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Community Development & Services

Planning Services Overview

Core ServicesEntitlements oversees all stages of development applications from the concept plan through final entitlement approval. Current Planning coordinates the Development Review Committee which works with internal and external departments, applicants and customers on their entitlement projects. This group works with the development community, residents, and property owners to collaborate and provide recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council. The team is responsible for the coordination of Planning Commission meetings, Development Agreements, public meetings and workshops. Staff performs analysis of future projects and negotiates with developers to ensure the highest quality of development for the City.  They answer customer inquiries with regards to zoning information, development applications, and development code compliance.

Development Services is responsible for reviewing building permits, sign permits, wall permits, accessory permits and civil improvement permit review for compliance with the Development Code and Entitlement applications. They are the lead group for reviewing map applications, address parcels and commercial/industrial developments.  As part of the final process in development of property, they are involved with inspections for compliance with city codes, including commercial, industrial and multifamily developments, cell tower facilities, landscaping and certificate of occupancy permits.

Long-Range Planning works with our community stakeholders, including residents, developers, city department, elected and appointed officials to create and implement a vision for the communityís future. To implement this future vision, staff works with all impacted stakeholders to create the policies and plans to address current and future community needs.

Regional Collaboration requires leadership in working with other local entities to address issues that cross jurisdictional boundaries and have impacts across the Las Vegas valley.  City staff coordinates much of this work under the auspices of the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC).