Vintage developers submit plans for Carson City project

Developers of the proposed Vintage at Kings Canyon project submitted their application to the Carson City planning department last week.

The submission includes applications for master plan and zoning map amendments, planned unit development tentative map and a special use permit.

The two amendments and SUP are needed to build the project’s assisted and independent living facilities and related businesses because Carson City municipal code requires commercial zoning for congregate care use.

The commercial portion will include salon, restaurant and other service businesses for the development’s residents and guests only, according to the application.

Vintage at Kings Canyon LLP, the applicant, is including a development standards handbook for the PUD, which the developer says prohibits the owner or any subsequent owners from opening up the commercial enterprises to the general public.

“We’ve addressed just about every concern from the neighbors and the from the city,” said Vince Scott, general partner, Vintage at Kings Canyon LLP.

That includes 30-foot setbacks plus a 15-foot walking trail around the development’s perimeter, open space in excess of 30 percent, and single-story structures, although the roof pitches on some buildings are 10 to 12 feet high, said Scott.

The application also said the development’s covenants, conditions, and restrictions, or CC&Rs;, will limit single-family home occupancy to two people.

The application also says the traffic generated by the project will be 40 to 60 percent less than a typical subdivision of this size because it will be an age-restricted development.

The PUD map outlines the over-55 community planned on 48.21 acres between Mountain Street and Ormsby Boulevard and about 30 acres west of Ormsby, but not including about 50 acres of the Andersen Ranch abutting Kings Canyon Road.

The east side of the PUD includes two 24,000 square-foot assisted living buildings and a 21,000 square-foot independent living facility comprising 96 units and 10,000 square-foot pool house and pool on 5.6 acres to be rezoned neighborhood business; 11 single-family homes on 10,000 square-foot lots along the north perimeter; 15 houses on a minimum 8,500 square-foot lots on the western edge bordering Ormsby; and two zero-lot line offerings of 58 homes on 3,365 square-foot lots and 69 houses on 1,690 square-foot lots on the inside.

The PUD also includes plans for 59 houses on lots ranging in size from 14,400 to 17,140 square feet on the west side of Ormsby.

The acreage includes portions in so-called Federal Emergency Management Agency AO and AE flood zones, which means they could be subject to 100-year floods and require mitigation by the developer and, in the case of AE zones, flood insurance.

The city planning department will post the application online once it has been reviewed and deemed complete.

The developer has also set up a web site — — where there’s more details on the houses.

Next, the developer will go before the Parks & Recreation Commission on Sept. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Carson City Community Center’s Sierra Room to outline the project’s open space and trails.

Planning staff is recommending to the Planning Commission it hold a special meeting to review the application on Sept. 29 when the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Community Center can be reserved for the expected overflow crowd, said Hope Sullivan, planning manager.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment