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County adds disclaimer to subdivision project

The new Park Place subdivision received Douglas County Planning Commission approval with a caveat D a disclaimer that the county is not bound to issue building permits.

Prior to approval of Park Cattle Co.’s development, Tom Perkins of the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office added the wording to the motion at Tuesday’s commission meeting.

The stipulation states that pending the outcome of the controversial Sustainable Growth Initiative, which is in litigation at Douglas District Court and at the Nevada Supreme Court, approval of the project does not bind the county to issue permits.

The SGI would limit the number of dwelling units in Douglas County to 280 per year.

Ninth Judicial District Court Judge Michael Gibbons set a preliminary injunction hearing Dec. 19 for a temporary restraining order against implementation of SGI.

The restraining order was brought by developers Jumpers LLC and Century 21 Clark Properties in Minden.

The issue has also been pending before the Nevada Supreme Court since oral arguments were heard Nov. 12.

Rob Anderson of R.O. Anderson Engineering presented the revised and revamped Park Cattle Co. development, requesting a planned development overlay for 105 acres around Minden Elementary School.

Park Place will include 316 residential units, including 270 single-family and 46 multi-family units.

The property is located east of Bougainvillea Drive at the north side of Buckeye Road in Minden, and adjacent to the Winhaven subdivision. Two residents of Winhaven spoke against the development at Tuesday’s meeting.

Don Corwin was concerned about the traffic increase and said if commissioners allow realignment of Bougainvillea it will “encourage more traffic.”

When county staffers addressed his concerns, stating that three access roads will alleviate that, Corwin said, “I am not satisfied with that answer.”

Lee Rathman, also from Winhaven, appealed to commissioners to guarantee that future projects allow for bicycle paths.

The commissioners approved the plan but deleted conditions requiring a traffic study, a northbound left turn lane off Buckeye Road with 75-feet of storage, a commercial driveway into the elementary school parking lot from Sanford Street and realignment of Sanford Street.

Commissioners also required further design reviews to be submitted to them, a bike lane along Heybourne Road, and the wording from Perkins regarding pending SGI litigation to be included in the motion to approve the project.

In other business, the planning commission:

n Withdrew an appeal of a land division application requested by Barry and Karla Jones for 2743 Nye Lane.

n Withdrew an appeal of a site improvement permit at Mountain Meadows at the west side of Foothill Road, three miles north of Genoa, at the request of the applicant R. O. Anderson Engineering.

n Regina Purcell can be e-mailed at