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Hafen gains approval on commerical subdivision map in Pahrump

HHH Investments LLC, owned by Pahrump developer Tim Hafen and family, has gained county approval on two tentative commercial subdivision development maps outlining the future of two parcels on the south side of the valley.

The commercial development lands total just over 13 acres bordering the existing Artesia at Hafen Ranch housing subdivision and could someday include such amenities as a grocery store and shopping center.

The proposed commercial subdivision encompasses two separate parcels, a 7.20-acre parcel at 5060 E. Kellogg Road and another 5.84-acre parcel at 4900 E. Kellogg Road. Both are zoned neighborhood commercial. Hafen stated that the subject properties have been planned for development for more than a decade, having been platted as a part of the Artesia subdivision on March 24, 2003.

Although Hafen noted that no actual building will take place just yet, he said he was making his request for approval as a preemptive move that would smooth the way for contracts with businesses desiring to purchase space and open up shop in the new development.

“This is two lots… fronting on Kellogg,” Hafen explained for commissioners during the commission’s Jan. 16 meeting. “Fox Boulevard goes between them. They have a 6-foot block fence to the north and east and west, separating them from residential lots. The utilities are all there, power, phone, sewer, water.”

The site

The commerical subdivision is within the existing tariff area of Pahrump Utility Company Inc., also owned by the Hafen family. Therefore, Pahrump Utility Company would provide water and sewer service while Valley Electric Association Inc. would provide electric service.

“So what we are asking here is, even though we don’t have an immediate plan for use, we have to do this before we can use it anyway. And with the economy picking up and things coming along a little better, we anticipate in the next few years having something going here,” Hafen stated.

The only board member with questions regarding the proposed commerical subdivision was commissioner Butch Borasky, who queried, “Could that property potentially be used as a grocery store, shopping center? Is it big enough?” Hafen confirmed that those were definite possibilities.

Nye County Commissioner Dan Schinhofen made the motion to approve the tentative maps, being sure to emphasize, “This does not grow homes. This allows for more commerical development.”

The motions to approve both tentative maps passed unanimously.

Conditions

Approval came with a series of conditions attached.

According to documents provided to the county, there are 21 standard conditions of approval, detailing requirements regularly associated with commerical subdivision developments. In addition to the standard conditions, there were two special conditions of approval as well.

“Property owner will be required to improve adjacent roads fronting the property with half-width improvements, to Nye County Standards. Those improvements are subject to review and approval (by the Public Works Director) of improvement plans, Technical Drainage Study, Traffic Impact Analysis and Geotechnical Study,” the documents read.

“All Off-Site Improvements and Warranty Agreements (Commerical Industrial Off-Site Improvement Agreement) are to be completed prior to any issuance of a Building Permit, Business License or Certificate of Occupancy for the subject development/property.”

Impact fees would be determined and paid prior at the time of issuance of any building permits or prior to the Certificate of Occupancy being issued.

“The developer intends to add CC&Rs to the subject property to ensure conformity to the surrounding neighborhood,” Hafen noted in a letter to Nye County Planning.

Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions are rules and regulations governing the use of property as required by a developer, builder or other entity.

Contact reporter Robin Hebrock at rhebrock@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @pvtimes

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