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 on privately owned land adjacent to Red Rock. Right now, the 2,000-acre plot is an active mining site.
According to members of the group Save Red Rock, the recommendation was denied by the commission. The proposal will go before commissioners again the next few weeks.
Several dozen opponents gathered to ensure their voices were heard. They tell 13 Action News they fear the proposed community will hurt the ecosystem, encroach on Red Rock, and increase the traffic on nearby roads.
Ron Krater, the developer's representative, said he's been working on this proposal with members of the community for nearly a decade. The developer is committed to providing solutions to every potential problem.
Krater said the plan -- to build 2.5 units an acre -- is not considered high-density development.
13 Action News will continue to follow this developing story.
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