Originally published by Jan Hogan, Las Vegas Review Journal Read here: https://www.reviewjournal.com/uncategorized/grass-roots-group-opposes-plan-to-bring-14500-new-residents-to-red-rock-canyon/ October 28, 2016 – 1:58 am It’s an uphill battle: Residents living near the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area are rallying to prevent a proposed zoning change to the mountain that separates them from the rest of the Las Vegas Valley. Gypsum […]
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Originally published by Heidi Kyser, Nevada Public Radio Read here: https://knpr.org/desert-companion/2016-10/community-red-rock-reboot Oct 27, 2016 A company linked to developer Jim Rhodes has revived his dream of building houses atop Blue Diamond Hill. Is this plan invincible? As cameras jump from one Clark County planning commissioner’s face to the next, their sympathy with the community members […]
Imagine if we allowed the third largest city in Southern Nevada to be built in the heart of Red Rock?
Gypsum Resources is asking the Clark County Commissioners for a zone change on their rural zoned property to allow for a non-conforming high density development of over 5000 homes in Red Rock. They bought a historic mine on the mountain across from the Red Rock Visitor’s Center that is surrounded on three sides by the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and on the fourth side by the Red Rock Canyon campground. Save Red Rock urges commissioners to deny a zone change in this area because it would:
They banded together to preserve the peace in their rural town. Along the way, the big city next door took up the fight, too.
To city dwellers on the neon-lit side of Blue Diamond Hill, the small burg nestled in the western crux of the 159 might seem a bit eerie at night. So quiet, so dark. But to the 300 residents of Blue Diamond, it’s a peace worth fighting for — as is the family-friendly atmosphere that permeates the school, library, park, theater and swimming pool in the former gypsum-mine company town.
Article by Heidi Kyser, Desert Companion, April 15, 2015
As such an honorable and influential member of the community was lost, the Don Albietz tragedy struck deep and wide. You may remember the Las Vegas Metro Police Officer who was killed in 2005 while riding his bike in Red Rock Canyon. As a husband, father, friend, police officer, little league coach, Ironman athlete and community hero, his life inspired the entire community to come together to fight for safer and better conditions in Red Rock Canyon, and www.saveredrock.com was born.
Originally published by Michael Scott Davidson, Las Vegas Review Journal Read here: https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/hope-grows-for-opponents-of-blue-diamond-hill-development-proposal/ October 23, 2016 – 10:09 pm Opponents of a plan to build thousands of homes atop Blue Diamond Hill have renewed hope that the Clark County Commission will block the proposed development at its Dec. 7 meeting. That’s because last week the […]
Originally published by Denise Rosch, News 3 Las Vegas Read here: https://news3lv.com/news/local/planning-commission-denies-red-rock-canyon-development Thursday, October 20th 2016 LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — A plan to put thousands of homes overlooking Red Rock Canyon is back in the news. Just this week, the county planning commission voted against the project put forward by developer Jim Rhodes but this […]
LAS VEGAS (Oct. 19, 2016) – Last night, after nearly two hours of public testimony, the Clark County Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend denial of developer Jim Rhodes’ Gypsum Resources, LLC (Gypsum) proposed high-density development in Red Rock Canyon. The Planning Commission also rescheduled a hearing on the Gypsum application by the Clark County […]
Originally posted by Save Red Rock Read here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/save-red-rock/courageous-planning-commissioners-unanimously-reject-sprawling-development-in-re/1248740811814843 Posted: Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 LAS VEGAS (Oct. 19, 2016) – Last night, after nearly two hours of public testimony, the Clark County Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend denial of developer Jim Rhodes’ Gypsum Resources, LLC (Gypsum) proposed high-density development in Red Rock Canyon. The Planning […]
Originally published by Mahsa Saeidi, KTNV Las Vegas Read here: https://www.ktnv.com/news/you-ask-we-investigate-developers-want-to-build-houses-at-red-rock Posted: 6:00 PM, Oct 07, 2016 Updated: 12:22 AM, Oct 19, 2016 UPDATE The Clark County Planning Commission addressed a proposed plan to build more than 5,000 homes on top of Blue Diamond Hill near Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Tuesday night. The homes would be built […]