Master Plan Update 2019

Master Plan update

 

Background

The Douglas County Master Plan provides guidance on the location of different types of development in order to protect public health, safety, and welfare. The current Douglas County Master Plan was first adopted in April 1996 and was last updated in 2011. The current update was started after a joint workshop in February 2016 and was approved by the Planning Commission but never adopted by the Board of Commissioners. At a joint workshop on May 23, 2019, direction was given to re-vise and finalize the plan for approval by December 2019. The minutes of the workshop are available here.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Upcoming Public Hearings

The meeting dates and locations for public meetings of the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners to consider the Master Plan Map Amendments and the development agreement between Park Ranch Holdings LLC are set as follows:

* All agendas and supplemental material will be posted here at no later than three business days prior to the meeting. 

November 7, 2019, regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners (Douglas County Historic Courthouse, 1616 Eighth Street, Minden, Nevada): Introduction (First Reading) of Development Agreement between Park Ranch Holdings LLC and Douglas County

November 12, 2019, regular meeting of the Planning Commission (CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden, Nevada): Master Plan Amendments, including but not limited to, changes in land use for approximately 1,044 acres of Receiving Area in the Topaz Ranch Estates Community Plan and the Minden/Gardnerville Community Plan owned by Park Ranch Holdings.

December 3, 2019, special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners (CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden, Nevada): Possible Adoption (Second Reading) of Development Agreement between Park Ranch Holdings LLC and Douglas County and Master Plan Amendments, including but not limited to, changes in land use for approximately 1,044 acres of Receiving Area in the Topaz Ranch Estates Community Plan and the Minden/Gardnerville Community Plan owned by Park Ranch Holdings.

Upcoming (October 2019) Community Workshops

Douglas County is inviting the public to attend a public workshop on October 21st, 22nd or 23rd at the locations and times identified below. The workshops will include an introduction by the County Manager, and a brief staff presentation regarding the proposed Master Plan Amendments and Park Ranch Holdings LLC Development Agreement, followed by a question and answer breakout session where citizens can also give feedback regarding the proposed amendments and the Development Agreement.

October 21, 2019 
Topaz Ranch Estates Community Center – 4:30pm to 6:30pm
3911 Carter Dr, Wellington

October 22, 2019 – Douglas County Community Center - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
1329 Waterloo Ln, Gardnerville

October 23, 2019 – Indian Hills GID Board Room – 4:30pm to 6:30pm
3394 James Lee, Carson City

Douglas County Community Development will also host open office hours on October 24th, 2019 from 2:00pm until 5:00pm at the Minden Inn located at 1594 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden NV for those members of the public unable to attend the public workshops, would like to provide public comment and/or have additional questions.  

2016 Community Workshops

The public participation process began in June 2016 with Master Plan Community Workshops. The presentation from the Community Workshops may be viewed here. A summary of comments from the four Community Workshops may be viewed here. Workshop attendees completed questionnaires concerning the existing goals for their community plans. The questionnaire responses may be viewed here.

2016 Master Plan Survey Results

The 2016 Master Plan Survey collected 898 responses and ran from June 2 to July 31, 2016. The survey report may be viewed here. A live business poll was conducted at the Critical Issues Conference on September 29, 2016. The executive summary may be viewed here

View Proposed Master Plan Amendments

GIS Online Viewer (showing existing vs. proposed changes by APN)

Noticing Letter

Community Plan Changes
(B1) Northern Agricultural, and Indian Hills/Jacks Valley
(B2-B4) Airport, Central Agricultural, Johnson Lane, and East Valley
(B5-B12) Minden/Gardnerville, Central Agricultural, East Valley, Southern Agricultural, and Gardnerville Ranchos

Land Use Changes
(C1) Clear Creek Subdivision
(C2) Genoa Community Plan
(C3) North Fork Trails Subdivision
(C4) Minden Community Plan
(C5) Gardnerville (north) Community Plan
(C6) Gardnerville (central) Community Plan
(C7) Gardnerville (south) Community Plan
(C8) Gardnerville Ranchos Community Plan

Receiving Area Changes
(D1- D2) Minden/Gardnerville Receiving Area
(D3) Topaz Receiving Area

View the Park Ranch Holdings Development Agreement

Park Ranch Holdings Development Agreement

FAQ Resources and Reference Materials

NRS Chapter 278- Planning and Zoning (Master Plan begins NRS 278.150)

Park Ranch Holdings LLC Development Agreement

Douglas County Building Permit Allocation and Growth Management Ordinance (DCC 20.560)

Resolution 2007R-053 (Building Permit Allocations 70/30 Split)

2017 Douglas County Transportation Plan

Minden Gardnerville Plan for Prosperity

USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5262 (Impact of increased growth on Water Resources in the Carson Valley)

Town of Minden Water System Analysis
2018 Amendment to the Town of Minden Water System Analysis

(2004R-1097) Park Cattle Company Development Agreement and First Amendment (2007-1223)

Douglas County Code Chapter 20.658 Non-residential District Standards (Open and Subsurface Mining) 

State of Nevada Reports

State Demographer Population and Statistics Reports for NV Counties

Carson Valley Hydrographic Basin 08-105 - Year 2016 

Eagle Valley Hydrographic Basin 08-104 - Year 2016
 

Statewide Groundwater Pumpage Inventory - Year 2015 

Submit Comments

Please submit comments or questions to Jenifer Davidson, Assistant County Manager, Tom Dallaire, Director of Community Development, or Sam Booth, Planning Manager at 775-782-9821 or via email at countymanager@douglasnv.us.