A North Las Vegas pig farm famous for recycling leftover casino buffet food is soon going up for auction.
— David Schuman (@david_schuman) March 7, 2016
City officials held a news conference Monday to announce the development, which is expected to boost property values in the surrounding residential neighborhoods. R.C. Farms predates many of the homes nearby but spurs frequent complaints for its foul odors.
As recently as December, area residents were concerned about the smell and pigeons that were attracted to the pig farm.
The development comes as the city builds a bridge and expands roads in the area of the farm. North 5th Street goes through the middle of the 153 acre site and is one of North Las Vegas' primary transit corridors. It will connect the city's downtown to the planned $3.3 billion residential development, the Villages at Tule Springs.
R.C. Farms owner Robert Combs plans to move the operation to a quieter area north of the current location and closer to a landfill.
City officials say the starting bid for the 153-acre farm will be about $31 million. The auction is set for June, although the move and site cleanup are expected to take three years.