The Planning Commission approved
an addition to the high school’s greenhouse and changes to the latest phase of
Silver Oak residential development while wrestling with technology enabling it
to hold a remote meeting.
The commission is one of the
committees that under Gov. Steve Sisolak’s directive during the coronavirus
crisis must continue to meet if it has business to conduct.
On Wednesday, four commission
members and several staff people met in the Community Center’s Sierra Room as
usual while three members used videoconferencing to participate and applicants
and the public called in on phones to comment. The technology worked for the
most part, but there were some delays due to videoconferencing problems.
The commission approved an
amendment to Carson High School’s special use permit for its on-campus
greenhouse. The school plans to add a 400 square-foot outdoor classroom and a
The commission also voted to
recommend the Board of Supervisors approve a change to the Silver Oak
development agreement. The change involves cluster housing designated in the
agreement. The request was to reduce one area from 92 homes to 64 and reduce
the amount of open space, which is why the issue was before the commission.
The commission voted 6-1 to amend
the zoning map to change property on Butti Way from Public Regional to
The land is city-owned and is the
future site of an affordable housing project the city awarded to a developer
earlier this year.
Commissioner Paul Esswein voted