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      City of North Las Vegas  i Module 1: Administration Preliminary Staff Draft | January 2008 

    Effective Date October 1, 2011

    CITY OF NORTH LAS VEGAS

    Zoning Ordinance

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      City of North Las Vegas ii Effective Date |October 2011 

    NORTH LAS VEGAS ZONING ORDINANCE 

    TABLE OF CONTENTS 

    17.04: GENERAL PROVISIONS ......................................................................................................... 1

    17.08: REVIEW AND DECISION-MAKING BODIES ................................................................................ 6

    17.12: REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCEDURES.................................................................................. 11

    17.16: ZONE DISTRICTS ............................................................................................................... 79

    17.20: USE REGULATIONS .......................................................................................................... 139

    17.24: DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS .............................................................................................. 211

    17.28: ENFORCEMENT, VIOLATIONS, AND PENALTIES...................................................................... 415

    17.32: DEFINITIONS .................................................................................................................. 417 

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      City of North Las Vegas iii Effective Date |October 2011 

    CHAPTER 17.04: GENERAL PROVISIONS 

    17.04.010  PURPOSE .............................................................................................................. 1 

    17.04.020  CITATION AND TITLE................................................................................................ 1 

    17.04.030  STATUTORY AUTHORITY .......................................................................................... 1 

    17.04.040  APPLICABILITY AND JURISDICTION ............................................................................. 2  A.  General Applicability...........................................................................................................2  B.  Compliance Required............................................................................................................2  C.  Application to Governmental Agencies.............................................................................2 

    17.04.050  RELATIONSHIP TO THE NORTH LAS VEGAS COMPREHENSIVE MASTER PLAN ...................... 2 

    17.04.060  RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER LAWS; CONFLICTING PROVISIONS ......................................... 2  D.  Conflict With Any Other Municipal Regulation ...............................................................2  E.  Conflict With Other Public Laws, Ordinances, Regulations, or Permits.......................3 

    17.04.070  RELATIONSHIP TO THIRD-PARTY PRIVATE AGREEMENTS ................................................ 3 

    17.04.080  TRANSITIONAL REGULATIONS ................................................................................... 3  F.

     

    Violations Continue................................................................................................................3  

    G.  Nonconformities Under Prior Ordinance...........................................................................3  H.  Approved Projects.................................................................................................................3  I.  Planned Unit Developments Approved Prior to the Effective Date .............................4  J.  Applications in Progress .......................................................................................................4  K.  Conditional Use Permits Deemed Approved....................................................................4 

    17.04.090  CLASSIFICATION OF ANNEXED TERRITORY .................................................................. 5 

    17.04.100  SEVERABILITY ......................................................................................................... 5 

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    City of North Las Vegas  1 Effective Date | October 2011 

    CHAPTER 17.04: G

    HAPTER 17.04: G

    ENERAL PROVISIONS

    NERAL PROVISIONS

    17.04.01017.04.010  

    PURPOSEPURPOSE

    It is the intent and purpose of this Code to protect the public health, safety, and general welfare of the community and the people of North Las Vegas through the establishment of minimum regulations governing development and use of land. This Code shall divide the City into districts and establish regulations in regard to location, erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, and use of structures and land. Such regulations are established to:

    A.  Implement the North Las Vegas Comprehensive Master Plan;

    B.  Conserve the value of buildings and land;

    C.  Promote a balanced supply of commercial, industrial, institutional, and transportation land uses that is compatible with adjacent land uses and has good access to transportation networks;

    D.  Ensure the provision of adequate open space for light, air, and fire safety;

    E.  Preserve the character and quality of residential neighborhoods;

    F.  Preserve and protect existing trees and vegetation, floodplains, stream corridors, scenic views, water quality, wildlife habitat, gateways, and corridors, and other areas of scenic and environmental significance from adverse impacts of land development;

    G.  Promote orderly development and redevelopment;

    H.  Prevent congestion in the public rights-of-way;

    I.  Prevent overcrowding of land and undue concentration of structures by regulating land, buildings, yards, and density of population;

    J.  Provide for compatibility of different land uses;

    K.  

    Provide for administration of this Code; L.  Provide for amendments;

    M.  Prescribe penalties for violation of such regulations; and

    N.  Define powers and duties of the City staff, the planning commission, and the City Council in relation to this Code. (Ord. 1164 § 3 (part), 1996: prior code § 19.1.030)

    17.04.02017.04.020  

    CITATION AND TITLECITATION AND TITLE

    This Code shall be known as and may be cited as the North Las Vegas Zoning Ordinance, except that when cited in this document, it shall be referred to as “this Code.” (Ord. 1164 § 3 (part), 1996: prior code § 19.1.010)

    17.04.03017.04.030  

    STATUTORY AUTHORITYSTATUTORY AUTHORITY

    The ordinance codified in this Code is adopted as the City of North Las Vegas’s Zoning Ordinance relating to comprehensive planning and zoning, pursuant to provisions of Nevada law, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, NRS 278.010 through 278A.590, Statutes of 1986, state of Nevada. (Ord. 1164 § 3 (part), 1996: prior code § 19.1.020)

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    CHAPTER 17.04: General Provisions 17.04.040 Applicability and Jurisdiction

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    17.04.04017.04.040  

    APPLICABILITY AND JURISDICTIONAPPLICABILITY AND JURISDICTION

    A.  General Applicability

    The provisions of this Code shall apply to all land, buildings, structures, and uses of land, buildings, and structures located within the City of North Las Vegas, unless an exemption is provided by the terms of this Code. The provisions of this Code are the minimum requirements adopted for the promotion of the public health, safety, and welfare.

    B.  Compliance Required

    1.  No building or structure shall be erected, converted, enlarged, reconstructed, or altered for use, nor shall any land, building, or structure be used or changed, except in accordance with all of the applicable regulations established by this Code.

    2.  No lot of record that did not exist on the effective date of this Code shall be created, by subdivision or otherwise, that does not conform to the applicable requirements of

    this Code. 3.  No permit or approval may be issued under this Code unless all structures and uses of

    land and structures to be authorized by the permit or approval conform to this Code, regulations promulgated under this Code, and the terms and conditions of other applicable permits and approvals issued under this Code. A permit or approval issued in violation of this Code is void.

    C.  Application to Governmental Agencies

    To the extent allowed by law, the provisions of this Code shall apply to all land, buildings, structures, and uses owned by government agencies. Where the provisions of this Code do not legally control such land, buildings, structures, and uses owned by government agencies, such agencies are encouraged to meet the provisions of this Code.

    17.04.05017.04.050  

    RELATIONSHIP TO THE NORTH LAS VEGAS COMPREHENSIVE MASTER PLANRELATIONSHIP TO THE NORTH LAS VEGAS COMPREHENSIVE MASTER PLAN

    The enforcement of, amendments to, and the administration of this Code shall be accomplished in accordance with the recommendations contained in the North Las Vegas Comprehensive Master Plan, as developed and amended on a regular basis by the planning commission and City Council for the City . (Ord. 1164 § 3 (part), 1996: prior code § 19.1.040)

    17.04.

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