Spanish Springs change voted down

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Updated: 1/23/2014 12:45 pm
SPANISH SPRINGS, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- It is known for its wide open spaces, and rural lifestyle. Wednesday night, Spanish Springs residents pleaded with the Regional Planning Commission to rule against amending the master plan to allow for an urban-style housing development.

Last May, all but one Washoe County Commissioner gave the thumbs up to the proposal, against strong public outcry from ranchers who live next to where the Village at the Peak development would be built. The Regional Commissioners squashed the plan by a vote of 7-2 in favor of the opposition.

Residents in the area say they could not be happier. "We had an idea of some of the voting, but we did not know how it would all turn out," resident Ken Thiess said. "It turned out better than we thought."

The developer has the option to appeal the decision, but they will likely have to make changes to their plan to get both groups of commissioners to agree.
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