13 amendments to be considered with master plan update
Proposed Master Plan Amendments
■ Bently Gardnerville Ranchos commercial to receiving area
■ Bently Johnson Lane Rural residential to single family estates
■ Curtis East Valley Irrigated agriculture to receiving area
■ Deverill Minden Commercial to multi-family residential
■ Godecke East Valley Agriculture to receiving area
■ Gregory Topaz Lake Commercial to multi-family residential
■ Hellwinkel Minden Commercial to multi-family residential
■ Holstein Gardnerville Ranchos Single family estates to single family residential
■ Lekumberry Genoa Agriculture to receiving area
■ Pegram Minden Commercial to multi-family residential
■ Peri Gardnerville Agriculture to multi-family residential, and commercial to industrial
■ Shaw Minden Tourist commercial to mulit-family residential
■ Williams Johnson Lane Forest and range to rural residential
A more complete list and description of the amendments is located at http://www.douglascountynv.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5678
Carson Valley residents received notices on a baker’s dozen amendments covering 1,985 acres proposed for inclusion in the update of the Douglas County Master Plan.
More details on each of the 13 requests will be available at the end of May, according to Community Development Director Mimi Moss.
Most of the requests are seeking conversion of current zoning to receiving areas, which designate locations for future growth.
Douglas County planning commissioners are scheduled to discuss the plan and amendments at a workshop June 6-7.
The first day will be set aside for master plan amendments. The second day will be when planning commissioners review the master plan elements.
Moss said planning commissioners won’t take action on these requests in June, but will take action at their public hearing July 18-19. The plan will then go to county commissioners for final approval.
“The full update of the elements in the master plan will also be considered at both the June and the July meetings,” Moss said.
The 13 amendment applications were submitted for consideration as part of the update process. Each amendment will be considered separately.
In February, planning and county commissioners approved streamlining the amendment process and making it available without cost if property owners could show that public utilities, such as water and sewer were already available.
Applications have been filed for the Gardnerville Ranchos, the East Valley, Johnson Lane, Topaz Lake, Gardnerville, Minden and Genoa.
The original master plan was approved in 1996 after years of hearings and work.
The plan has been updated every five years since. The original plan was intended to last 20 years, but county officials decided to update the current plan instead.
When the master plan was approved 20 years ago, Douglas County was undergoing a substantial growth period.