40.210.030    Rural Center Residential Districts (RC-2.5, RC-1)

A.    Purpose.

    The rural center residential zones are to provide lands for residential living in the rural centers at densities consistent with the comprehensive plan. These districts are only permitted in the designated rural centers. Natural resource activities such as farming and forestry are allowed to occur as small-scale activities in conjunction with the residential uses in the area. These areas are subject to normal and accepted forestry and farming practices.

(Amended: Ord. 2018-01-09; Ord. 2019-03-05)

B.    Location Criteria.

    These zoning districts are only permitted within the designated rural centers adopted as part of the Clark County comprehensive plan in areas with a comprehensive plan designation of rural center residential.

(Amended: Ord. 2018-01-09; Ord. 2019-03-05)

C.    Uses.

    The uses set out in Table 40.210.030-1 are examples of uses allowable in rural center residential zone districts. The appropriate review authority is mandatory.

•    “P” – Uses allowed subject to approval of applicable permits.

•    “R/A” – Uses permitted upon review and approval as set forth in Section 40.520.020.

•    “C” – Conditional uses which may be permitted subject to the approval of a conditional use permit as set forth in Section 40.520.030.

•    “X” – Uses specifically prohibited.

Where there are special use standards or restrictions for a listed use, the applicable code section(s) in Chapter 40.260, Special Uses and Standards, or other applicable chapter is noted in the “Special Standards” column.

Table 40.210.030-1. Uses 

 

RC-1

RC-2.5

Special Standards

1.    Residential.

 

 

 

a.    Single-family dwellings and accessory buildings, including 1 guest house

P

P

40.260.010

b.    Rural accessory dwelling unit

P

P

40.260.022

c.    Family day care centers

P

P

40.260.160

d.    Adult family homes

P

P

40.260.190

e.    Home business – Type I

P

P

40.260.100

f.    Home business – Type II

R/A

R/A

40.260.100

g.    Bed and breakfast establishments (up to 2 guest bedrooms)

P

P

40.260.050

h.    Bed and breakfast establishments (3 or more guest bedrooms)

P

P

40.260.050

i.    Country inns of historic significance

C

C

 

j.    Garage sales

P

P

40.260.090

k.    Residential care homes

C

C

40.260.180

l.    Temporary dwellings

P

P

40.260.210

m.    Staffed residential homes

C

C

40.260.205

n.    Residential care facilities (on parcels 2.5 acres or greater)

C

C

40.260.180

2.    Services, Business.

 

 

 

a.    Commercial nurseries predominantly marketing locally produced plants and associated landscaping materials

P

P

 

b.    Roadside farm stand

P

P

40.260.025

c.    Agricultural market

P

P

40.260.025

d.    Veterinary clinics

C

C

 

e.    Commercial kennels on a parcel or parcels 5 acres or more

R/A

R/A

40.260.110

f.    Private kennels

P

P

40.260.110

g.    Animal boarding and day use facilities

P

P

40.260.040

h.    Dental and medical offices

C

C

 

3.    Services, Amusement.

 

 

 

a.    Publicly owned recreational facilities, services, parks and playgrounds3

P

P

40.260.157

b.    Parks3

P

P

40.260.157

c.    Private recreation facilities, such as country clubs and golf courses, including such intensive commercial recreational uses as golf driving range, race track, amusement park, paintball facilities, or gun club

C

C

 

d.    Golf courses

X

X

 

e.    Equestrian facility on parcels less than 5 acres

C

C

40.260.040

f.    Equestrian facility on parcels 5 acres or greater

P

P

40.260.040

g.    Equestrian events center

C

C

40.260.040

h.    Outdoor public entertainments, amusements and assemblies

R/A

R/A

Chapter 5.32

4.    Services, Membership Organization.

 

 

 

a.    Churches

C

C

 

5.    Services, Educational.3

 

 

 

a.    Public or private schools, but not including business, dancing or technical schools3

C

C

40.260.160

6.    Public Service and Facilities.3

 

 

 

a.    Ambulance dispatch facilities3

C

C

40.260.030

b.    Government facilities3

C1

C1

 

7.    Resource Activities.

 

 

 

a.    Agricultural and forestry, including any accessory buildings and activities

P

P

40.260.080

b.    Silviculture

P

P

40.260.080

8.    Other.

 

 

 

a.    Utilities, structures and uses including but not limited to utility substations, pump stations, wells, watershed intake facilities, gas and water transmission lines

P

P

40.260.240

b.    Solid waste handling and disposal sites

C

C

40.260.200

c.    Wireless communications facilities

P/C2

P/C2

40.260.250

d.    Cemeteries and mausoleums, crematoria, columbaria, and mortuaries within cemeteries; provided, that no crematoria is within two hundred (200) feet of a lot in a residential district

X

X

 

e.    Temporary uses

P

P

40.260.220

f.    Electric vehicle infrastructure

P

P

40.260.075

g.    Medical marijuana collective gardens

X

X

 

h.    Marijuana-related facilities

X

X

 

1 Government facilities necessary to serve the area outside urban growth boundaries, including fire stations, ambulance dispatch facilities and storage yards, warehouses, or similar uses.

2 See Table 40.260.250-1.

3 Once a property has been developed as a public facility, a docket is required to change the comprehensive plan designation from the current zone to the Public Facilities zone.

(Amended: Ord. 2003-12-15; Ord. 2005-04-12; Ord. 2007-06-05; Ord. 2011-03-09; Ord. 2011-06-14; Ord. 2011-08-08; Ord. 2011-12-09; Ord. 2012-02-03; Ord. 2012-02-08; Ord. 2012-06-02; Ord. 2012-07-03; Ord. 2013-07-08; Ord. 2014-05-07; Ord. 2014-11-02; Ord. 2016-03-11; Ord. 2016-06-12; Ord. 2018-01-09; Ord. 2019-03-05)

D.    Development Standards.

1.    New lots and structures and additions to structures subject to this section shall comply with the applicable standards for lots and building height, and setbacks in Tables 40.210.030-2 and 40.210.030-3, subject to the provisions of Chapter 40.200 and Sections 40.350.030 and 40.550.020.

Table 40.210.030-2. Lot Requirements

Zoning District

Minimum Lot Area (acres)

Minimum Lot Width (feet)

Minimum Lot Depth (feet)

RC-2.5

2.51

1002

140

RC-1

1.01

1002

140

1 Utilities, structures and uses including but not limited to utility substations, pump stations, wells, watershed intake facilities, gas and water transmission lines and telecommunication facilities may be permitted on newly approved lots of less than the minimum parcel size.

2 Unless a greater width shall be required by the Clark County fire code.

Table 40.210.030-3. Setbacks, Lot Coverage and Building Height

Zoning District

Minimum Setbacks4

Maximum Lot Coverage

Maximum Building Height (feet)

Front (feet)5

Side

Rear (feet)2

Street (feet)5

Interior (feet)1

RC-2.5

25

25

10, 50

10, 50

N/A

353

RC-1

25

25

10, 50

10, 50

N/A

353

1 Side Setback. Minimum side setback on each side of the residential dwelling and incidental buildings shall be ten (10) feet unless fire regulations require a greater setback, and fifty (50) feet for accessory buildings used for agricultural purposes. Side setbacks from abutting property zoned agricultural or forestry shall be a minimum of fifty (50) feet for all structures. Side setbacks from abutting property zoned for surface mining uses shall be one hundred fifty (150) feet, unless a lesser setback is approved per Section 40.250.022(D)(2)(b).

2 Rear Setback. Minimum rear setback for all structures when the abutting property is not zoned for natural resource or surface mining uses is twenty (20) feet unless fire regulations require a greater setback. Minimum rear setback for all structures shall be fifty (50) feet when abutting property is zoned for natural resource uses. Rear setbacks from abutting property zoned for surface mining uses shall be a minimum of one hundred fifty (150) feet for all structures, unless a lesser setback is approved per Section 40.250.022(D)(2)(b).

3 For all structures.

4 Setbacks for nonconforming lots shall be those as set forth for conforming lots except in cases where the standard setbacks will result in the buildable area of the lot being reduced to less than ten thousand (10,000) square feet. In these cases setbacks may be reduced to achieve a building envelope of at least ten thousand (10,000) square feet; however, in no case may they be reduced to less than twenty (20) feet for the front setback and five (5) feet for the side and rear setbacks.

5 Setbacks in rural centers are measured from right-of-way, and not from public sidewalk easements; provided, that setbacks to garage and carport entrances shall maintain a minimum eighteen (18) foot setback from sidewalk easements.

(Amended: Ord. 2008-06-02; Ord. 2016-09-04)

2.    Previous Land Divisions.

    The remainder lot of a previously approved agriculture or forest district “cluster” land division or the remainder lot of a reconfigured land division may be further divided only if the total number of lots in the previously approved “cluster” land division is below the density permitted in the existing zone. An example is a previously approved “cluster” short plat of three (3) one (1) acre and one (1) seventeen (17) acre remainder which is now zoned for five (5) acre lots. The original parcel was twenty (20) acres, divided by the current two and one-half (2.5) acre minimum lot size equals eight (8) lots. Since four (4) lots were already created, the remainder parcel can be further divided into not more than four (4) additional lots.

3.    Signs. Signs shall be permitted according to the provisions of Chapter 40.310.

4.    Off-Street Parking. Off-street parking shall be provided as required in Chapter 40.340.

(Amended: Ord. 2006-09-13; Ord. 2018-01-09)