Las Vegas Civil Engineering – Clark County Conforming Zone Change course of action
Are you planning on improving your character with a commercial or multi-family use? Do you have the proper zoning for that land use? Not always is your character properly zoned for various types of improvements. Will you need to rezone your character, or do you need a Special Use permit? It is highly recommended to consult with an Architect or Civil Engineer that is experienced in Land Use Application course of action.
The Zoning border Amendment is often triggered when converting a character from a residential use to commercial, or converting a character from a single family residential use to a multi-family residential use. Depending on several factors, the time of action can be fairly easy to almost impossible.
In Nevada, Clark County has established a course of action for character owners to change their character’s current land use to a higher density use or a completely different use. This course of action is referred to as a Zone border Amendment or Zone Change; converting from an existing zoning district to another. There are two types of Zone Changes; conforming and non-conforming. If the requested zoning is in compliance with the County Land Use Map, then the request is a Conforming Zone Change. If the request does not, then it is a Non-Conforming Zone Change. Below is a summary of the time of action for a Conforming Zone Change.
- Pre-Submittal Appointment – Some Zone changes require a pre-submittal meeting. What will cause this meeting? The main reasons are uses involving hazardous chemicals, explosives, materials or wastes in amounts regulated by the State of Nevada, Planned Unit Developments, Mixed Use Developments, Neighborhood Casinos, High Impact Projects, and Resort Hotels. Call (702) 455-4972 to set the meeting.
- Set the Application Submittal appointment 2 to 3 weeks prior to the desired filing deadline. Call (702) 455-4972 for an appointment.
- Application Package
- Title 30 Land Use Application (Signed by the character Owner & Notarized)
- Disclosure Form (Signed by the character Owner)
- Fire Permit Survey Form (Signed by character Owner)
- Site Plan – 5 copies, if conceptual, a Design Review maybe required.
- Floor Plans – 2 copies, if conceptual, a Design Review maybe required
- Elevations – 2 copies, if conceptual, a Design Review maybe required
- scenery Plan – 2 copies, if conceptual, a Design Review maybe required
- Assessor’s Map – 2 copies, complete-size, 11″ x 17″
- Zone border Map & Legal – Only required if multiple boundaries or a portion of the site will be rezoned – 2 copies.
- Deed – 2 copies, most recent
- Legal Description – 2 copies
- Parking examination – 1 copy, demonstrating adequate parking, maybe shown on Site Plan
- Justification Letter – 3 copies, needs to comply with County outline.
- County Filing Fees – $900 plus $500 for a Pre-Submittal Fee if applicable
- Clark County Comprehensive Planning Submittal Meeting
- Town Board or Citizen Advisory Council (TB/CAC) Meeting – About 4 weeks after filing the application
- Board of County Commissioners- About 2 weeks after TB/CAC meeting.
This is a simplified Land Use Application course of action. Every project is different, and may require additional steps. It is best to consult with an Architect or Civil Engineer who is well versed in the time of action early in the time of action. They are able to save you time and money, and assist you avoid many of the obstacles.