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Clark County Planning Commission hears from residents hoping to save Bonnie Springs Ranch

Posted at 12:22 AM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 03:22:18-05

(LAS VEGAS) KTNV — The Clark County Planning Commission met Tuesday night at the Clark County Government Center. Facing a lengthy agenda, two items related to the Bonnie Springs Development were not expected to be heard until midnight at the earliest.

Developers were expected to present a development plan for review and give a tentative map of the at least 20 homes and public area they are hoping to build on 64 acres on the south side of Bonnie Springs road.

Plans to demolish the attractions at Bonnie Springs Ranch have been met with passionate efforts to keep it from being developed. More than 30,000 people signed a Care 2 petition to have it declared a historical landmark. The new development would replace the replica of a western town, motel, restaurant, zoo and event space.

The agenda allowed for public comment at the start of the meeting and several people voiced their concerns about the pending project.

"Red Rock Canyon is the crown jewel of southern Nevada and it is a driver of major ecotourism to our economy," said one man who approached the podium. "And it's central to our identity of our public lands here in Southern Nevada."

"One of the few things we do have is Red Rock," said one young woman who said she suffered from anxiety issues. " And when you allow these private developments near Red Rock you are taking away my ability to escape the city, escape my stresses."