On Tuesday, Barnes and the NNV1 partners will request an extension to the deadline to submit their final map for Ascente. The statute is that the developer has 4 years from the time of tentative map approval to submit the final map for the project. The Board of County Commissioners denied the appeal of the Planning Commission decision on August 8, 2017. The final map deadline was 8/9/2021. The developer submitted a final map for 5 of the 225 homes. This final map has nonconformances that preclude its approval. The developer is requesting a two-year extension to August 9, 2023. The way to skirt the legal deadline is to form a “Joint Development Agreement” with Washoe County to retroactively extend the deadline for the final map. This is the proposal before the County Commission. Readers may recall that District 2 Commissioner Lucey recused himself from the voting on the appeal by the neighbors due to his close ties to this developer.
The Ascente developer did not meet his legal obligations under Nevada law and is seeking a retroactive extension from the County Commission. Neighbors have a chance to express their opinion about this.
The Board of County Commissioners meeting will start at 10:00 AM on 8/24/21. The Ascente agreement is item 16 on the agenda. It is not clear how early they will address this item. You can send comments to the commissioners and to the county clerk. The comment tallies and the comments themselves will become part of the record.
Kitty Jung (she has no official email)