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Costco plans new Henderson store

Costco wants to build a new store in southwest Henderson, not far from the M Resort and Interstate 15, according to plans filed with the city this week.

It would become the fourth full-size Costco in the Las Vegas area and the second in Henderson. The chain also has a smaller “business center” near downtown Las Vegas, which carries a more limited selection than the full-size stores it calls warehouses.

The new 150,000-square-foot Henderson store would be on now-vacant land east of St. Rose Parkway, just north of Executive Airport. It would also have 10 gasoline pumps.

An architect working on the project filed plans with the city on Monday, and they’re scheduled to be reviewed by staff next week.

The new Costco would be in a fast-growing area of Henderson, with planned communities including Inspirada nearby.

City spokesman Keith Paul said the gasoline pumps require approval by the Henderson Planning Commission following a public hearing. The store alone would not require a public hearing, since the land is already zoned for it.

The City Council will only consider the project if someone appeals the Planning Commission’s decision to the council.

The plans submitted Monday don’t include an estimated opening date for the store. A spokeswoman at Costco headquarters in Issaquah, Wash., didn’t return a call seeking comment. The architects who submitted the plans declined comment.

The Planning Commission might hear the application in October, but Paul said city staff could have questions or suggested changes before then that push the hearing back.

Costco, a membership club that sells food and household goods in famously mammoth sizes — along with clothes and electronics — has 680 stores in nine countries, 480 of them in the United States.

Its existing Clark County warehouses are in Summerlin near Red Rock Resort, on the north side of the 215 Beltway off Decatur Boulevard, and near the Galleria at Sunset mall in Henderson.

Contact Eric Hartley at ehartley@reviewjournal.com or 702-550-9229. Find him on Twitter: @ethartley

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