Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Environmental Science

First Committee Member

Krystyna Stave

Number of Pages



This study reviews Clark County's non-conforming zone change process from 1990 to 2002. A non-conforming zone change, sometimes known as a non-conforming zone boundary amendment is a proposed request that is not within the range of residential densities and/or non-residential intensities indicated on the applicable land use plan map, master plan, or concept plan. This research explores and examines two questions raised by the Clark County's new implementation plan, which was approved in April 2003 to amend the non-conforming zone change process. (1) Clark County assumed there was a public perception that non-conforming zone changes were being approved without regard to the master plan. Was this assumption correct? (2) Are decisions in approving non-conforming zone changes consistent among all levels of decision-making?;The results from the non-conforming zone change reports will be used to propose recommendations that can be used by the Clark County Department of Comprehensive Planning to help improve the planning process in general, restore public confidence, and improve the public's involvement in the non-conforming zone change process.* (Abstract shortened by UMI.); *This dissertation is a compound document (contains both a paper copy and a CD as part of the dissertation).


Basis; Change; Clark; Conforming; County; Examining; Needed; Process; Zone

Controlled Subject

Environmental sciences; City planning

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Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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