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File #: 21-0324-092221   
Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/9/2021 In control: Clark County Zoning Commission
On agenda: 9/22/2021 Final action:
Title: UC-21-0324-MCGILLIS INVESTMENT CO, LLP: APPEAL USE PERMIT for a funeral home. WAIVER OF DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS to allow modified driveway design standards. DESIGN REVIEW for a proposed funeral home on 2.0 acres in an R-E (Rural Estates Residential) Zone. Generally located on the north side of Lone Mountain Road and the west side of Tenaya Way within Lone Mountain. RM/rk/jd (For possible action)
Attachments: 1. UC-21-0324_Color_Merged.pdf, 2. 60 21-0324-092221.pdf
Date Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo/Audio
9/22/2021 Clark County Zoning Commission Approved

Agenda note: SUBJECT MATTER/RECOMMENDATION: In the matter of the recommendation of the Planning Commission that the Board approve the aforementioned described application of McGillis Investment Co, LLP (Francois Benoit) for a use permit, waiver of development standards, and design review (as indicated on the ATTACHED agenda item) (appealed by a neighbor): REPRESENTATIVE(S): SPEAKER(S): Present DISCUSSION: There being no objections, Item No. 60 was taken in conjunction with Item No. 61. Following introduction of Item Nos. 60 and 61, staff advised that both applications were approved by the Planning Commission. The Board was addressed by the applicant’s representative, Rami Atout, and Larry Davis, managing partner for Bunkers Mortuaries and Cemeteries, who advised that the proposed site was for a single-story 11,000 square foot funeral home with ranch style architecture; located at the intersection of Lone Mountain Road and Tenaya Way; was zoned R-E and surrounded by the RNP; the proposed use was typical for a major arterial and collector street; and staff and Planning Commission recommended approval. Gail Powers, Gene Collins, William Kremer, Nellie Gray, Nancy Moore, Michael Revine, Christian Salmon, Leo Basch, Shane Scott, Bridget Russo, Brigitte Solvie, and Victoria Brehmner spoke in opposition of the proposed project. Legal Counsel advised that the application was for a funeral home across from a cemetery; that a funeral home was more akin to a place of worship than commercial uses contemplated in the interlocal agreement; and the Board should consider the merits of the application when making their decision. In response to Commissioner Miller, Larry Davis advised that this was an application for a use permit; the proposed site plan had 117 parking spaces due the requirement that there be 10 spaces per 1,000 square feet; most services would be held during regular business hours; and a funeral home within proximity to a cemetery would ease some burdens for families. Staff advised that these facilities have been approved in residential areas as the code allows; there have not been negative effects to areas, including traffic, as it was a low impact use; and ten feet of Tenaya Way would be vacated. In response to Commissioner Kirkpatrick; Larry Davis advised that a preparation room was required by the Nevada State Funeral Board; a crematory was never part of the plan; the building plan would only accommodate one service at a time, with a limited capacity; larger gatherings would be provided alternative locations for services; and there would be no outdoor events. Commissioner Miller spoke regarding preservation of the neighborhood character; the intent of the interlocal agreement; and the appropriateness of the use permit. Discussion continued regarding purpose of the interlocal agreement; landscape installation; an administrative review; traffic alleviation; alternative more intrusive uses; and requirement to install a no left-turn sign.
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UC-21-0324-MCGILLIS INVESTMENT CO, LLP:

 

APPEAL USE PERMIT for a funeral home.
WAIVER OF DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS to allow modified driveway design standards.
DESIGN REVIEW for a proposed funeral home on 2.0 acres in an R-E (Rural Estates Residential) Zone.

 

Generally located on the north side of Lone Mountain Road and the west side of Tenaya Way within Lone Mountain.  RM/rk/jd  (For possible action)