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Invest in Complete Communities

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 1

Stabilize and strengthen existing neighborhoods through placemaking improvements.

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Objective 1.1

Increase neighborhood engagement

Sub-Objectives
1.1.1

Working with local jurisdiction code enforcement and outreach coordinators, develop neighborhood outreach plans to address community issues and provide resources for homeowner investments.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.1.2

Continue to reach out to key landowners and developers to gain support for the preferred land use map and to coordinate redevelopment of key sites.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.1.3

Foster new relationships between neighborhood leaders and businesses to identify incentives for businesses to support neighborhood identity and commitment.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 1.2

Develop housing and employment in mixed-use transit-oriented neighborhoods near job centers, schools and other services.

Sub-Objectives
1.2.1

Develop regional goals and standards that aim to reduce transportation costs and provide increased mobility in neighborhoods to everyday amenities, such as grocery stores, offices and schools.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.2.2

Consider development standards to reduce impediments to pedestrian access, such as block walls, cul-de-sacs, fencing and other obstacles that require the unnecessary use of a vehicle to travel short distances to otherwise adjacent uses, or consider including pedestrian access in the subdivision approval process.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: Clark County (CC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.2.3

Develop a toolkit, in collaboration with area economic development and real estate organizations and other institutions, that supports mixed-use development.

Lead Organization: SNS Project Team
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Complete
1.2.4

Identify opportunities to implement applicable incentives, including tax credits and other programs to support catalytic mixed-use projects.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.2.5

Partner with local healthcare and educational institutions to encourage the development of attractive, high-quality housing, and supporting businesses and services that support and are supported by higher education, medical or hospital districts.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Las Vegas (CLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.2.6

Encourage common licensing and development policies among local governments.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 1.3

Initiate redevelopment activities along transit corridors that enhance ridership, promote livability, and develop community character.

Sub-Objectives
1.3.1

Identify and fund infrastructure investments that enable and support increased housing and employment density along key transit corridors, such as those described in the Regional Plan.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNRHA)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Long Term
1.3.2

Provide technical assistance to local jurisdictions, such as model zoning overlays, for transit-oriented development.

Lead Organization: Federal Agencies
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Las Vegas (CLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.3

Pursue a pilot program to purchase deteriorated homes and redevelop them into public amenities, such as parks, to curb the process of deterioration of aging neighborhoods and attract additional reinvestment.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations:
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Long Term
1.3.4

Reduce negative impacts associated with redevelopment, such as displacement, by working closely with community members and developers to plan for a range of housing products for all stages of life and incomes.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.5

Work with local governments and redevelopment agencies to acquire key parcels for transit-oriented development.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Long Term
1.3.6

Increase or develop incentives on land use (e.g., FAR increases, parking reductions, etc.) to attract more compact development and allow the efficient movement of pedestrians, bicyclists, buses and motor vehicles within, to and through the area.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: Clark County (CC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.3.7

Consider revising and adopting minimum parking standards.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations:
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 2

Encourage an adequate supply of housing with a range of price, density, ownership, size and building types.

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Objective 2.1

Maintain an adequate supply of land with flexible zoning designations to meet the anticipated housing demand.

Sub-Objectives
2.1.1

Establish and maintain a regional forecast of housing needs and set periodic goals for housing supply, based on population projections.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
2.1.2

Monitor and disseminate information about regional housing development activity, developable land supply, residential zoning capacity, owner-occupancy rates, and use of zoning waivers to inform progress toward housing goals and to enable midcourse adjustments.

Lead Organization: Education and Research Partners
Supporting Organizations: Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
2.1.3

Educate elected officials, citizen organizations and the public on the housing needs and diversity of Southern Nevada's residents, and create a plan to provide quality housing for all residents regardless of income or stage of life.

Lead Organization: SNS Project Team
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNRHA)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Complete
2.1.4

Support rural communities and small towns to ensure long-term economic sustainability.

Lead Organization: Federal Agencies
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.1.5

Encourage updates to the housing elements of local master plans to align with housing demand.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County (CC)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 2.2

Develop housing to meet the needs of workers in future industry sectors

Sub-Objectives
2.2.1

Diversify housing options to meet the needs of local talent and the workforce. Increase the supply of high quality multi-family (condominium) housing in the Region's commercial cores and mixed-use commercial areas.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Long Term

Objective 2.3

Consider the needs of residents with low mobility and/or disabilities

Sub-Objectives
2.3.1

Research and analyze the needs of people with limited mobility, including identifying where they currently live, what types of housing products and community features they need, and ideal locations for improvements in order to increase self-sufficiency and integration with the community.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Southern Nevada Home Builders Association (SNHBA) ; Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNRHA)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Paratransit and Specialized Services
    -Paratransit identified themselves as taking a lead role in the research and analysis of the needs of people with limited mobility.
    -The Mobility Training Center (MTC) includes programs like Seniors on the Go (SOTG) and disabled advocacy groups, the RTC will work with these groups to develop training programs for fixed route usage.
    -A "practice" house located in the MTC is used to work with the visually impaired on life skills.
    -A CCSD program has been developed to train teachers that work with special needs kids.
    -The RTC would be involved with the internal layout of the development of the live-work center for the Opportunity Village Community Living Centers, where anyone can live.
    -Fixed route planning has already been contacted about bus stop locations around the development project.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
2.3.2

Create development incentives for new residential construction and to rehabilitate existing housing to meet universal and visitability design standards.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Southern Nevada Home Builders Association (SNHBA)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.3.3

Support existing boards and committees to evaluate plans, codes and policies to ensure that the needs of individuals with disabilities are addressed as part of the approval process.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    MPO-Engineering will support this objective.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV

Objective 2.4

Develop low-income and workforce housing in neighborhoods across the region.

Sub-Objectives
2.4.1

Encourage local governments to adopt land use, building codes, and zoning regulations that allow a mix of housing types that serve people from a variety of income levels, including single-family homes, cottage homes, townhomes, condominiums and apartments.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of North Las Vegas (CNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.4.2

Consider developing standards to allow for micro-units (200--400 square feet per person) that allow reasonable rents for low-income people and remove inefficient use of space in traditional homes.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.4.3

Work with for-profit and non-profit developers to encourage new mixed-income developments across the Region that can provide easy access to employment centers, family support systems, shopping, public transportation and recreational facilities.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.4.4

Conduct outreach with local businesses to develop Employer Assisted Housing (EAH) programs in which major employers provide incentives for their employees to live nearby.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.4.5

Identify funding sources to support affordable housing to reach Energy Efficient and NetZero standards, and generate surplus.

Lead Organization: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Supporting Organizations: Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNRHA) ; Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Federal Agencies ; Education and Research Partners
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.4.6

Pursue grants and other sources of funding such as HOME Investment Partnership funds to rehabilitate affordable housing for rent or homeownership, including performing energy upgrades on homes to meet local codes and home energy rating improvements.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Education and Research Partners ; Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    City of Henderson received Low-Income Housing Trust funds and Welfare Set-Aside funds from the NV Housing Div to provide affordable housing units (2017); City of Henderson using HUD HOME Investment Partnerships Program and Community Housing Development Organization. and HOME State funds to provide loan to Habitat For Humanity to build affordable housing units (2017); HOME Investment Partnership funds used to fund affordable properties throughout Southern Nevada; Nevada HAND utilized HOME, CDGB, and LIHTC for Boulder Pines affordable development
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
2.4.7

Working through the SNRPC and with the Southern Nevada caucus of the State Legislature, ensure an adequate supply of homeless housing is distributed throughout the region in ways that meet the needs of vulnerable populations.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC)
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 2.5

Educate and inform the population regarding housing choice, needs and rights

Sub-Objectives
2.5.1

Support the findings of the Regional Analysis of Impediments through continued engagement of housing and planning stakeholders and outreach with homeowner associations, multi-family property owners and residents to provide information on the Fair Housing Act, ADA, and rights of residents. (A Regional Analysis of Impediments is a housing analysis that assesses barriers to fair housing choice.)

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNRHA)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
2.5.2

Coordinate support services to interested homebuyers and first-time homeowners to prepare residents to establish credit, become financially stable, purchase homes, help ensure timely mortgage payments, maintenance of structure, and fulfillment of loan requirements.

Lead Organization: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Community Services of Nevada offers homebuyers assistance and counseling; Home is Possible offers first-time homebuyers with financial assistance and requires homebuying education; HUD provides list of approved housing counseling agencies (including Nevada Partners, Community Services of Nevada, Financial Guidance Center, etc.)
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
2.5.3

Develop new lines of communication with residents to inform them of their rights and how they can deal with housing challenges (e.g., code enforcement, creation of neighborhood associations, contact numbers and offices if they feel there are issues, no retribution options, etc.).

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Education and Research Partners
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 3

Support access to healthcare, healthy food, parks and community services.

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Objective 3.1

Developing new partnerships to enhance access to healthcare and community services.

Sub-Objectives
3.1.1

Develop public-private partnerships to encourage the development of primary care offices, healthcare and health-related facilities, especially in mixed-use areas that are currently underserved, and areas that are well-served by transit.

Lead Organization: Las Vegas Health Education Advocacy Leadership of Southern Nevada(Las Vegas HEALS)
Supporting Organizations: Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation (DETR) ; Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC)
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Paratransit and Specialized Services
    Helping Hands and Goodwill Services meeting to be conducted to share transit options.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
3.1.2

Encourage the co-location of healthcare and behavioral health services to increase access to care, potentially within a "one-stop shop" or resource center for all types of social services, including an employment opportunity center.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.1.3

Work with the healthcare industry to promote community wellness, and become partners with municipalities to build "healthy communities" like those championed by the Centers for Disease Control.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.1.4

Partner with organizations that are promoting wellness programs and working to reduce obesity and childhood obesity.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    COH received Invest Health Grant to provide resources, such as healthy food options, to at-risk residents; Partners for a Healthy Nevada (PHN) is Southern Nevada’s official obesity prevention coalition; niversity of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE), Green Our Planet, Create A Change Now, and the American Heart Association have school garden/wellness programs or work closely with school wellness coordinators; Southern Nevada Health District is developing tools/resources for school wellness coordinators to support implementation of the CCSD student wellness regulation; Clark County's obesity rates are lower than national average
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
3.1.5

Develop and implement a public health and safety education campaign.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 3.2

Research emerging issues and develop partnerships to improve access to affordable and healthy food options.

Sub-Objectives
3.2.1

To advance the priorities of Food Security in Nevada, Nevada's Plan for Action, support in-depth research on existing or emerging geographic concentrations of food insecure populations within Clark County.

Lead Organization: Three Square Food Bank
Supporting Organizations: College of Southern Nevada (CSN) ; Education and Research Partners ; Nevada State College (NSC) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Three Square publishes annual food insecurity map; Food deserts in Henderson identified in its Local Foods, Local Places planning; City of Henderson's Invest Health grant also addressed food insecurity in Pittman neighborhood
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
3.2.2

Support and coordinate with organizations working to increase access to healthy food options, including Southern Nevada Health District, including Southern Nevada Health District, Southern Nevada Food Council and the School of Community Health Sciences at UNLV, to identify underserved areas that could support healthy food outlets, urban agriculture, community gardens and farmer's markets.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: College of Southern Nevada (CSN) ; Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Education and Research Partners ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA) ; Nevada State College (NSC) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) ; State Agencies ; Three Square Food Bank ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.2.3

Promote healthy food options and ensure Supplemental Nutritional Program (SNAP) benefits are available in areas with concentrations of fast food outlets that also have high food insecurity rates.

Lead Organization: Three Square Food Bank
Supporting Organizations: College of Southern Nevada (CSN) ; Education and Research Partners ; Nevada State College (NSC) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    No farmers markets in the state of Nevada accepted SNAP until November 2011— Currently, 6 of the 11 farmers markets accept SNAP and 3 more will later this year; Veggie Buck Truck (Vegas Roots' "pop up" produce truck) sells fresh produce in areas with senior centers and around welfare offices; University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) facilitates EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) and SNAP-Ed programs to provide nutrition education in low-income neighborhoods; Other SNAP-Ed implementing agencies include HELP of Southern Nevada and Three Square Food Bank; Together We Can awarded $500k USDA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant to provide a nutrition incentive match for SNAP benefits redeemed at farmers markets and corner stores, which will help promote/increase healthy food access
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV

Objective 3.3

Prioritize access to parks, trails, open space, recreational facilities, and opportunities for physical exercise.

Sub-Objectives
3.3.1

Work with the National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program to request their assistance in developing community-led parks and other community gathering spaces, especially prioritizing underserved areas.

Lead Organization: Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; National Parks Service (NPS) ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.3.2

Identify vacant or underutilized land with low-income, at-risk or underserved communities that can be repurposed for public spaces.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of Las Vegas (CLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.3.3

Develop an action plan to increase park accessibility for areas that are underserved.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: National Parks Service (NPS) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of Las Vegas (CLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.3.4

Promote a development pattern that provides direct pedestrian-friendly connections to parks and open space between low-income, at-risk or underserved communities.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: National Parks Service (NPS) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.3.5

Encourage adoption of ordinance/code changes to ensure developments dedicate open space or pay impact fees to a regional parks and open space fund.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: National Parks Service (NPS) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.3.6

Provide superior access to the valley's natural environment (Red Rock Canyon, Mt. Charleston, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, Craig Ranch, and other parks) that includes welcome centers accessible to all Southern Nevadans.

Lead Organization: State Agencies
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.3.7

Support Outside Las Vegas Foundation's efforts to maintain trails and provide education on existing trails in the region.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.3.8

Support the planning and development of the Vegas Valley Rim Trail connecting neighborhoods to open spaces.

Lead Organization: Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.3.9

Develop and adopt uniform design and maintenance standards for trails and bike lanes.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    Developed Uniform Standard Drawings for Complete Streets.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 4

Improve neighborhood safety and protect residents from the harmful effects of pollution and hazardous materials.

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Objective 4.1

Increase safety of neighborhoods, parks and open spaces.

Sub-Objectives
4.1.1

Initiate and expand existing community organizing programs and/or street crime prevention programs to build neighborhood pride and increase crime prevention awareness.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Law Enforcement Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
4.1.2

Encourage the use of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) practices.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Law Enforcement Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County (CC) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
2 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    MPO-Engineering will partner with Transit Amenities to incorporate this objective at bus stop locations.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
  • Transit Amenities
    -The department is looking into alternative shelter design factors such as retrofitting shelters with solar lighting packages.
    -Maintenance to amenities is conducted in-house and cleaning services through contracts.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
4.1.3

Pursue the creation of community development organizations and community development efforts to ensure there are nonprofit organizations based in local neighborhoods working to build safety, community pride, and reinvestment projects.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Las Vegas (CLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
4.1.4

Replicate successful local and national examples of community-based partnerships with law enforcement to improve safety in communities experiencing high crime rates.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 4.2

Develop policies to promote environmental health of housing.

Sub-Objectives
4.2.1

Educate property owners pursuing new developments and home renovations about the benefits of using low or non-toxic materials such as low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paint and carpet, and other strategies to improve indoor air quality. Create healthy building material checklists and fact sheets that can be provided to property owners and contractors when applying for building permits.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
4.2.2

Encourage new development to incorporate project design features and guidance for building orientation to create areas for community interaction, maximize solar access, provide passive solar heating during cool seasons, and minimize heat gains during hot periods.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
4.2.3

Partner with Nevada Healthy Homes Partnership, EnergyFit Nevada, UNLV, state/county agencies, and EPA to provide education and technical assistance to improve health and comfort, especially to reduce mold and lead hazards and increase air quality standards in residential, office and commercial land uses.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
4.2.4

Partner with EnergyFit Nevada and the Asthma Coalition to promote education on asthma, allergy and other breathing disorder triggers caused by pollutants in homes.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
4.2.5

Develop and distribute spatial health analysis maps to stakeholders of Southern Nevada to initiate conversations about community health and the built environment.

Lead Organization: SNS Project Team
Supporting Organizations:
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Complete

Objective 4.3

Protect community members from the harmful effects of pollution and hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and environmental contamination.

Sub-Objectives
4.3.1

Reduce or eliminate the use of pesticides and herbicides on public properties that negatively impact human health, especially in parks and publicly accessible open spaces.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
4.3.2

Avoid locating new schools, childcare centers and senior housing in proximity to sources of pollution (e.g., truck routes and busy roadways) or near existing businesses that handle toxic materials. Where such uses are located in proximity to sources of air pollution or toxic materials, use building design, construction safeguards and technology techniques to mitigate the negative impacts of hazardous materials and/or air pollution on indoor air quality.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies ; United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 4.4

Prioritize the cleanup and reuse of brownfield and grayfield sites.

Sub-Objectives
4.4.1

Remediate EPA/state/locally-identified brownfield sites to prevent further pollution and to utilize land for other uses.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County (CC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
4.4.2

Develop area-wide plans and specific implementation strategies for integrating the cleanup and reuse of brownfield and grayfield sites into neighborhood revitalization efforts.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
4.4.3

Provide incentives for private sector cooperation to reduce the creation of hazardous wastes, the cleanup of brownfield sites, and the return of land to productive uses.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Nevada Department of Environmental Protection has funds it can grant for brownfields cleanup (private sector eligible for funds); U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has several programs that provide grants/loans for brownfield cleanup; Southern Nevada has received EPA assessment and cleanup grants
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
4.4.4

Establish appropriate measures for long-term environmental protection of previous brownfield sites.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 5

Promote resource-efficient land use and development practices.

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Objective 5.1

Promote sustainability in housing in the region to ensure a durable housing supply that will reduce housing costs for homeowners and renters.

Sub-Objectives
5.1.1

Promote and incentivize quality housing design that meets the needs of its users, enhances the neighborhood, and is built to last.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.1.2

Promote the rehabilitation of existing residential and commercial properties and energy efficiency standards to reduce the negative impacts of new development.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Nevada Energy (NV Energy) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Southwest Gas
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.1.3

Promote the use of residential solar installations and passive design techniques.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Nevada Energy (NV Energy) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Southern Nevada Home Builders Association (SNHBA) ; Southwest Gas
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.1.4

Promote energy efficiency audits as a real estate industry standard and develop an associated financing mechanism for the purchase of homes meeting a designated standard.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.5

Expand energy-efficient housing choices that move the community toward NetZero homes.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.6

Encourage adoption of energy code to increase NetZero homes.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.7

Develop incentive programs to identify inefficient housing stock and to retrofit older residential housing to achieve energy efficiency standards.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.1.8

Expand incentive programs, such as EnergyFit Nevada, that install high-quality, high-efficiency building technologies and assist homeowners in understanding how to make their homes more energy-efficient through energy assessments and financing/rebate options.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    ImpactNV promotes and performs home energy efficiency audits – 3,405 audits have been completed in Southern Nevada (as of current) through contract with NV Energy for the Powershift Home Energy Assessment program; ImpactNV also educates customers on rebate programs available through the utility companies and the state for making retrofits and upgrades more affordable; Governor's Office of Energy continues to offer H.E.R.O.S. and DEAL program
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
5.1.9

Expand existing programs that assist in the production of Energy Star and LEED homes, such as those built by Habitat for Humanity for affordable housing.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.10

Educate homebuilders, renters and homebuyers of the importance of shade near and around homes for additional energy conservation in the summer.

Lead Organization: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.1.11

Collaborate with subject matter experts and advocacy groups to foster sustainable communities and exhibit leadership in sustainable practices.

Lead Organization: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.12

Grow and encourage use of EnergyFit Nevada's low interest loan funds for home energy upgrades.

Lead Organization: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    EnergyFit Nevada’s low interest loan funds have been largely expended; ImpactNV is working with an A/C company to offer rebates for residents on higher efficiency A/C unit upgrades and replacements with the small amount of remaining loan funds; Current loan program available to state employees through the Governor’s Office of Energy
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV

Objective 5.2

Minimize air pollutant emissions from stationary sources to reduce emissions and improve air quality to meet or exceed national ambient air quality standards and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Sub-Objectives
5.2.1

Encourage adoption of ordinance or other code changes to promote the use of Air Quality Impact Analyses for certain types and sizes of land developments, including industrial developments.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.2.2

Encourage adoption of ordinance or other code to limit the use of solvents and aerosol sprays for painting and dry cleaning.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.2.3

Support and expand programs that incentivize electric-powered lawn equipment instead of mowers with gasoline motors.

Lead Organization: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.2.4

Promote natural spaces, particularly native trees, which are proven to counter poor air quality by absorbing greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and other pollutants.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.2.5

Support transit and land-use improvements and amenities that make walking and biking short distances viable, to further reduce carbon emissions.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 5.3

Support compact development and regulations that help the Southern Nevada Water Authority achieve water conservation goals and encourage reduction in water consumption.

Sub-Objectives
5.3.1

Support a variety of regulations by local governments to promote efficient use of water resources (e.g., turf restrictions, plumbing code requirement for high efficiency fixtures, etc.).

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.3.2

Continue to encourage the use of incentives to manage and reduce overall water use (e.g., providing rebates on water efficient technologies program).

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    SNWA rebates for businesses include the Water Smart Landscapes rebate, Smart Irrigation Controller Rebate Coupon, and Water Efficient Technologies incentive program; The Water Smart Landscape Rebate offers businesses money for removing grass and replacing it with water-efficient landscaping; SNWA offers financial incentives to commercial and multifamily property owners who install water-efficient devices and fixtures through the Water Efficient Technologies program; SNWA provided more than 5,000 conservation rebates saving the community over 320 million gallons per year in last year
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
5.3.3

Continue and expand education and outreach programs to improve water efficiency (e.g., school programs) and reduce water consumption during peak usage times of day and year.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    SNWA Water Smart commercials; Water usage restrictions instituted by SNWA and jurisdictions to limit use during peak times; SNWA created youth education program that provides training materials to teachers to inform youth on water issues; SNWA Youth Advisory Council allows high school students to provide perspective on water issues; SNWA Deputy Drip presentations available to K-2 students; SNWA Desert Discovery newsletter free to elementary schools; SNWA Water Education Institute offers teachers PDE credits
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
5.3.4

Consider local government adoption of ordinance or other code restricting water usage during peak usage times of day and year to enhance enforcement efforts.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.3.5

Continue SNWA, Las Vegas Valley Water District and local government adoption of progressive/tiered water pricing structure based on quantity and use.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Short Term
5.3.6

Encourage all new golf courses to use recycled water and submit drought-tolerant landscape and irrigation plans.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Short Term
5.3.7

Objective 5.4

Increase water quality and decrease wastewater and dry weather urban runoff while encouraging recycled water reuse strategies.

Sub-Objectives
5.4.1

Support the Clark County Flood Control District's Stormwater Quality Management Committee's adopted Stormwater Management Plan to promote site design standards in large parking lots, such as depressed medians, buffer strips, porous paving and minimized parking standards.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Clark County Regional Flood Control District (CCRFCD) ; Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
5.4.2

Encourage adoption of ordinance or other code for new and existing commercial businesses with water intensive uses that regulate/restrict water usage and provide other minimum standards. For example, consider requiring commercial car washes to recycle water on-site or send it to a wastewater treatment facility, where it can be cleaned and returned to the water cycle.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.4.3

Promote sustainable water practices among businesses, such as dry cleaners, gas stations, hotels and other similar uses.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Short Term
5.4.4

Work toward meeting or surpassing federal, state and local water quality requirements.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Long Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Southern Nevada's municipal water supply meets or surpasses all federal Safe Drinking Water Act Standards.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV

Objective 5.5

Promote energy efficiency to reduce regional and local energy demand.

Sub-Objectives
5.5.1

Encourage energy-efficient new home construction to meet or exceed energy efficiency standards.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Encouraged by Green Chips, ULI, and USGBC; SNHBA re-launched the Southern Nevada Green Building Partnership program, which promotes energy efficient and environmentally sensitive homebuilding in Las Vegas - SNGBP includes an “Above Code Program,” which allows builders to construct homes that exceed the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
5.5.2

Promote Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems, such as MGM's existing CHP system at CityCenter, to increase reliability and decrease regional energy demands of Southern Nevada's resort hotels.

Lead Organization: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Supporting Organizations: Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.5.3

Establish a regional Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program to assist commercial, industrial and multi-family property owners' access to affordable, long-term financing for smart energy upgrades to their buildings.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.5.4

Promote the use of electric vehicles in local and state government fleets.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Las Vegas (CLV) ; Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.5.5

Incentivize the construction of electric vehicle charging stations in local government zoning codes by offering parking reductions and other zoning-related incentives.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Las Vegas (CLV) ; Clark County (CC) ; Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Short Term
5.5.6

Expand incentive programs to include retrofits for existing commercial and residential structures for both energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Short Term
5.5.7

Develop shared renewable energy and energy-efficient models for higher density neighborhoods and public spaces, such as solar charging stations and NetZero cooling stations.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 5.6

Increase supply of regionally generated solar energy.

Sub-Objectives
5.6.2

Encourage all new commercial and residential construction to allow for solar energy connections.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Southern Nevada Home Builders Association (SNHBA)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.6.3

Develop campaign to educate local governments and HOAs on Nevada Revised Statute 278.0208, which prohibits the unreasonable restricting of systems for obtaining solar energy.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.6.4

Implement a green energy program that allows customers, both commercial and residential, to opt into purchasing clean energy from the local utility providers.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.6.5

Incentivize utility-scale renewable energy projects

Lead Organization: State Agencies
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Long Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Governor's Office of Energy incentives large-scale solar through its Renewable Energy Tax Abatement Program; Three large-scale projects received tax abatements in Clark County
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
5.6.6

Incentivize solar thermal on existing residential buildings measured by existing goals established by Southwest Gas for solar thermal installations.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Federal Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.6.7

Promote the adoption of legislation to allow small distributed generation sale of power and point-of-sale regulations to allow homeowners the ability to sell power back to their respective service company.

Lead Organization: State Agencies
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 5.7

Develop guidelines for the preservation of view corridors, and protection and restoration of natural resources.

Sub-Objectives
5.7.1

Coordinate conservation and development of natural resources by establishing a regional entity that represents the views of the federal, state, and local agencies involved in these efforts, including private and non-profit agencies.

Lead Organization: Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.7.2

Maintain the publicly available database to showcase the Region's network of park, trails and open space amenities.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Southern Nevada Health District hosts a parks/trail finder tool under the Neon to Nature banner (interactive online map and app); Clark County shares map of parks, trails, open spaces in county; Cities of Henderson, Las Vegas, and North Las Vegas also publish maps of their parks and trails
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
5.7.3

Implement the SNRPC Regional Open Space Plan to conserve areas for their value as open spaces and acquire public recreation access to public lands.

Lead Organization: Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.7.4

Incorporate xeriscaping and native/ adaptive landscaping from the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC) plant list into public agency design standards for trails, roadways, and other public rights-of-way.

Lead Organization: Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    The RTC's Complete Streets Policy references xeriscaping and native/adaptive landscaping from the SNRPC plant list.
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
5.7.5

Create incentives to encourage use of native plant materials in meeting the landscape code through outreach programs for developers, designers, engineers and contractors.

Lead Organization: Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 5.8

Increase regional solid waste recovery and reduce landfill contributions.

Sub-Objectives
5.8.1

Encourage franchise agreements to require single-stream recycling programs throughout the Region.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Republic Services
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    City of Las Vegas, City of North Las Vegas, City of Henderson, and Clark County all have single-stream recycling for single-family homes
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
5.8.2

Encourage franchise agreements to pilot and implement a composting program.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Republic Services ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.8.3

Introduce regional composting pilot program utilizing the EPA-supported best practices for establishing a composting program.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Republic Services ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN)

Time Frame: Short Term
5.8.4

Create an incentive-based program to promote regional recycling for both residential and commercial recycling based on case study research.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Republic Services
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term