City planners OK four-story hotel in Centennial Hills area

Hospitable neighbors have the OK to move into Centennial Hills.

Variances for a proposed four-story, 87-unit hotel were unanimously approved by the city of Las Vegas Planning Commission June 12.

The commission approved the requests made by applicant Sky Pointe Hotel Group LLC, 5701 Sky Pointe Drive .

Requests for variances were presented to the board for an undeveloped 1.82 acres on the southwest corner of Tenaya Way and Sky Pointe Drive.

The applicant met requirements for parking and street setback deficiencies, said Todd L. Moody, Ward 6 planning commissioner. Although Moody represents the ward, commissioners serve at-large and have general jurisdiction.

As per city Planning and Development Department procedure, staff members initially recommended denial of the project. Moody said the applicant’s waiver appeased the commission’s qualms.

“We decided the waivers were an appropriate land use,” he said.

The Planning and Development Department has a history with the undeveloped lot in question.

Applications with the city for variances and special-use permits were made in 1995, 2007 and 2009 for the lot.

The proposed hotel is part of the Town Center Master Plan, according to planning commission documents.

A neighborhood meeting hosted May 22 was unattended. Three neighbors sent notes of protest.

Attorney Chris Kaempfer, of Kaempfer Crowell law offices, represented Sky Pointe Hotel Group before the commission.

Kaempfer said groundbreaking is pending economic stabilization and funding.

Contact Centennial and North Las Vegas View reporter Maggie Lillis at mlillis@viewnews.com or 477-3839.

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