The Community Development Department is responsible for the physical development of the City. The core service areas of the department include: housing and neighborhood development, planning, engineering, building and safety inspections, and business licensing.
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 email@example.com 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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