Commission OKs Master Plan as Part of `Transform Clark County' Effort

The Clark County Commission today approved a Master Plan overhaul that is part of a major, multi-year initiative called, “Transform Clark County,” launched in 2020. It establishes a cohesive, countywide vision for the future and a defined strategy to achieve that vision. This effort includes 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 future updates to the Development Code.

The new Master Plan differs from the previous document in that the previous master plan was organized into separate topics that covered the required state-mandated elements.  This Master Plan modernizes the approach by focusing on a series of core values that cover each of the required elements.

It was created after soliciting and receiving public comment from residents and community stakeholders through various open houses and comments received through the project website. The public was asked to weigh in on the six core values, county-wide policies, area-specific policies and draft land use category descriptions.

With the adoption of the new Master Plan, the area-specific policies will be used as a “supplement” to the countywide policies to guide decision-making in different parts of Clark County. The adoption of the  Development Code will occur next, probably in late 2022.

“The Master Plan provides a clear vision for making our community more livable and sustainable,” said Commissioner Justin Jones, a vocal advocate for the updates. “Guided by public input over the past year, the Master Plan will help Clark County achieve that vision over the coming years.”

Community input is an important part of the Transform Clark County initiative, which will help guide how future tax dollars are invested to improve our quality of life. One may track the project at www.TransformClarkCounty.com and 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.”

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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 2.3 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 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.