Commissioners approved a change to building elevations at the Walmart store on Pyramid Way, which will allow for new signage and color displays as part of the store’s re-branding initiative.
Building elevation changes also were approved for two subdivision properties being developed by Lennar Homes in the D’Andrea neighborhood.
Setback adjustments to the Wildcreek Golf Villas Planned Development Handbook were approved, which will allow developers more leniency to build closer to private roadways and streets in the area.
A special use permit was approved to allow Planet Fitness, a proposed 18,559-square-foot health club, to be built in the Silver State Plaza shopping center on a 19-acre site. The development lies in a Transit Orientated Development/Mixed Use Commercial (TOD) zoning district at 640 N. McCarran Blvd.
Finally, the commission approved the forwarding of the City of Sparks’ Regional Planning Annual Report to the Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency.
The report details the actions planning officials took in 2010, including issuance of a special use permit for the development of a hotel-casino at the Legends at Sparks Marina shopping center and the recent de-annexation of the East Truckee River Canyon from the city’s sphere of influence.
The report also makes note of possible changes to be made to the TOD master plan this year.
The busy night for the Planning Commission, which often meets for only minutes at a time because of a light agenda, was not lost on Community Development Director Neil Krutz, and it might just signify the slow rebirth of growth in the city.
“It’s been a long time since we’ve seen it,” he said.