Carson City Officials Approve Long-Term RV Park (2/1/2019)

Story by Woodall's Campground Management

The Carson City (Nev.) Planning Commission on Wednesday (Jan. 30) approved a special use permit for an extended stay RV park on Old Hot Springs Road, according to the Nevada Appeal

The property at 1440 Old Hot Springs Road, west of the airport, is zoned tourist commercial and a 30-day stay park is allowed there without a special permit from the city.

"I'd like to address the elephant in the room, the 180-day stay. If not for that you wouldn't even be here. You'd be out building your park," said Commissioner Charles Borders. "The 180-day stay makes it look like a trailer park."

Neighboring homeowners, who spoke during public comment, had the same concern.

"I fear that with no enforcement mechanism the park goes from vacationers to a motor home park to a low-income housing development," said one resident who lives near the site.

This is the proposed park's second trip to the commission. In December 2016, an SUP for a 180-day RV park on the property was approved by the commission, which then only included Borders and Mark Sattler from the current commission. The decision was appealed to the Board of Supervisors by surrounding residents and the applicant withdrew the permit application before the board had a chance to hear the appeal.

Rachel Kryder, project engineer, Resource Concepts Inc., representing the applicant, said the developer didn't expect many visitors to stay for six months, but wanted to provide the option for them to stay more than 30 days.

She said a six-foot fence around the property would be lined with shrubbery that would grow higher and provide greater privacy and standard quiet time at RV parks is 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. to reduce noise. Also, lighting will be contained within the park and not affect neighbors or the airport.

In all, there are 31 conditions of approval for the SUP.

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