The Lyon County Planning Commission recommended the approval of the rezoning request on a 2.09-acre parcel at 158 Garnet Circle in Mound House to move forward with plans for the planned Mound House community center.
The zoning map amendment called for the subject parcel, located 2,100 feet north of the U.S. 50 in Mound House with Red Rock Road providing the most direct connection through Hematite Drive to Garnet, to be changed from an RR-2T rural residential to PF public facilities designation to be consistent with the master plan land use designation of public/quasi public.
Case planner Louis Cariola, making the presentation before the commission, explained the site at Garnet Circle is vacant with a slight slope heading to the southeast without a flood zone. The site sits outside the 500-year floodplain, so no floodplain development permit is needed.
Among surrounding private homes, the Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel is located to the south, a minor point brought up briefly given the potential for the community center’s development. The Mound House Fire Station is nearby at 56 Red Rock Road along with the county-owned public park at 52 Red Rock.
Primary findings for the amendment request were that the change falls consistent according to the county’s adopted master plan and land use designation, will not be inconsistent with adequate public facilities policies and is compatible with actual or master planned adjacent uses.
Cariola confirmed the land had been donated for the use of the community center.
The recommendation now returns for consideration to the Lyon County Commission, which has been holding discussions about building the center in recent months about providing a portion of American Rescue Plan Act funding for the facility and seeking to assist the community’s Citizen Advisory Board in giving its residents its own building for local meetings and functions.