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City of North Las Vegas Page 34

Planning Commission Minutes December 28, 2005

Tiffany Shorter, 305 Princess Avenue, North Las Vegas, NV 89030 stated she was opposed to the application as the proposed project would bring more traffic congestion and crime to the area. She also submitted a petition signed by residents in the area who were also opposed to the project.

Chairman Aston closed the Public Hearing.

Stephanie Allen stated she appreciated the comments from the residents of the neighborhood and addressed some of their concerns. The property to the north had not been developed and was part of a proposed development. She pointed out there was a significant buffer between where the residents lived and the site of the proposed project and any impact as far as height or set-back would be minimal and was willing to work with the neighbors regarding specific requests of further buffering. There was also a significant landscape buffer with meandering paths and walkways. She explained the townhomes were a for sale product and did not felt they would hurt surrounding property values and would be a nice addition to the area.

Commissioner Dean Leavitt stated he had mixed feelings about the project as he could see the benefit of the proposed project and also understood the concern of the residents and agreed there was less crime in the area and was disappointed with some of the City’s departments, but indicted the Police Department had been doing a better of patrolling the area and felt a SEPTED analysis should have been done on the proposed project.

Commissioner Angelo Carvalho stated he agreed with the residents in the area of the proposed project and understood their concerns and was not in support of the application.

Ms. Allen stated she would continue the application to January 11, 2006 to continue to work with the neighbors to try to come up with a design they would be agreeable to.

Commissioner Jay Aston stated he was familiar with the history of the area around the site of the proposed development. He felt the product was nice but did not feel it was right for the area because it was apparent from the development to the west, that even single-family housing was not working in the area.

Commissioner Harry Shull agreed the project was not right for the area and was opposed to the application. He pointed out the project to the west was in trouble due to the financing and the way development was being done, not because the development was not right for the area.

Commissioner Aston asked Ms. Allen if she needed to meet with her client or if she had a time frame for the continuance. Ms. Allen responded she would like the application continued to January 11, 2006.

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