Residents are asked to take part in a virtual open house and weigh in on draft area-specific policies, draft land use category descriptions and preliminary zoning districts as part of Clark County’s Transform Clark County’s Master Plan and Development Code rewrite.
Those interested in providing input should visit www.TransformClarkCounty.com and click on “Virtual Open House” atop the page by May 31. Participants are able to record their comments directly on the draft documents using the tools provided as well as see and respond to feedback from other community members.
Officials are seeking assistance from community members and stakeholders in different parts of the County to help review and provide input on the portions of the draft materials that pertain to their planning areas and local communities. This is an opportunity to ensure the updated Master Plan reflects what’s important to your community, officials said.
Virtual Open House materials are organized into three different “stations” for your review and comment:
- Station 1: Draft area-specific policies;
- Station 2: Draft land use category descriptions. An interactive map tool is also provided in English and Spanish to allow one to view and provide feedback on the proposed category conversions for one’s property; and
- Station 3: Preliminary zoning districts.
Once a new Master Plan is adopted, the area-specific policies will be used as a “supplement” to the countywide policies to guide decision-making in different parts of Clark County. With that in mind, officials would like feedback on the following questions:
- How well do the draft area-specific policies reflect issues or opportunities that are unique to one’s planning area and community overall?
- Are there goals or policies that one thinks should be refined to better convey those unique issues?
- Are there issues or opportunities that one thinks are missing?
- Does one have other thoughts and suggestions that would help tailor the area-specific policies to one’s planning area or community?
Officials ask that participants be as specific as possible when recording input. That input will be used to help refine the draft area-specific policies for incorporation as part of Clark County’s draft Master Plan to be released for review this summer.
Anyone with questions, may reach out to the project team at TransformClarkCounty@ClarkCountyNV.gov.
The virtual open house is the latest effort involved in the County’s major, multi-year “Transform Clark County” initiative launched in 2020. The process will establish a cohesive, countywide vision for the future of the County and a defined strategy to achieve that vision. This effort will include a complete rewrite of Clark County’s key policy and regulatory documents—the Master Plan and Development Code. The updated Master Plan will serve as a policy guide for the growth and physical development of Clark County over the coming decades and will inform subsequent updates to the Development Code.
“We need a clear vision for making our community more livable and sustainable,” said Commissioner Justin Jones, a vocal advocate for the updates. “For that reason, public input is critical so that we can come to a shared understanding of the kind of community we want today, tomorrow, and for future generations.”
The Master Plan rewrite portion of the Transform Clark County process is expected to be completed by this summer. Adoption of the Development Code will occur in late 2022.
Community input is an important part of reshaping both documents, which will help guide how future tax dollars are invested to improve our quality of life. One may track the project on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, NextDoor and other social media channels using the hashtag #TransformClarkCounty.
“We all want to see our community quality of life improve,” said Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick. “The work that goes into this roadmap for the future will help get us there.”
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.4 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 9th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1.1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.