ELKO — The City of Elko’s incorporated boundary may soon be growing.
At an Elko Planning Commission meeting Tuesday, commissioners will begin the process of annexing property into the city.
Two property owners — KLO Global LLC and Willow Glen Investment Group LLC — are proposing annexing just under 40 acres.
City Planner Greg Evangelatos said annexation plays an important part in the growth of a city, because it’s “how the city logically expands” and brings in new property that’s typically adjoining incorporated boundaries.
The annexation of the property allows other opportunities for the city, including additional right of way for transportation corridors.
KLO Global is looking to annex 0.521 acres of property, which includes the rights of way for Mountain City Highway and Sundance Drive. Willow Glen Investment Group is considering annexation of 37.33 acres of property, which includes portions of rights of way for Sagecrest Drive, Mountain City Highway and Cattle Drive.
Evangelatos said the additional rights of way that adjoins developments will allow the respective roads to be developed at city standards.
As part of the annexation process, city staff has suggested changes in zoning.
“The applicant may or may not be in complete agreement (with the suggested zoning), and they have the opportunity to present what they would like to do” before commissioners, Evangelatos said.
Staff has suggested a zoning change from agriculture residential to single-family and multi-family residential for the 0.521 acres currently owned by KLO Global.
For the 37.33 acres of property owned by Willow Glen Investment Group, city staff is recommending a zoning change from county agricultural residential to general commercial upon annexation.
“It’s a progression. Annexation brings the property, then zoning takes (into account) what is the best land use category” and implementation follows, Evangelatos added.
After commissioners consider the annexation of both parcels, and what zoning is most appropriate based on land use and the master plan, a recommendation will be forwarded to Elko City Council for action at an upcoming meeting.
Also at Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners will:
• Review and possibly approve a request for a one-year extension on a conditional use permit, for the construction of an apartment complex consisting of 96 units on 5.75 acres of property. The property is north of Mountain City Highway and east of Jennings Way.
• Review and possibly forward report of findings and recommendation to the City Council on the development of a subdivision involved in the proposed division of approximately 3.56 acres of property into 27 lots for residential development. The property is located north of Copper Street and east of North Fifth Street.
• Review and possibly forward report of findings and recommendation to the City Council for the vacation of a portion of River Street right of way. The area is approximately 10 feet by 50 feet and is located on the northwest corner of River and Third streets.
• Review and possibly approve an eight-month extension on a temporary use permit filed by Modern Concrete Inc. to allow for the placement and use of a trailer and continue the use of an existing trailer for administrative offices on a temporary basis. The property is located south of Sharps Access Road, east of 12th Street.
• Review and possibly approve a temporary use permit filed by NouHgt Technologies LLC for the temporary use of an existing parking area as a parking lot and shuttle pick-up and drop-off for mine employees. The property is on the northwest corner of Manzanita Lane and 30th Street.