Carson City Board of Supervisors to take up Ormsby House building permit extension

The Board of Supervisors Thursday will consider whether to grant an extension to an Ormsby House building permit that’s set to expire Oct. 6.

Normally, building permits can be given up to two, 18-month extensions and the Carson Street project permit has already been extended twice.

But a third extension for the Ormsby House may be granted with conditions meant to finally open the doors on the long-languishing property.

Nick Marano, city manager, is proposing the board grant a 12-month extension with a development agreement that requires a certificate of occupancy when the permit expires.

“We are very pleased with the progress and conveyed to them that in order to feel comfortable taking the extension to the board, we would need a certificate of occupancy at the end of the extension,” said Marano.

He and Mayor Bob Crowell last week met with Don Lehr, one of the property’s two owners, and took a tour of the building.

In addition, the owners would have to post a bond to cover the cost of the remaining construction should they fail to live up to the terms.

The building is about 80 percent complete, said Marano, so the permit and bond apply to the last 20 percent of the project.

The property is on the market and the permit extension could help the owners find a buyer.

“We want to keep the property as marketable as possible,” said Marano.

The extension would allow a new owner to finish construction without going through the permitting process, unless plans for the building significantly changed.

The supervisors will also decide whether to accept dedication of right-of-way at Schulz Ranch Subdivision Phase 1; approve the $152,972.03 purchase of roofing materials from Garland/DBS, Inc. to coat the Carson Aquatic Facility roof; and appoint a member to fill a term on the Open Space Advisory Committee from among six applicants.

The Board of Supervisors meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Sierra Room, Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.


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