addition resort hotel Las vegas blvd S/sands ave

(TITLE 30)




USE PERMITS for the following: 1) expand casino areas; 2) additions and revisions to previously approved shopping center areas and associated accessory and incidental uses; and 3) deviations to development standards.

DEVIATIONS for the following: 1) reduce on-site parking requirements; and 2) permit deviations per plans on file.

DESIGN REVIEW for the following: 1) an expansion of the casino area; 2) additions and revision to approved areas; and 3) additional rooms (suites) all in conjunction with an existing resort hotel (The Venetian) and approved Phase II portions of the resort (Palazzo) on 62.9 acres in an H-1 (Limited Resort and Apartment) Zone within the MUD-I District.

Generally located on the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard South and Sands Avenue within Paradise. RR/lo/jl





162-16-202-004, 005, & 007; 162-16-211-003, 004, 007, 008, 010, 011, & 012; 162-16-310-004, 008, 009, 010, 011, & 013


1. Expand casino and shopping areas in conjunction with previously approved Phase II portions of the resort hotel (Palazzo).

2. Permit additions and revisions to the previously approved portions of the associated shopping center with associated accessory and incidental uses (Walgreens parcel, add casino area, suites).

3. Permit deviations to development standards.


1. a. Reduce on-site parking for the entire resort hotel for both Phase I and Phase II (Venetian and Palazzo) and Walgreens store to 11,782 parking spaces where 16,666 parking spaces are required (a 30% reduction).

b. Reduce on-site parking for the approved shopping center and proposed additions and revision (previously approved airspace shopping area) to 548 parking spaces where 623 parking spaces are required (a 12% reduction).

2. Permit all other deviations as depicted per plans on file.




Project Description

This is a request for additions and revisions to portions of the Palazzo (Phase II of the Venetian Resort) and the approved shopping center (airspace) on the adjacent Walgreens parcel. The application will incorporate a recently purchased approximately 3,049 square foot parcel on the northwestern side of the approved resort into the Palazzo portion of the resort. The addition is 16,103 square feet, 4 stories, and 125 feet high and includes casino, shopping, and accessory areas. The elevations and setbacks will match the approved portions of the building.

The application also includes additions and revisions to an airspace shopping center approved on a 0.7 acre parcel located along Las Vegas Boulevard South and embedded in an area between Phase I (The Venetian) and Phase II (The Palazzo). The original approved plans for the shopping center depicted 6 stories, 155 foot high, and a 163,373 square foot addition to the resort. The area is revised to now allow 26 hotel rooms (suites), and 124,216 square feet of casino, shopping and related areas, back-of-house, and equipment areas. The first floor of the shopping center which is the Walgreens pharmacy will remain the same. The other floors of the shopping area (basement and airspace portion) will be revised from 5 levels to 7 levels consisting of hotel rooms on a number of levels, the shopping center, and the back-of-house mechanical area. The approved height of the building will remain at 155 feet. The revised elevation plans were modified but are similar in design to the Mediterranean architectural style to the existing and approved portions of the building. The landscape plan shows 10 feet of landscaping along Las Vegas Boulevard South and 6 feet along the north side of the building along the access driveway. The building and height setback ratios approved along Las Vegas Boulevard South remain the same and comply with code requirements.

As previously approved, the applicant is requesting a 30% reduction for all required parking for both phases of the resort including the Walgreens Pharmacy and a 12% reduction for the airspace level above the Walgreens store. The application also includes a request to convert approximately 13,550 square feet of existing convention space to a showroom and incidental uses. The required parking is included in the revised parking calculations. The previous approvals allowed 30% for the resort and the Walgreens store and a 12% reduction for the airspace shopping center which resulted in 11,462 parking spaces. The entire resort with the proposed additions and revision results in required parking of 16,666 spaces, the proposed reduction of 30% for the resort and 12% reduction for the airspace will allow a total of 11,782 parking spaces. The applicant indicates that a total of 11,907 parking spaces will be provided within the on-site garages and the approved shared parking garage on the south property line which will exceed the proposed parking reduction. The applicant was advised that the conditions of approval of UC-0072-04, especially those that deal with how parking is provided and managed for the site, will apply to this application.

Prior Land Use Requests

The most recent application dealing with the resort is UC-0196-05 which approved a shared parking garage in conjunction with Harrahs on the south property line in May 2005. UC-2002-04 was approved by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) in February 2005 to add a 163,373 square foot shopping center area, including a Walgreens pharmacy to the existing Venetian, which was a relocation of the existing shopping center space within the resort to an adjacent parcel, subject to a 30% reduction at the ground level (the same as the rest of the Venetian complex), and a maximum 12% reduction for the retail/commercial space above Walgreens. This approval increased the overall parking requirement for the Venetian/Palazzo site to 11,462 parking spaces. UC-0072-04 was approved in June 2004 for the expansion of the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino, which required a total of 11,233 parking spaces. UC-1823-00 approved the final plans for an additional 1,000 hotel room tower for the current Venetian hotel resort located on the remaining south 48.5 acre portion of this site. A variance (VC-2108-97) was approved to permit 840 on-site parking spaces and 1,062 off-site parking spaces in conjunction with the Sands Convention Center in order to satisfy parking agreements for the convention center once the Venetian Hotel & Casino project was approved. All previous applications on the Walgreens parcel were expunged with the approval of UC-2002-04.

Surrounding Zoning and Land Use

Properties to the north across Sands Avenue and west across Las Vegas Boulevard South consist of the Wynn Las Vegas Resort Hotel and the T.I. (formerly Treasure Island) Resort Hotel, both zoned H-1. The existing H-1 zoned Fashion Show Mall is located to the northwest across the Las Vegas Boulevard South/Sands Avenue intersection. Existing portions of this development (the Venetian Resort Hotel and Sands Exposition Center) are located immediately south and east of the proposed additions.


The applicant shall demonstrate that the proposed request meets the goals and purposes of Title 30.


Current Planning

Staff finds that the proposed additions and revisions are appropriate and compatible with the existing approvals and architectural design of the resort. This application is also appropriate and complements with other resort developments on the Las Vegas Strip. Additionally, staff has no objection to the parking reductions as proposed because the same reductions were previously approved and this request allows the land area and building additions and revisions to be included within the previously approved provisions.

Department of Aviation

Due to the height of the proposed building, the development will penetrate the 100:1 notification airspace surface and or the Part 77 airspace surface. Therefore, the Board of County Commissioners may delay action on this land-use application until a valid FAA airspace determination has been received and the Department of Aviation has had an opportunity to review the determination.

Staff Recommendation


If this request is approved, the Board and/or Commission finds that the application is consistent with the standards and purpose enumerated in the Comprehensive Plan, Title 30, and/or the Nevada Revised Statutes.


Current Planning

Subject to a maximum of 12% parking reduction for the revisions to the airspace areas above the Walgreens Store; up to a 30% reduction for the entire resort as previously approved; no construction of airspace portions of the project above the Walgreens Store until 9,000 on-site and off-site parking spaces are provided for the entire development; providing a development and parking phasing plan; parking for the approved Walgreens to be depicted within the existing parking garage as previously approved; a 10 foot wide minimum landscape area with medium trees, 24 inch box in size, with shrubs to cover 75% of the landscape area adjacent to the street with an off-set sidewalk as approved by Civil Engineering and/or Public Works; recording perpetual cross access, ingress/egress, and parking easements between the two properties; depicting on a site plan the location of parking on the Venetian site with a signed and recorded joint parking agreement; the architecture of the building and future phases to match the Venetian Resort; and all applicable standard conditions for this application type. Applicant is advised that the conditions of approval of all other applications including but not limited to UC-0072-04, UC-2002-04 and UC-0196-05 still apply to the development of the resort; approval of this use permit only approves any relaxed standards that depart from the development and improvement standards required by Title 30 provided such relaxed standards completely comply with the approved plans on file; approval of this application does not constitute or imply approval of a liquor or gaming license or any other County issued permits, licenses or approvals; any change in circumstances or regulations may be justification for the denial of an extension of time; and that this application must commence within 2 years of approval date or it will expire.

Civil Engineering

Updating traffic study and compliance.

Department of Aviation

No building permits shall be released for the project prior to the Department of Aviation notifying Zoning Plan Check that the applicant has received all necessary airspace approvals; applicant is required to file a valid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Form 7460-1, "Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration" with the FAA in accordance with 14 CFR Part 77; alternatively, the applicant may submit to the Director of Aviation a "Property Owner's Shielding Determination Statement" and request written concurrence from the Department of Aviation; applicant must also receive either a permit from the Director of Aviation or a variance from the Airport Hazard Areas Board of Adjustment (AHABA) prior to construction as required by Section 30.48.120 of the Clark County Unified Development Code. Applicant is advised that the FAA's determination is advisory in nature and does not guarantee the Director's permit or an AHABA variance will be approved; and that a standard condition of approval for a Director's permit or an AHABA variance is the granting of an avigation easement.




APPLICANT: Lido Casino Resort LLC

CONTACT: Greg Borgel, 300 South Fourth Street #1500, Las Vegas, NV 89101

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