LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A new petition is calling on the City of Las Vegas to protect Bonnie Springs Ranch from demolition by naming it a historical landmark.
Over 30,000 have signed the Care2 petition, according to a spokesperson connected to the campaign.
The petition was launched by Las Vegas resident Peter Hall after news broke hat Bonnie Springs has been sold to a custom-home developer.
“The city tried to demolish the Huntridge theater years ago, and our community was able to preserve this historical building by signing a petition to make it a historical landmark,” Hall said. “Let's do the same for Bonnie Springs founded in 1843 with many historical buildings loaded with artifacts and memorabilia from the beginnings of our fine state.”
Further comments on the petition expressed many visitors left memories of the ranch:
I grew up coming here is a child and made some of my best memories there I have also brought my daughter here and hope to be able to bring her for more years to come.
As a native Las Vegan, Bonnie Springs has been a wonderful part of my life for a very long time - I cannot imagine Red Rock Canyon without it. This area should be protected and preserved for its historical value, incredible beauty and the strong emotional attachment felt by so many people. This area simply cannot endure more traffic and more development! Shame on Mr. Laub and Mr. Jones – who shockingly are longtime Las Vegans.
Bonnie Springs is near and dear to my heart. I have so many beautiful memories and hoped to make it part of my life forever. To get rid of it in favor of housing would be the destruction of thousands and thousands of Nevadans’ childhood memories.
The planned development project is currently slated to break ground in March, according to the petition.