Second Bodines planned for North Carson City

A second Bodines Casino is planned for north Carson City.

Silver Bullet of Nevada LLC has applied for special use permits to operate a casino and bar in NorthTown Plaza, the mall at Carson Street and College Parkway.

The business is “in contract to purchase the non-restricted gaming license associated with the Horseshoe Club,” according to its application filed earlier this month with Carson City’s Planning division.

Because the Horseshoe Club’s license was issued before 2002, the new casino property will not be required to include at least 100 hotel rooms per Carson City municipal code.

The casino, including a restaurant, will be located in 16,500 square feet of previously unoccupied space in the mall’s Building 3, a building in the mall’s southeast corner near Starbuck’s.

The SUPs will be on the Planning Commission’s Sept. 28 meeting agenda, Lee Plemel, Community Development director, said at the commission’s meeting Wednesday.

Also on that upcoming agenda will be an SUP for the disc golf course and another for an indoor go-cart track at 3777 N. Carson St. where Ben’s Fine Wine & Spirits is also located.

In addition to that meeting, the commission will have a second meeting on Sept. 29 to hear the application for the Vintage at Kings Canyon, the large planned unit development proposed on the Andersen Ranch off Mountain Street and Ormsby Boulevard.

The meeting will be held, as usual, in the Carson City Community Center’s Sierra Room, but will also be broadcast to the Bob Boldrick Theater there to accommodate the expected high public turnout.

The Vintage developer also will present his plans for the development’s parks, trails and open space at a special meeting of the Parks & Recreation Commission on Sept. 6, which will provide its recommendation to the Board of Supervisors.

At Wednesday’s meeting, the Planning Commission approved an SUP for a 47-foot tall, 144 square-foot freeway sign for the Maverik gas station at College Parkway and Research Way.

The sign will be located east of the station’s convenience store adjacent to the freeway and will include an electronic message portion advertising its gas prices.

The applicant, Wood Rodgers, requested a 53-foot sign to ensure visibility from the freeway, and cited signs already installed by Harley-Davidson and Walmart. Staff recommended a 40-foot sign.

“I agree with Mr. Borders, we should be limiting the visual clutter there,” said Chair Paul Esswein, referring to new commission member, Charles Borders, who said the Maverik sign could open up a “Pandora’s box” of businesses wanting signs along the city’s freeway extensions.

The commission approved the 47-foot height along with a condition the owner work with staff to design a sign that better complements the highway’s installed artwork.

The commission also approved an SUP for a temporary tract sales office, parking area and advertising signage for the Schulz Ranch housing subdivision and variances to setbacks required on four parcels on Linda Kay Court where four, three-story multifamily buildings are planned.


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