Planning commission mulls new hotel, child care

Rendering of proposed Home 2 Suites on North Carson Street provided by the Richardson Design Partnership.

Rendering of proposed Home 2 Suites on North Carson Street provided by the Richardson Design Partnership.

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As the calendar year comes to a close, Carson City planning commissioners are taking up several issues at their meeting scheduled for Tuesday. 

The meeting starts at 5 p.m. in the board room of the community center, 851 E. William St.

Commissioners will first mull over an extension of a special use permit (SUP) for a multifamily development at 201 E. William St, a 207-unit apartment complex known as “The Altair.”

“Kingsbarn Capital and Development is in the process of obtaining permits associated with the project,” reads the agenda. “The applicant previously obtained a one-year time extension that will expire on Jan. 26, 2024, and is requesting an additional year to obtain necessary permits and to begin construction.”

The current SUP is for “alternative compliance of the Downtown Mixed Use Standards, specifically standards related to the mixed use, sidewalk, window transparency and building envelope step-back requirements in a multi-family residential development on property zoned Downtown Mixed Use (DT-MU),” according to the agenda.

The same company developed the Marlette apartments now open off Little Lane.

Second, commissioners will consider a special use permit for a new hotel at 4011 N. Carson St. The property is zoned retail commercial.

“The subject property is located on the northeast corner of the intersection of North Carson Street and Silver Oak Drive,” reads a staff report. “The applicant has plans to construct a 91-room hotel which is an allowed use in the RC zoning district. The applicant is proposing a maximum building height of approximately 54 feet tall. CCMC 18.04.195 states that a project may exceed the allowable maximum height of 45 feet with the approval of a SUP.”

According to an Oct. 12 letter from Westex Consulting Engineers, the Home 2 Suites facility would consist of approximately 60,000 square feet and four stories.

Third, commissioners will weigh two related items about a child care facility. The Boys and Girls Club, the applicant, is proposing “an amendment to the (residential office) use district, CCMC 18.04.110, to permit a child care facility use as a conditional use in the RO use district without being accessory to a residential use,” according to the agenda.

“CCMC currently allows for a child care facility use accessory to a residential use with the approval of a SUP,” reads a staff report. “The applicant is proposing to remove the requirement that the child care facility use be accessory to a residential use. The child care facility use would still be a conditional use requiring approval of an SUP. “

Commissioners will make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors regarding the proposed ordinance. The related item is an SUP application from the Boys and Girls Club to establish a childcare facility at 2805 Mountain Street in the residential office zoning district. The request is contingent on adoption of the aforementioned code amendment, according to the agenda.

“The applicant is proposing a change of use from offices to a child care facility on a (approximately) .68 acre site with an existing 7,129 square foot building,” reads a staff report. “The request also includes the conversion of an existing 912 square foot garage to a commercial kitchen as an accessory use to the child care facility. The kitchen will be utilized for meal preparation to support the child care facility. No additions are being proposed, the existing landscape area will remain, and the parking lot located to the east of the building will be reconfigured to include a fenced play area and 20 on-site parking spaces.”

Lastly, planning commissioners will review the annual Master Plan report and make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors. An update of the Master Plan, adopted in 2006, is underway.

“Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 278.190 requires the Planning Commission to annually make recommendations to the board regarding the implementation of the Master Plan,” reads the agenda. “Staff will provide the Planning Commission with information regarding past, current and future Master Plan implementation actions for the commission’s consideration for the annual Master Plan report to the board.”


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