The Public Comment Period for Transform Clark County is now Open!
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS ON THE RED ROCK OVERLAY BY MARCH 23!
WHAT IS HAPPENING?
SRR is encouraging participation in the “Transform Clark County” public comment period, in order to keep protections in place for the Red Rock Overlay. In reviewing the new draft, our experts noticed an important protection was removed (see Background), so your comments are important!
WHAT CAN I DO?
- Click on the button below to be directed to Transform Clark County comment site
- Search for Page 87 “Red Rock Overlay”
- Click on the Section Title and voice your comments in support of keeping Red Rock Rural!
SAMPLE COMMENT: “The protection from clustered development should not be removed from the Red Rock Overlay (section 30.48.330). Removing the protections or allowing the trading of development credits would open the door for smaller lot, higher-density development around Red Rock Canyon, which I am not in favor of.”
The “Red Rock Overlay” section of the Clark County development code provides protection for our beloved Red Rock Canyon. The existing Red Rock Overlay Section 30.48.330 has Site Development Standards that have been removed from the new draft. The pertinent clause that was removed states:
“Clustered development shall only be considered in conjunction with an approved major project…and may only be permitted within a specific development and then only if the overall density distribution results in a project site plan consistent with the goals and policies of the overlay district.”
If this important protection is eliminated, Red Rock Canyon would be vulnerable to multiple subdivisions with lot sizes inconsistent with the rural zoning. Clustered development — also known as Planned Unit Development, or the trading of development credits — allows houses to be built close together on smaller lots like they are in the more suburban parts of Las Vegas.
We believe that allowing the trading of development credits is inconsistent with the goals and policies of the Red Rock Overlay and is a threat to the area’s environmental health and recreational safety.
IF YOU AGREE, PLEASE ADD YOUR COMMENTS TO THE PUBLIC RECORD. THANK YOU!