|The Newly Adopted Paradise Palms Historic Neighborhood Overlay|
On Wednesday, February 8, 2017 the Clark County Commission
unanimously voted to establish Paradise Palms as the first historic neighborhood
in unincorporated Clark County. Taking advantage of the County’s Historic
Neighborhood Overlay Ordinance which was adopted in November 2011, the Paradise
Palms Historic Neighborhood Overlay District was adopted as a zone-change and
affects just over 200 homes within the original portion of the community.
|Nevada Preservation Foundation Associate Director, Michelle Larime presents on behalf of Paradise Palms|
|Paradise Palms resident Berta Papp speaks in support of the request|
|Michelle Larime and Paradise Palms resident Dave Cornoyer speak on behalf of the neighborhood|
County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani praised the community for its efforts and persistence in reaching this milestone, while each Commissioner weighed in on this historic precedent offering advice and suggestions for the community moving forward. Commissioner Giunchigliani made a motion for approval of the zone change request, and was unanimously supported by all members of the Commission. This new Historic Neighbohood Overlay only applies to a portion of our community at this point, roughly bounded by Desert Inn Road to the north, Spencer Street/Seneca Drive to the east, Commanche Drive to the south, and Oneida/Nakona to the west. Future expansions are planned.
|Commission Giunchiglianai discusses the historic neighborhood overlay ordinance|
|Unanimous vote for approval |
Approximately two years after the ordinance was adopted,
Paradise Palms began working with the Nevada Preservation Foundation (NPF) in early 2014 to
obtain assistance and guidance in navigating the Historic Designation process.
While there are approximately 1,000 homes within Paradise Palms, reaching
consensus with that amount of property owners would prove difficult, and the
community was advised to begin seeking Historic Designation in smaller sections
to ease the process. After review, it was determined that the oldest portions
of the neighborhood would make the most sense to start with for the Historic
|Newly created Paradise Palms Historic Neighborhood Overlay |
NPF worked with Paradise Palms to organize numerous
community meetings, send out mailings and arrange for neighborhood canvasses within the approximate 200-home area.
They held several successful fundraisers and solicited donations on the
community’s behalf so that we could reach this point. With NPF’s help, there
were countless numbers of volunteers who assisted, supported and led to this
|Portion of Paradise Palms which will be polled next for inclusion within the Paradise Palms Historic Neighborhood Overlay|
With the overwhelming support that this portion of the community
received for recognition as a Historic Neighborhood, NPF and Paradise Palms
will build on this momentum and begin polling the residents to the east of this
area, roughly bounded by Desert Inn Road to the north, Eastern Avenue to the
east, Viking Road to the south, and Spencer Street to the west to determine
interest in receiving Historic Neighborhood status. Kicking off this event will
be a Preserving Paradise Palms cocktail fundraiser
on Friday, April 28th
at the Historic Westside School. More details can be found by visiting NPF’s
Home & History webpage here
We're excited to have reached this historic milestone and proud to have become the first neighborhood in unincorporated Clark County to receive this honor. Thank you everyone for your support.