06/05/07 PC AGENDA SHEET

HOTEL/casino addition las vegas blvd s/sands ave

(TITLE 30)

PUBLIC HEARING

APP. NUMBER/OWNER/DESCRIPTION OF REQUEST

UC-0255-07 CASINO ROYALE:

USE PERMIT to expand an existing casino area.

DESIGN REVIEW for an addition to an existing hotel and casino (Casino Royale) that consists of additional casino area, office space, and all other accessory and incidental uses on 3.2 acres in an H-1 (Limited Resort and Apartment) Zone in the MUD-1 Overlay District.

Generally located on the east side of Las Vegas Boulevard South, and 1,600 feet south of Sands Avenue within Paradise. CG/dk/dr

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RELATED INFORMATION:

APN:

162-16-301-003 & 004

MASTER PLAN/LAND USE GUIDE:

WINCHESTER/PARADISE - COMMERCIAL TOURIST

BACKGROUND:

Project Description

The plans depict an existing hotel with 150 guest rooms and an existing 42,709 square foot, two story casino building consisting of the following: casino space, bar, snack bar, gift shop, restaurant (Dennys), lounge, and other accessory and incidental uses such as offices and back-of-house areas. The hotel/casino has frontage along Las Vegas Boulevard South, with a parking lot along with a parking garage located in the rear of the property. The applicant proposes the construction of a 14,900 square foot, 2 story addition to the casino building at the rear of the building. The plans for the first floor of the addition depict the casino area along with dining and accessory uses. The second floor features storage space and executive office spaces. The addition is consistent with the architectural style of the existing building in height and material. The addition will eliminate 37 parking spaces which will not impact the parking requirements for the site. The site will require 367 parking spaces where 501 spaces are provided.

Prior Land Use Requests

UC-0054-05 was approved by the Planning Commission (PC) on February 17, 2005 to allow a 144 square foot ice cream shop addition to the front of the hotel/casino and a wall sign with a 3 foot setback. WS-1986-04 was approved by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on December 8, 2004 to allow a 110 square foot ice cream shop addition to the front of the hotel/casino and a wall sign with a 6 foot setback. DR-1819-04 a request for a walk-up window in conjunction with the ice cream shop addition was withdrawn at the November 17, 2004 BCC meeting. UC-0860-03 was approved by the PC on July 3, 2003 to allow a separate entry into a restaurant area that is not through the main hotel/casino entrance. WS-0121-03 was approved by the PC on March 4, 2003 to permit temporary off-site parking for a resort hotel (Venetian). This application had a condition of approval for 3 years to review; however, no action was taken and since expired. DR-0262-01 was approved by the BCC on April 18, 2001 to permit an additional animated sign. UC-1086-95 was approved by the PC on August 3, 1995 to allow a land unit broker in conjunction with a timeshare acquisition agent. UC-0801-94 was denied on appeal by the BCC on August 3, 1994 for a 190 foot high, 3,025 square foot amusement ride. DR-0656-94 was approved by the BCC on June 8, 1994 to allow 2 animated signs. VC-0305-94 was approved by the PC on April 21, 1994 to allow a wall sign and a monument sign. VC-339-93 was approved by the PC on April 6, 1993 to allow a wall sign and a monument sign. UC-261-92 was denied on appeal by the BCC on October 8, 1992 to establish and maintain a unit broker for land sale presentations within the casino. UC-262-92 was denied on appeal by the BCC on October 8, 1992 to establish and maintain an acquisition agent for timeshare sales within the casino. DR-155-92 was approved by the BCC on December 2, 1992 to construct and maintain wall signs, raceways, directional, and freestanding signs. UC-019-92 and VC-055-92 were approved by the BCC on March 18, 1992 to construct and maintain 22,000 square feet of additional casino and bar area including the reconstruction of an existing restaurant and a parking garage. The first extension of time to review VC-055-92 was approved on appeal by the BCC on January 18, 1995. The second extension of time to review, VC-055-92 (ET-0069-98), was approved by the PC on April 8, 1998. The third extension of time to review, VC-055-92 (ET-0057-03), was approved by the PC on April 15, 2003. UC-075-76 was approved by the BCC on September 21, 1976 to allow the construction of a 3,000 square foot casino with a lounge and gift shop in conjunction with a motel.

Surrounding Zoning and Land Use

To the north and east is the Venetian Resort Hotel in an H-1 zone. To the south is Harrahs Resort Hotel, also in an H-1 zone. West across Las Vegas Boulevard South is the Mirage Resort Hotel in an H-1 zone.

STANDARDS FOR APPROVAL:

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

Analysis

Current Planning

This is an expansion to an existing hotel and casino located within the central portion of the Strip. This addition will enhance the existing site.

Civil Engineering

The applicant is currently developing the rear only of this property and at this time is not required to address additional rights-of-way. Future development of this site will require an 85 foot dedication for Las Vegas Boulevard South and possible bus turnout.

Staff Recommendation

Approval.

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

Per plans on file;

All applicable standard conditions for this application type.

Applicant is advised that 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

Traffic study and compliance;

Project may qualify for an exception to the traffic analysis with Civil Engineering Division approval;

If there are any non-standard improvements within the right-of-way, it may require a signing of a License and Maintenance Agreement;

Grant easements and construct a passenger loading/ shelter area in accordance with Regional Transportation standards.

Fire Department

Access must be in accordance with the 2005 Clark County Fire Code.

TAB/CAC:

APPROVALS:

PROTESTS:

APPLICANT: Evan Vause

CONTACT: Evan Vause, Cypress Architecture & Design Inc., 6275 McLeod Drive #5, Las Vegas, NV 89120

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