UPDATE: County halts building of Southern Highlands homes until park is completed

UPDATE JUNE 7: Clark County passed the agenda items to halt the building of homes until the park is completed.

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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Clark County is saying enough is enough when it comes to a sports park project that's been stalled by developers for a decade.

Developers in Southern Highlands had an agreement with the county to install several parks in the area. But the last one, a sports park near Stuckey Elementary School, was never started until a few months ago.

Developers were given several extensions, and the most recent one expired May 31. Now, Clark County is no longer granting permits to build new homes until the project is finished.

People who live in the area say it's about time. They say their parks sometimes get crowded, and they have to go to Mountains Edge to play baseball and other sports.

They also say having a nice, finished park will also boost their property values. Developers have asked for an extension until July to finish the project. A final decision will be made Wednesday.

Correction: The original version of this story suggested that work was started on the sports park, but was stalled due to the 2008 recession. This information is incorrect, as the project was not started until a few months ago.

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