Sparks City Council Meeting 3/10/2014 2:00:00 PM

    Monday, March 10, 2014 2:00 PM
    Council Chambers, Legislative Bldg., 745 Fourth St., Sparks, NV

Planning and Zoning Public Hearings and Action Items: 8.1

Title: PCN13021 – Consideration and possible action to amend the master plan from Industrial (I) to Tourist Commercial (TC) on site approximately 10.5 acres located at 1795, 1817, 1819, 1845 and 1865 Glendale Avenue.
Petitioner/Presenter: Baldini's Sports Casino/Karen L. Melby
Recommendation: Planning Commission and Community Services Department recommends approval; see suggested motion below.
Financial Impact: N/A
Business Impact (Per NRS 237):
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
Agenda Item Brief: This request is to amend the master plan designation from Industrial (I) to Tourist Commercial (TC)on a site approximately 10.5 acres in size.

Background: On December 5, 2013, the Planning Commission approved the master plan amendment and forwarded a recommendation of approval for the zone change on a property approximately 10.5 acres in size from Industrial (I) to Tourist Commercial (TC) located at 1795, 1817, 1819, 1845 and 1865 Glendale Avenue. The existing casino building was constructed in the early 1970s. The Shy Clown Casino operated at this location from 1974 to 1981. The property was vacant for seven years. In 1988, Baldini’s Sports Casino opened and still operates at the southwest corner of Glendale Avenue and Rock Boulevard. Baldini’s Casino has over 42,000 square feet of casino floor area. The two existing buildings on the property consist of a 59,883 square foot casino building on the east side and a 6,000 square foot storage building on the west side. The remaining 10 acres has been developed as parking lots and landscaping. The neighborhood meeting for the master plan amendment was held November 25, 2013. The master plan amendment was determined to be in conformance with the Truckee Meadows Regional Plan on January 22, 2014.

Analysis: Baldini’s Casino property consists of six parcels for a total of 10.45 acres. The properties are designated on the Sparks Land Use Plan as Industrial. The applicant is requesting the master plan amendment to change the land use from Industrial to Tourist Commercial. The parcel the casino building is located on is currently zoned Tourist Commercial. The other five parcels are zoned Industrial. The applicant is requesting to rezone the balance of their properties, five parcels, from Industrial to Tourist Commercial. This request will bring all their properties between Glendale Avenue, Rock Boulevard and Freeport Boulevard as land use designation of Tourist Commercial and zoned as Tourist Commercial. The master plan findings are attached to this staff report. The other attachments for your reference are: Master Plan Map, Regional Planning Commission conformance letter and Planning Commission Report of Action.

Alternatives: 1. The City Council cannot certify the master plan amendment and remand it back to the Planning Commission with direction.

Recommended Motion: I move to certify the master plan amendment, associated with PCN13021 based on the Findings MP1 through MP4 and the facts supporting these Findings as set forth in the staff report.

Attached Files:
     Master Plan Findings_BALDINI.pdf
     CR13-010 RPC action letter.pdf
     PCN13021 Rock Property Investors LLC.pdf
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