Washoe County Planning Commission Amends Master Plan for Spanish Springs Housing Development

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Updated: 9/25/2013 12:08 am

RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- A showdown between neighbors in rural Spanish Springs and a developer proposing a multi-family urban style housing project in their backyards came before the Washoe County Commissioners Tuesday evening.

Around 75 people showed up to the public hearing at the Washoe County Complex chambers, many of whom spoke out against the development citing worries over the possible flood impact the development could have.  Opponents also felt the proposed housing project will take a toll on their rural lifestyle.

With a 3-1 vote in favor of amending the master plan for Spanish Springs, the project moves on to Regional Planning Commission for further action.

Opponents said they plan to continue fighting the proposal, including possible leagal action.

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Politicnews - 9/25/2013 8:10 AM
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The news person didn't really get the story right, This is not about a flooding issue. And this is only PARTLY about an individual development which is out of place in a community. The major issue here is amending the master development plan for the entire valley for this development, which will in turn permit other developers to gut zoning, citing this one as legal precedent. It is about whether, for example, Kitty Jung should be deciding whether an apartment complex can go in your backyard tomorrow, or whether zoning has some actual meaning to it as a social promise to the community that their home investments are protected from unbuffered uses which are very different compared to a graduated kind of planned transition.

Larry - 9/25/2013 5:17 AM
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Just like our goverment in Fernley. Do not listen to the people for any reason,kinda like our federal goverment.
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