Carson City Planning Commission grants special use permit

The Planning Commission held a brief meeting on Tuesday instead of its regular meeting the last Wednesday of the month.

The agenda contained one action item: a request for a special use permit to add 720 square feet to a guest house and a 273 square foot carport to a property on Capitol View Drive.

The SUP was approved unanimously on a 5-0 vote with Commissioner Walt Owens absent and one vacancy on the seven-member commission.

In his staff report, Lee Plemel, community development director, said no applications for permits or tentative maps had yet been submitted to the city for the commission’s upcoming August meeting.

Plemel said he expected to receive a few by the deadline today, including requests from applicants for a sign, casino and the Schulz Ranch subdivision.

Developers of the proposed Vintage at Kings Canyon planned unit development on Andersen Ranch, which recently completed a second conceptual review, had not yet submitted a tentative map and Plemel didn’t know if they would by today.

Whenever the commission does take up the Vintage development, Plemel suggested the commissioners meet in the Sierra Room at the Carson City Community Center as usual and then broadcast the meeting to the Bob Boldrick Theater down the hall inside the Community Center as an overflow room to accommodate the public expected to attend.

At the commission’s last meeting, when the Mills Landing development was voted on, Commissioner Monica Green requested an update on plans to redesign and upgrade William Street.

The Mills Landing project, which goes before the Board of Supervisors today, is 105 single-family attached homes on State Street between Long and William streets.

Danny Rotter, engineering manager, said the construction project to redo William Street from Carson Street to the freeway was originally planned to be designed in 2017 and constructed in 2018, but plans for a similar project on South Carson Street has likely bumped the William Street project out a year, to design in 2018 and construction in 2019, barring any new funding.

The William Street corridor project, as well as a corridor project on North Carson Street from Carson Street to the freeway, are funded by the one-eighth of a cent sales tax increased in 2014.

The Planning Commission’s next meeting is 5 p.m., Aug. 31 in the Sierra Room, Community Center, 851 E. William St.


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