(c)(6).  Items scheduled to be heard at a specific time will be heard no earlier than the stated time, but may be heard later.


Public Comment:  A person wishing to address the  public body shall submit a “Request to Speak” form to the presiding  officer. Public comment, whether on items listed on the agenda or general public comment, is limited to three (3) minutes per person. Unused time may not be reserved by the speaker, nor allocated to another speaker.  No action may be taken on a matter raised under general public comment until the matter is included on an agenda as an item on which action may be taken.


The presiding officer may prohibit comment if the content of the comments is a topic that is not relevant to, or within the authority of, the public body, or if the content is willfully disruptive of the meeting by being irrelevant, repetitious, slanderous, offensive, inflammatory, irrational or amounting to personal attacks or interfering with the rights of other speakers.  Any person making willfully disruptive remarks while addressing the public body or while attending the meeting may be removed from the room by the presiding officer, and the person may be barred from further audience before the public body during that session. See, Nevada Attorney General Opinion No. 00-047 (April 27, 2001); Nevada Open Meeting Law Manual, § 8.05.

In addition, any person willfully disrupting the meeting may be removed from the room by the presiding officer.  See, NRS 241.030(4)(a). Examples of disruptive conduct include, without limitation, yelling, stamping of feet, whistles, applause, heckling,

name calling, use of profanity, personal attacks, physical intimidation, threatening use of physical force, assault, battery, or any other acts intended to impede the meeting or infringe on the rights of the public body or meeting participants.

 


1.  Call to Order - Roll Call

2.   Pledge of Allegiance

3.   Public Comment - Limited to no more than three (3) minutes and is for either public comment on any action item or for any general public comment. The public may comment on agenda items by submitting a Request to Speak form to the chairperson. Comments are to be addressed to the board as a whole and not directed to or at individuals, presenters, or staff members.

4.   Approval of Agenda - For Possible Action

A. June 4, 2019

5.   Approval of Minutes - For Possible Action

A.  March 5, 2019

6.   City of Reno Announcements

7.   Presentations and Updates

A. Update on City of Reno's participation in UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), also known as drones, testing programs. Presentation will include information on Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) testing schedule for May and June, 2019. - Rebecca Venis, Neighborhood Services Director (Approximately 10 Minutes)

B. Update and discussion on Zoning Code RENOvation, the comprehensive update to Title 18, and ways to be involved in the process. - Arlo Stockham, Community Development Director, and Nathan Gilbert, Associate Planner (Approximately 10 Minutes)

C. Presentation from the Regional Transportation Commission - Washoe County on proposed improvements to Vassar Street from Terminal Way to Kietzke Lane designed to make the roadway safer for all users. - RTC staff (Approximately 10 minutes)

8. Development Projects - Following presentations by a City of Reno planner and/or the project’s developer or representative, NAB members and the public will have the opportunity to ask questions about the project and provide feedback. The NAB will not take any action on development projects. NAB members and the public are encouraged to fill out the development project review form with their input. All development project review forms submitted to the community liaison at the NAB meeting or via the online form (https://goo.gl/wXYHjf) will be submitted to the Reno Planning Commission for consideration in the development review process. All forms must be submitted two weeks in advance of the Planning Commission meeting for input to be included in Planning Commission materials.

 A. LDC19-00061 (Reno Coffee Company At Wells and Vassar) - A request has been made for a special use permit to establish a bar in conjunction with a coffee shop located within the Community Commercial/Wells Avenue Neighborhood Plan/Wells Avenue Mixed Use (CC/WANP/WAMU) zone. The ±1,036 square foot site is located within a greater ±0.184 acre site at the southeast corner of the intersection of Vassar Street and South Wells Avenue (1300 South Wells Avenue). The project site has a Master Plan land use designation of Suburban Mixed-Use (SMU).  (Approximately 15 Minutes)

Planner: AnnMarie Lain, Assistant Planner, (775) 334-2309; laina@reno.gov
Applicant’s Representative: Josh Callen, (415) 350-6575, joshuacallen1@gmail.com
Planning Commission Hearing Date: July 3, 2019

B. LDC19-00063 (Ryland Apartments) - A request has been made for a special use permit to allow the height of a 118 unit apartment building with ±2,700 square feet of commercial space to be greater than 45 feet. The ±1.5 acre site consists of eight parcels generally located to the north of Ryland Street and between High Street to the west and Park Street to the east. The site is located within the Mixed Use/Downtown Reno Regional Center/California Avenue District (MU/DRRC/CALI) zone and has Master Plan land use designation Downtown Mixed-Use (DMU).  (Approximately 15 Minutes)

Planner: Brooklyn Oswald, Associate Planner, (775) 326-6635, oswaldb@reno.gov
Applicant’s Representative: David Snelgrove, CFA, (775) 737-8910
Planning Commission Hearing Date: July 3, 2019

C. LDC19-00062 (Vassar Street Zone Change) - A request has been made for a zoning map amendment from ±3.0 acres of Industrial Business (IB) and ±0.96 acres of Mixed Use/Mill Street Transit Oriented Development Corridor (MU/MSTC) zoning districts to ±3.96 acres of Industrial Commercial (IC). The ±3.96 acre site consists of two parcels generally located northwest of the intersection of Terminal Way and Vassar Street (2445 and 2555 Vassar Street). The project site has a Master Plan land use designation of Mixed Employment (ME).  (Approximately 15 Minutes)

Planner: AnnMarie Lain, Assistant Planner, (775) 334-2309; laina@reno.gov
Applicant’s Representative: Angela Fuss, Lumos & Associates, (755) 827-6111, afuss@lumosinc.com
Planning Commission Hearing Date: July 3, 2019

9. Development Project Updates - The following items are to provide an update on action taken by the Planning Commission and/or City Council on development projects previously heard by the Ward 3 NAB. NAB and public comments were submitted via the development project review form to the Reno Planning Commission. To review past Planning Commission meeting discussions on projects listed below, please visit goo.gl/lL7i7S. (Approximately 5 minutes)

A. LDC19-00036 (South Meadows West Master Plan Amendment) - A request has been made for a Master Plan amendment from ±530.7 acres of Unincorporated Transition (UT) and ±30.8 acres of Large Lot Neighborhood (LL) to ±164.1 acres of Suburban Mixed-Use (SMU), ±28.8 acres of Mixed Neighborhood (MX), ±236.4 acres of Single Family Neighborhood (SFN), and ±132.2 acres of Parks, Greenways and Open Space (PGOS). The ±561.5 acre site is located to the northeast of the intersection of South Meadow Parkway and Veterans Parkway and extends to Bella Vista Ranch Road to the north and the Huffaker Hills Open Space to the west.

B. DC18-00037 (Rio Wrangler North II Master Plan and Zoning Map Amendments) - A request has been made for: 1) a Master Plan amendment from ±26.3 acres of Unincorporated Transition (UT) to Single Family Neighborhood (SFN); and 2) a zoning map amendment ±26.3 acres of Unincorporated Transition - 40 acres (UT40) to Single Family Residential – 6,000 square feet (SF6). The site is located on the west side of Desert Way, ±450 feet east of the eastern terminus of South Meadows Parkway.

C. LDC19-00039 (Willow Street Townhomes) – A request has been made for a tentative map to allow for the development of a subdivision that consists of five single-family attached townhomes. The ±0.14 acre site is located on the north side of Willow Street, ±220 feet west of its intersection with Locust Street within the Mixed Use/Medical Regional Center (MU/MRC) zone. The site has a Master Plan land use designation of Urban Mixed-Use.

D. LDC19-00043 (Butler Ranch Tentative Map and Special Use Permit) - A request has been made for: 1) a tentative map consisting of nine village and two park parcels; and 2) a special use permit to allow for cuts deeper than 20 feet in height and fills greater than ten feet in height to accommodate grading and master infrastructure within the Butler Ranch Planned Unit Development. The ±241.7 acre site is generally located west of Veterans Parkway, ±750 feet south of Mira Loma Drive, east of Hombre Way, and north of Bella Vista Ranch Road. The site is zoned Planned Unit Development/Butler Ranch and has Master Plan land use designations of Single Family Neighborhood, Mixed Neighborhood and Parks, Greenways and Open Space.

E. LDC19-00044 (The Z Bar) - A request has been made for a special use permit to establish a night club use. The ±0.12 acre site is generally located ±75 feet southwest of the intersection of Wonder Street and Holcomb Avenue. The site is zoned Mixed Use/South Virginia Street Transit Corridor/Commercial (MU/SVTC/MC) and has a Master Plan land use designation of Urban Mixed-Use (UMU). 

F. LDC19-00052 (Lily’s Banquet Hall) - A request has been made for a special use permit to: a) establish a night club use; and b) allow the use to operate between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. The ±3000 square foot space is located within an existing ±4.16 acre shopping center (Town and Country Plaza) generally located on the northeast corner of the intersection of Kietzke Lane and Vassar Street. The site is zoned Arterial Commercial (AC) and has a Master Plan land use designation of Suburban Mixed-Use (SMU).

G. LDC19-00054 (Bella Vista Ranch Phase II PUD Amendment) – A request has been made for an amendment to the Bella Vista Ranch Phase II Planned Unit Development handbook to: convert ±16.4 acres from commercial only use to residential with a maximum density of 20 dwelling units per acre; convert ± five acres from residential to commercial only use: and to reduce the density of the existing residential use from a maximum of 30 dwelling units per acre to a maximum of 20 dwelling units per acre. The overall request would allow for an increase in dwelling units from 575 to 612. The site is located within Bella Vista Ranch Phase II PUD zoning district and has a Master Plan land use designation of Special Planning Area (SPA). The ±77.37 acre property is located southeast of the eastern terminus of South Meadows Parkway, north of the northern terminus of Rio Wrangler Parkway and east of Steamboat Creek.

10.  Board Discussion and Action Items – For Possible Action

A. NAB discussion and possible selection of goals (Approximately 15 Minutes)

11.  Old Business

B. None at time of posting

12.   Identification of Items to be Placed on a Future Agenda of the Ward 3 Neighborhood Advisory Board for Discussion and/or Potential Action - For Possible Action

13.  Public Comment - Limited to no more than three (3) minutes and is for either public comment on any action item or for any general public comment. The public may comment on agenda items by submitting a Request to Speak form to the chairperson. Comments are to be addressed to the board as a whole and not directed to or at individuals, presenters, or staff members.

14.  Adjournment - For Possible Action


Supporting Documents

4. A. June 4, 2019 Agenda

5.A.  March 5, 2019 Draft Minutes

7.C.  RTC Presentation

8. A. LDC19-00061 (Reno Coffee Company At Wells and Vassar)

8. B. LDC19-00063 (Ryland Apartments)

8. C. LDC19-00062 (Vassar Street Zone Change)

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