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City leaders announce major growth plan for west Henderson

Posted at 6:56 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 23:47:46-04

HENDERSON (KTNV)  — Henderson is growing rapidly, and Mayor Debra March said the city's population has grown from 277,000 to 314,000 in just two years.

Wednesday, leaders said much of the city's future growth is expected to take place in the western portion of Henderson.

"We're growing rapidly, and we're trying to maintain quality growth and address the needs and the concerns of the community in the process," said March, at Wednesday's "March On" community forum.

She also said maintaining quality growth starts with being transparent with those who live here.

Leaders laid out significant plans for growth in west Henderson, including several housing communities - homes, condos, and apartment complexes.

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These plans also included retail, professional developments, parks, recreation center, and possibly a new school along with a police center.

Over the next thirty years, city leaders expected this development to take the population of west Henderson from around 12,000 people to more than 63,000.

March said her goal is to maintain responsible growth with neighbors like Adrienne Miller - who was holding leaders accountable.

"I'm concerned about all the development and the limited number of roads," Miller said. "Even with the planning that we're going to have. If you're not driving along St. Rose Parkway, you don't understand the problem."