05/15/07 PC AGENDA SHEET

Street numbering system change industrial rd/fashion show dr

(TITLE 30)

PUBLIC HEARING

APP. NUMBER/OWNER/DESCRIPTION OF REQUEST

SC-0393-07 TRUMP RUFFIN TOWER I, LLC:

STREET NUMBERING SYSTEM CHANGE to allow an alternative floor/unit numbering system for a previously approved hotel condominium project on 6.0 acres in an H-1 (Limited Resort and Apartment) Zone.

Generally located on the north side of Fashion Show Drive, 350 feet east of Industrial Road within Paradise and Winchester. CG/mh/dr

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RELATED INFORMATION:

APN:

162-16-101-008; 162-16-114-001

MASTER PLAN/LAND USE GUIDE:

WINCHESTER/PARADISE - COMMERCIAL TOURIST

BACKGROUND:

Project Description

The standard method for numbering residential towers in the Las Vegas Valley is that the floor number corresponds to the level of the floor within the building. The units on that floor are then numbered corresponding to the floor in which they are located. For example, Floor 3 would be the 3rd level of the building and the units on that level would be numbered 301, 302, 303, etc. With this application, the applicant is requesting to deviate from the standard numbering system to allow an alternative floor/unit numbering system for the Trump Towers project. According to the applicant, during the design process, it was determined that the final height of the tower would be 640 feet high. Because of this, the top level of the building was assigned Floor 64. The numbering then proceeded down the building, ending with Floor 16 as the first level with condominium units. Below this level are 8 floors containing offices, recreation areas, parking and the lobby. If the building were numbered in the standard way, the first level of condominium units would be Floor 9 and the highest floor would be Floor 57. The applicant states that the individual unit numbers were assigned based on the floor numbers of 16 through 64 and contracts have been tendered based on those unit numbers.

The applicant states that in an effort to respond to concerns from emergency service providers, the project will be operated as a hotel with a front desk, security, FCC and phone switchboard. In addition, 24 hour security will be available to respond to any Emergency Response Teams. Any emergency in the building would be handled through the front desk, as is currently the case for hotels in Clark County.

Tower I is currently under construction and the application process has already started for Tower II. To maintain consistency between the two towers, the applicant is requesting that this numbering system be approved for both Towers I and II.

Prior Land Use Requests

UC-2138-04, a use permit for a resort hotel condominium and associated uses (Tower I), was approved by the Board of County Commissioners on January 19, 2005. TM-0768-04, a tentative map for a 1,282 unit resort hotel condominium complex (Tower I), was approved by the Planning Commission on February 17, 2005. UC-0861-05, a use permit for Tower II was approved by the BCC in July 2005.

Surrounding Zoning and Land Use

The site is surrounded by H-1 zoned properties with resort hotels on the adjacent properties to the north and east. The property to the south is the Fashion Show Mall zoned H-1. The adjacent property to the west has an existing office use zoned H-1. Also to the west across Industrial Road are developed M-1 zoned uses.

Related Applications

TM-0100-07, the tentative map for Tower II is a companion item on this agenda.

STANDARDS FOR APPROVAL:

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

Analysis

Current Planning

Staff does not support requested deviations from the standard addressing procedures used in Clark County. As the style of development evolves in the Las Vegas Valley, alternative methods of addressing, including different unit and floor numbering schemes will be requested. The ultimate concern when evaluating any alternative addressing system must be its effect on the ability of emergency services to respond to an emergency. Because of this concern, staff cannot support approval of this request.

Staff Recommendation

Denial.

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.

PRELIMINARY STAFF CONDITIONS:

Current Planning

If approved:

Building to be operated as a hotel with a front desk and 24 hour security;

Numbering to be consistent for both Tower I and Tower II;

All applicable standard conditions for this application type;


Civil Engineering

No comment.

TAB/CAC:

APPROVALS:

PROTESTS:

APPLICANT: Trump Ruffin Tower I, LLC, Et Al

CONTACT: Jolene Torres, Heritage Surveying, 7560 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 101, Las Vegas, NV 89117

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