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1 Session 1 – The History of Planning Flinn Fagg, AICP, Director

2 Summary Organization of City of Las Vegas and Department of Planning Origins of Land Use Controls Land Use Controls in Nevada and Las Vegas Basics of Land Use Basics of Development Standards Zoning Entitlements Division of Property

3 Organization of the City of Las Vegas and the Department of Planning

4 C ITY M ANAGER E LIZABETH F RETWELL D EVELOPMENT AND O PERATIONS C HIEF V ACANT P UBLIC S AFETY C HIEF K AREN C OYNE D EPARTMENT OF F IRE AND R ESCUE M IKE M YERS D EPARTMENT OF D ETENTION AND E NFORCEMENT M ICHELE F REEMAN M UNICIPAL C OURT J AMES C ARMANY C OMMUNITY S ERVICES C HIEF S COTT A DAMS D EPARTMENT OF P ARKS, R ECREATION AND N EIGHBORHOOD S ERVICES S TEVE H ARSIN D EPARTMENT OF E CONOMIC AND U RBAN D EVELOPMENT B ILL A RENT O FFICE OF C ULTURAL A FFAIRS N ANCY D EANER D EPARTMENT OF B UILDING AND S AFETY C HRIS K NIGHT D EPARTMENT OF P LANNING F LINN F AGG I NTERNAL S ERVICES C HIEF M ARK V INCENT D EPARTMENT OF F INANCE C ANDACE F ALDER D EPARTMENT OF I NFORMATION T ECHNOLOGIES J OSEPH M ARCELLA D EPARTMENT OF H UMAN R ESOURCES D AN T ARWATER O FFICE OF THE C ITY C LERK B EVERLY B RIDGES D EPUTY C ITY M ANAGER O RLANDO S ANCHEZ D EPARTMENT OF O PERATIONS AND M AINTENANCE L ARRY H AUGSNESS C OMMUNITY D EVELOPMENT E XECUTIVE D IRECTOR J ORGE C ERVANTES O FFICE OF A DMINISTRATIVE S ERVICES T ED O LIVAS O FFICE OF C OMMUNICATIONS D AVID R IGGLEMAN Organization of the City of Las Vegas and Department of Planning

5 Organization of the Department of Planning The Department consists of six sections: Administration Case Planning Public Planning Long Range Planning Business Licensing Business License Compliance

6 The Administrative Section Consists of the director, senior management analyst, a planner and support staff D IRECTOR F LINN F AGG, AICP S R. M ANAGEMENT A NALYST D ENISE K APLAN P LANNER I J OHN G RIDER M AIL C OURIER E D O AKLEY A DMINISTRATIVE S ECRETARY C HRYSTAL J ACOBS

7 The Administrative Section Handles several portions of the Department of Planning: Direct to City Council items Department budget Department Policies and Procedures Community involvement and outreach

8 The Case and Public Planning Sections Consists of a manager, supervisors, GIS analyst, multiple planners, and support staff. P LANNING M ANAGER D OUG R ANKIN, AICP P LANNING S UPERVISOR P ETER L OWENSTEIN, AICP GIS/M APPING GIS A NALYST II J ORGE M ORTEO P LANNER I R OMEO G UMARANG P LANNING C OMMISSION S ENIOR P LANNER S TEVE S WANTON, AICP S ENIOR P LANNER Y ORGO K AGAFAS, AICP P LANNER I G REG K APOVICH P LANNER II J ONATHAN B OYLES P LANNER I M ARK R EX P LANNING S UPERVISOR S TEVE G EBEKE, AICP F RONT C OUNTER P LANNER II D AN D ONLEY S ENIOR P LANNER J IM M ARSHALL P LANNER I N ICOLE E DOWES P LAN C HECK P LANNER I D EBBIE S ULLIVAN O FFICE S PECIALIST I F REDRA J UNIOR O FFICE S PECIALIST II L INDA M ILLER

9 The Case Planning Section Handles all Planning Commission related activities: Prepares staff reports and provides recommendations to the Planning Commission Leads and facilitates pre-application conferences with applicants Conducts site inspections

10 The Public Planning Section Handles all front counter activities such as taking phone calls, requests, and walk in customers Conducts over the counter plan reviews of various permits Reviews business licenses for compliance with zoning codes Accepts submittals of all applications for Planning items

11 The Long Range Planning Section Consists of a supervisor, urban design coordinator, statistical analyst, multiple planners, and support staff D IRECTOR F LINN F AGG, AICP P LANNING S UPERVISOR A NDY R EED, AICP GIS/M APPING S R. T ECH. A NALYST R ENE C ARLSEN GIS A NALYST II M ARK H OUSE P LANNING S ENIOR P LANNER F RED S OLIS, AICP S TATISTICAL A NALYST II R ICH W ASSMUTH S ENIOR P LANNER R OBERT S UMMERFIELD, AICP P LANNER II D AVE C ORNOYER P LANNER II M IKE H OWE, AICP U RBAN D ESIGN C OORDINATOR C OURTNEY M OONEY, AICP A GENDA T ECH II C ARMAN B URNEY

12 The Long Range Planning Section Responsible for maintaining and implementing the Master Plan and other Special Area Plans Regional coordination activities with other entities such as RTC, SNRPC, Clark County and other jurisdictions Staffs the Historic Preservation Commission and Downtown Design Review Commission

13 The Business Licensing Division Manager Karen Duddlesten Audit/Admin Section Manager Mary McElhone Senior Auditor Corey Mayes Auditor Elfriede Lesnick Auditor Jim Misbach Sr. Office Specialist Rhonda Watson Sr. Office Specialist Ta’Sha Cole Office Specialist II Miles Escuin Office Specialist II Michelle Likely Office Specialist II Celia Lapuz Cust. Service Rep. Rosie Namaaea Licensing Sr. License Officer Jim Azar Sr. License Officer Jim Rickett Sr. License Officer Charlene Gerard Sr. License Officer Minerva Gomez License Tech II Darcy Adelbai- Hurd License Tech II Bridget Babbington License Tech II Stacy Huddleston License Tech II Patty Flores License Tech II Gail Dennis License Tech II David Cervantes Compliance Supervisor Victoria Rosemore Sr. License Officer Lon Grasmick Sr. License Officer Liz Ackley License Officer II Jose Monroy License Officer II Bob Cone License Officer II Latania Webb License Officer II Paola Axelrod License Officer II Grace Kraft License Officer II Kelly Oliverius

14 The Business Licensing Division Responsible for issuing business licenses for businesses within the city Provides business license compliance Performs inspections

15 Origins of Land Use Controls

16 Origins of Land Use Controls Comprehensive zoning preceded by laws for individual uses or characteristics: tenements, manufacturing, building height

17 Origins of Land Use Controls 1916 NYC Zoning Act First comprehensive zoning regulations Adoption in response to the Equitable Building

18 Origins of Land Use Controls 1916 act established land use districts, building height limits, setback requirements

19 Origins of Land Use Controls Standard State Zoning Enabling Act (SSZEA) Model zoning regulations developed by U.S. Dept. of Commerce for use as template

20 Origins of Land Use Controls Village of Euclid vs. Ambler Realty Company (1926) Supreme Court: zoning is an exercise of police power

21 Origins of Land Use Controls Euclidean Zoning: system of zoning whereby a community is divided into areas in which specific uses of land are permitted

22 Land Use Control in Nevada and Las Vegas NRS 278: Planning & Zoning Las Vegas City Charter

23 Land Use Controls in Nevada and Las Vegas NRS 278 grants authority to local governments for planning activities Master plan required Creation of Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment Establishment of zoning districts Special exceptions (variances, special uses, conditional uses) Division of land

24 NRS 278 also addresses: Regional planning policy Treatment of certain uses (billboards, group homes, SOBs, mobile home parks, etc.) Development agreements Public notice requirements Appeals Land Use Controls in Nevada and Las Vegas

25 Master Plan A land use document that provides the framework and policy direction for land use decisions (also known as a comprehensive plan or general plan) Basics of Land Use

26 Unified Development Code (UDC) UDC implements zoning requirements of the Master Plan through specific regulations Basics of Land Use

27 Special Area Plans Address unique characteristics of an area or district Basics of Land Use

28 Euclidean zoning establishes development standards based on districts: Permitted uses Density/intensity limits Setbacks/buffers Height limits Lot coverage Parking requirements Aesthetic requirements Basics of Development Standards

29 Permitted uses based on zoning district (Title 19.12) Permitted use Conditional use Accessory use Special use permit Basics of Development Standards

30 Density/intensity (Land Use Element, Title and Title Residential density = allowable # of units per acre Commercial intensity = maximum allowable development based on lot coverage, height, setbacks, parking Basics of Development Standards

31 Setbacks/buffers (Title 19.06, 19.08) Determined from property lines (not from street/sidewalk/curb) Based on yard designation (front, side, corner side, rear) Definitions of yards listed in Title Buffers: separation requirements, screening requirements Basics of Development Standards

32 Height (Title 19.06, 19.08) Lesser of vertical measurement or number of floors Title stipulates how height is measured Basics of Development Standards

33 Lot Coverage (Title 19.06, 19.08) Footprint of all structures (% of lot area) Title stipulates how lot coverage is calculated Basics of Development Standards

34 Parking (Title 19.08, 19.12) Based on use Calculated per gross square footage Handicap spaces included Loading spaces are additional Basics of Development Standards

35 Aesthetic regulations (Title 19.08) Design elements and features Permitted materials and colors Basics of Development Standards

36 Definition: The right to develop land with government approvals Zoning Entitlements

37 Scope: covers the spectrum from approval of building permits to zoning applications Zoning Entitlements

38 Subject to criteria: Staff or elected/appointed officials must make a finding relative to Zoning Code requirements Zoning analysis (Title , special area plans) Criteria for approval (Title 19.16) Zoning Entitlements: Findings

39 Subdivision Regulations NRS grants authority to local governments for the division of land Located in Title Division of Property

40 Subdivision Regulations Purpose: verify zoning conformance, adequacy of infrastructure Standards: Title 18 establishes subdivision regulations and construction standards Process: Tentative Map (TMP) and Final Plat Map (FMP) for recordation Division of Property

41 Origins of Land Use Controls Maps Available Online – www. lasvegasnevada.gov/publications/maps.htm Interactive Mapping Business Development Maps City Council Ward Maps Election Maps General Plan Maps Historic Locations Las Vegas Valley Maps Miscellaneous Maps Planning Areas and Other Boundaries

42 Conclusion Questions? Next class: City of Las Vegas Master Plan February 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM Development Services Center 333 North Rancho Drive, Second Floor Express Conference Room


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