03/05/08 BCC AGENDA SHEET

RESORT HOTEL/WATER FEATURES harmon ave/koval ln

(TITLE 30)

APP. NUMBER/OWNER/DESCRIPTION OF REQUEST

DR-0103-08 MGM GRAND HOTEL, LLC, ET AL:

DESIGN REVIEWS for the following: 1) manmade decorative water features; and 2) accessory and incidental uses and buildings including pool areas and recreational buildings in conjunction with a resort hotel (MGM Grand) on a portion of 78.0 acres in an H-1 (Limited Resort and Apartment) Zone in the MUD-1 Overlay District.

Generally located between Las Vegas Boulevard South and Koval Lane and Tropicana Avenue and Harmon Avenue within Paradise. RR/dk/dr

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RELATED INFORMATION:

APN:

162-21-315-001 thru 577; 162-21-401-025 ptn

MASTER PLAN/LAND USE GUIDE:

WINCHESTER/PARADISE - COMMERCIAL TOURIST

BACKGROUND:

Project Description

The plans depict a recreational area that includes pools, spas, cabanas, and accessory buildings in conjunction with the MGM Grand Resort Hotel. The new recreational area is located on the north side of the existing pool complex and in between the Signature resort condominiums and the Convention Center building. Along with the pools and spas, 4 independent manmade decorative water features are proposed that range in size from 40 square feet to 496 square feet for a total of 1,227 square feet of water features. The water features according to the applicant cannot be used for human contact due to the small size. The applicant has attempted to integrate the pools and spas with the water features, but due to design and engineering constraints it was determined to keep them as separate features. Per Title 30, the MGM Grand Resort Hotel is allowed a maximum of 25,699 square feet of water features; however, the resort is under the allowed limit for water features.

Prior Land Use Requests

DR-0353-07 was approved by the Planning Commission (PC) on May 15, 2007 for a convention facility in conjunction with the resort. UC-0036-07 was approved by the PC on February 20, 2007 for an outdoor temporary commercial event to exceed the maximum number of days per event. Numerous land use applications have been approved for this site.

Surrounding Zoning and Land Use

The property is surrounded by developed H-1 zoned parcels in the resort corridor.

STANDARDS FOR APPROVAL:

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

Analysis

Current Planning

Staff can support the construction of manmade decorative water features when in conjunction with a resort hotel and within the allowable square foot area. These water features represent little less than 5% percent of what is allowed for a resort hotel of the size of MGM Grand.

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

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

No comment.

TAB/CAC:

APPROVALS:

PROTESTS:

APPLICANT: Scott Gibson

CONTACT: Scott Gibson, 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89119

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