Communications Director, Save Red Rock
For Immediate Release: SAVE RED ROCK URGES APPLICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT IN RED ROCK TO BE POSTPONED UNTIL GYPSUM RESOURCES LAWSUIT RESOLVED
Save Red Rock is calling on the Clark County Commission to postpone an application by Gypsum Resources for a housing development in Red Rock Canyon while under litigation by the applicant.
The Board of County Commissioners is currently slated to vote on a design review and use permit for a single family residential planned unit development by Gypsum Resources on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 9 a.m. However, the County Commission is being sued, and the commissioner who oversees this portion of Red Rock Canyon is the target of Gypsum Resources’ lawsuit. Similarly, environmental organizations are being subpoenaed and deposed by the applicant the same week as the commissioners’ vote.
Save Red Rock has been denied access to the Commissioners due to the current lawsuit.
“Key stakeholders from the environmental community, including the board of Save Red Rock, are being deposed by the applicant, Gypsum Resources, the same week as the commission meeting,” said Heather Fisher, President of Save Red Rock. “The application should be postponed until all the elected commissioners are unencumbered by the pending litigation.”
Gypsum Resources has requested a design review for the following: (1) single family residential planned unit development; and, (2) finished grade on 563.0 acres in an R-U (Rural Open Land) Zone in the Red Rock Design Overlay District. Generally located 3,700 feet north of SR 159, approximately 1.5 miles west of the intersection of SR 160 (Blue Diamond Road) and SR 159 within Red Rock.
The Use Permit will allow a proposed planned unit development for a single family residential subdivision establishing development standards including, but not limited to: lot areas; building setbacks and separations; and wall heights per plan on file per Chapter 30.24. Furthermore, the Design Reviews include: (1) Proposed single family residential planned unit development; (2) increase finished grade up to 168 inches (14 feet) where a maximum of 18 inches (1.5 feet) is the standard per Section 30.32.040 (an 834% increase).
The Board of County Commissioners plans to hear the design review Wednesday, August 4 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106. You can contact Valarie Kuschel by phone, text, or email to set up an interview with Save Red Rock.
About Save Red Rock
Save Red Rock is a 501c3 organization with a mission to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural, cultural, recreational, and scenic resources in and around the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to ensure natural resource sustainability and promote responsible recreational enjoyment for all user groups now and for future generations.