Sparks City Council Meeting - Amended 10/27/2014 2:00:00 PM

    Monday, October 27, 2014 2:00 PM
    Council Chambers, Legislative Bldg., 745 4th St., Sparks

General Business: 9.3

Title: FIRST READING. PCN14036 Bill No. 2687, an ordinance to rezone from A-40 (Agriculture) to NUD (New Urban Development), on a site totaling approximately 5.1 acres located at 6300 David Allen Parkway, Sparks, NV; and other matters properly relating thereto.
Petitioner/Presenter: Lazy Five Company/Karen L. Melby, AICP
Recommendation: First Reading
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:

FIRST READING of a request to rezone from A-40 (Agricultural) to NUD (New Urban Development) on a site totaling 5.1 acres located at 6300 David Allen Parkway.


On  March 18, 2004, the Planning Commission approved a Master Plan Amendment for the entire Kiley Ranch North Planned Development to amend the land use designation from Open Space(OS), 3 dwelling units per acres (3 du/ac),  4 dwelling units per acres (4 du/ac), 10 dwelling units per acres (10 du/ac); General Commercial (GC), Business Park (BP), and School/Park to Low-Medium Residential (LMR 5.0 - 7.9 DU/AC), Medium Residential (MR 6.0 - 11.9 DU/AC), Medium-High Residential (MHR 12.0 - 17.9 DU/AC), High Residential (HR 15.0 - 23.9 DU/AC), Community Commercial (CC), Neighborhood Commercial (NC), Arterial Commercial (AC), Village Center (VC), Office/Business Park (OBP), Business Park (BP), School/Park, Public/Institutional (PI), Neighborhood Park (NP) and Open Space (OS).

On October 18, 2004, the City Council tentatively approved the Development Standards Handbook for Kiley Ranch North.  On January 12, 2005, the Regional Planning Commission found the project in conformance with the Regional Plan and approved a project of regional significance.

The final handbook for Phase 2 was approved by City Council on December 11, 2006. 

On February 10, 2014, the City Council certified a master plan amendment to change the land use designation on this property from Public Institution to Mixed Use Residential and approved an amendment to the Phase 2 Kiley Ranch North Handbook which is a property adjacent to this parcel located to the south. 

On October 2, 2014, the Planning Commission reviewed this zone change and recommends the City Council approve the zone change request from A-40 to NUD zoning. 



The subject property was designated in the tentative Kiley Ranch North Planned Development handbook as Neighborhood Park because it is the location of the existing ranch house and out buildings for the Kiley Ranch homestead.  Since the approval of the tentative handbook, the proposed uses and ownership of properties have changed. The applicant is requesting this zone change with the intent to be included in an amendment to the Phase 2 Kiley Ranch North Planned Development.



The project, as submitted and conditioned, is consistent with the City of Sparks Master Plan.

The Land Use Plan Goals and Policies that are also relevant to this proposal include:

GOAL LU1:    To create a growth pattern which assures flexible, feasible and efficient developments and which includes natural and cultural amenities.


LU1a.  The City will support a preferred growth pattern which applies consistent and uniform standards to areas planned for similar uses.  

LU1c:  The City will approve development plans which address unique to the developing area to minimize impacts to adjacent properties and assure protection of natural and cultural resources.

LU5a:  The City will encourage land uses and development which maintains a balance of population, housing and employment within urban and emerging growth areas.

LU5b: The City will support sustainable economic development for future non-residential development.

The Kiley Ranch North Planned Development master plan has been adopted as part of the Sparks Master Plan.  This request does not change the approved master plan land use designations and does not entitle any land uses until there is approval of a final planned development handbook.  This request is for one of the properties covered by the master plan amendment that the Planning Commission approved in September. The master plan amendment moved the neighborhood park designation to lands located south of the area for the tentative Kiley Ranch North Planned Development. There are other applications being reviewed at this time to address the proposed amendments to Kiley Ranch North Planned Development.  One of the applications is expected to provide for the replacement of the open space and neighborhood park that was located in the amendment area of Phase 2 of Kiley Ranch North Planned Development.


The project is consistent with the surrounding existing land uses.

The surrounding land uses and zoning are summarized in the table below:


Land Use



Business Park

NUD (New Urban District)


Mixed Use Residential (MUR)

NUD (New Urban District – Phase 2 of Kiley Ranch North Planned District )


Residential in Kiley Ranch Planned Development

NUD(New Urban District – Phase 6 of Kiley Ranch North Planned District)


Future Commercial

NUD(New Urban District – Phase 3 of Kiley Ranch North Planned District)

The intent of this zone change is to allow it to become part of the Phase 2 Kiley Ranch North Planned Development as a mixed use residential use.  This property represents the transition area between the future commercial to the west and the future residential to the east. A higher residential density (23.9 units per acres) is appropriate in this location.


Public notice was given and a public hearing held per the requirements of the Sparks Municipal Code.

Public notice was given and the Planning Commission and City Council meetings function as the public hearings for this item.



Recommended Motion:

Read bill by title and schedule second reading and public hearing for the regularly scheduled meeting on November 10, 2014.

Attached Files:
     CC_ZC Ordinance&Legal_Lazy5.pdf
     Lazy Five ZC Maps.pdf
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