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Help protect Red Rocks !!!


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shua23 Thompson · · Corpus Christi, TX · Joined Dec 2008 · Points: 0
https://saveredrock.com/promises/

Help protect the land that we all love from urban sprawl. If you’re in the area PLEASE consider taking the time to attend the meeting on Wednesday. If not at least take the time to sign and share the petition. 
Kevin Heckeler · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 1,412

If there's more than 3 houses built, there will be a Starbucks.  So, not so bad(?).

:p

tom donnelly · · san diego · Joined Aug 2002 · Points: 257
https://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/local-news/commissioners-may-soon-give-approval-for-master-community-near-red-rock-canyon/1638221666

This rushed vote would allow Rhodes to build thousands of mcmansions without meeting the conditions required for road access.  These homes located far from the city will generate many many thousands of trips per day in cars, trucks, and construction vehicles on an already overcrowded supposedly scenic highway.
John Wilder · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2004 · Points: 1,535

FYI, Rhodes withdrew his request this morning, so there is no need to attend the meeting.

This is, at the moment, a win for Red Rock, although it’s my understanding that he will reapply in January.

Scott360 · · Las Vegas · Joined Apr 2013 · Points: 510

I’m concerned that Rhodes postponed. Perhaps I’m paranoid, but Rhodes has too much experience as a developer to not know the county’s building protocols. My suspicion is that this is a tactical move on his part. He either wasn’t ready (doubtful), didn’t think he had the votes (possible), or has delayed until the new NV State administration is seated (time will tell). Regardless, he’s a formidable foe. The more we can do to rally support—writing council members, telephoning, showing up at council meetings, etc.—the better our chances when the fight resumes. And it will. 

Greg D · · Here · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 877

If y'all stop having babies, eating veggies and living longer, we wouldn't need to expand housing.

The proposed development is not in Red Rock, despite the OP.

John Wilder · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2004 · Points: 1,535
Greg D wrote: If y'all stop having babies, eating veggies and living longer, we wouldn't need to expand housing.

The proposed development is not in Red Rock, despite the OP.

Las Vegas doesn’t need more housing, and it certainly doesn’t need an island of it on a mountain miles from any other housing or services.

The proposed development is inside the original conservation area boundary, but that land was exempted from it because it was a gypsum mine and isnt considered part of the area.
It could be that Rhodes wants the new incoming commissioners to vote on this instead of the outgoing ones.
Ashort · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 55

Isn't one of the new commissioners against the proposed plan? I thought I heard that on local NPR. 

Sisolak gets to appoint his successor, so who knows what their position will be. 

Ben F · · Benfield, Kolorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 371
John Wilder wrote:

Las Vegas doesn’t need more housing, and it certainly doesn’t need an island of it on a mountain miles from any other housing or services.

The proposed development is inside the original conservation area boundary, but that land was exempted from it because it was a gypsum mine and isnt considered part of the area.
It could be that Rhodes wants the new incoming commissioners to vote on this instead of the outgoing ones.

Please don't use the "n" word. It has no relevance, nor should it.

John Wilder · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2004 · Points: 1,535
Ben F wrote:

Please don't use the "n" word. It has no relevance, nor should it.

Say what?

Ben F · · Benfield, Kolorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 371

"Need"

Greg D · · Here · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 877
Ben F wrote: "Need"

I was thinking the same thing and I knew right away what n word you were referring to. This is merely john’s opinion as to what Vegas needs.


Everyone knows we had about 1 billion people on this planet a hundred years ago and now we have about 8 billion. People need a home somewhere. Just not in my back yard. Right? 

Kevin Heckeler · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 1,412
Greg D wrote:

Everyone knows we had about 1 billion people on this planet a hundred years ago and now we have about 8 billion. People need a home somewhere. Just not in my back yard. Right? 

If there's money to be made, they'll build high rises in all our back yards.  Assuming we let them.
John Wilder · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2004 · Points: 1,535

I'm sorry, have you lived in this community for 31 years, owned a business in home construction, and have a strong working knowledge of the housing situation here? 

This isn't a not in my backyard argument. It's a don't build homes that aren't needed argument. 

There's also a strong argument against leap frog development (which is what this is).

I've been to all of the meetings, I've reviewed the plan, I've lived here most of my life, worked in home construction for decades, and I can tell you with certainty that this is a bad plan and there is no good argument for it.

Greg D · · Here · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 877
Kevin Heckeler wrote: If there's money to be made, they'll build high rises in all our back yards.  Assuming we let them.

Actually no. That’s not how it works. 

Ben F · · Benfield, Kolorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 371

There's that word again...

Ben F · · Benfield, Kolorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 371

... and it's still irrelevant.

John Wilder · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2004 · Points: 1,535

Your dismissive posts and lack of actual engagement in conversation make me wonder whether you care about this issue or if you're just trying to antagonize me.

I'm going to assume the latter, and move on.

Trad Princess · · Not That Into Climbing · Joined Jan 2012 · Points: 1,175
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Ryan Brown · · Highland, NY · Joined May 2017 · Points: 1

This is a matter of why are people allowing housing construction where houses shouldn't exist. If I'm not mistaken, Las Vegas has about average 4" of rain in the entire year. Why build houses where the land can't support them?? 

George Hayduke · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2006 · Points: 65

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