At least one section of Muller Lane Parkway will have to be expanded to four lanes before a housing project near its southern end is allowed to move forward.
Planning commissioners voted 6-1 to approve a special use permit for Stoneridge Villas, a 159-home manufactured home development located north of the Muller Lane Parkway roundabout.
The property is owned by former Yerington onion farmer Butch Peri and future residents will be subject to a 99-year lease of the property on which the manufactured homes are placed.
But before those residents can move in, Peri is obligated to expand the section of Muller Lane between the roundabout and the Virginia Canal to four lanes and install sidewalks.
At Tuesday’s meeting, Deputy District Attorney Sam Taylor said Peri has agreed he is subject to the development agreement requiring the expansion.
He has admitted and acknowledged that the agreement is still in effect and that he has an obligation to complete the improvements prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy.
Planning Commissioner Nick Meier was the sole vote against the project, calling it sprawl.
Planning Commissioner Bryan Oland voted for the project, but questioned the need for additional 55-plus housing.
The project is master planned and zoned multi-family residential with a mobile home overlay.
Gardnerville Town Board members approved a design review and recommended approval of the special use permit last week.
Town Manager Erik Nilssen said the project lies within the community boundary for the town, which will provide garbage service.
Water will be provided by the Gardnerville Water Co., whose headquarters are within sight of the project. Sewer will be provided by the Minden-Gardnerville Sanitation District.
The project is included in the Minden-Gardnerville Plan for Prosperity.