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City Seeks Input on Potential Text Amendment to the Development Agreement Section of the Reno Development Code

Post Date:  June 25, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Reno is providing an additional opportunity to submit comments on the proposed draft ordinance amendment to Reno Municipal Code.

TXT20-00006 (Development Agreement) - A request has been made to amend Reno Municipal Code Title 18, specifically Chapter 18.20 (Development Agreements).  This request is associated with the Title 18 Code Update "Renovation" and will propose revised text intended to facilitate the use of voluntary agreements as allowed pursuant to NRS 278.0201 through 278.0207, inclusive.

The draft Text Amendment under consideration includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Enhanced reference to NRS requirements. 
  • Removal of regional requirements and discretionary permits (PRS, SUP, PUD, and SPD requirements).
  • Removal of text that is redundant of NRS requirements.

In an effort to protect public health, we are asking that all comments be submitted in writing, in lieu of a public workshop, to the Planning Division at or via US Postal Service to the City of Reno, Planning Division, P.O. Box 1900, Reno, NV, 89505 by 5 p.m. on July 15, 2020.

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City Begins to Vet Potential Amendments to Development Standards

Community asked for feedback by July 15

Post Date:06/13/2019 11:22 AM
As the next step in the Zoning Code RENOvation project, the community is asked to weigh in on potential amendments to development standards. The latest issue sheet summarizes recommendations for topics to be addressed with the code update and the general framework for potential amendments. Additional topics also are recommended to be considered through separate processes. The community is invited to provide comments, either through the online form or by emailing CodeUpdate@Reno.Gov. Comments are requested by July 15, 2019.

“We want to ensure the updates to development standards align with the new Master Plan and make the code more user-friendly for residents and local businesses,” Community Development Director Arlo Stockham said. “We look forward to getting feedback through this first step on development standards and then diving into the specific changes with the community as this process continues.” 

Development standards are design requirements for development and construction. These ordinances supplement building codes and generally focus on exterior requirements for buildings and property improvements, including design requirements and natural resource protection standards. 

In addition to providing comments online, members of the community are invited to attend the June 19, 2019 Reno Planning Commission meeting and July 24, 2019 Reno City Council meeting where these topics are planned to be discussed. 
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