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The push for bigger backyards in Las Vegas

Posted: 8:22 AM, Sep 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-05 16:17:59Z

A local lawmaker is exploring the idea of requiring builders to install bigger backyards on new homes.

Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani has called for an exploratory committee to look at changing the requirements. She says that a lack of yards has made neighborhoods less friendly because there is less space for children to play together. 

Some experts say that just adding 10 feet to the length of a yard could increase the cost of the home by $12,000 to $15,000. 

An article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal says that UNLV is predicting that the county will grow by more than 300,000 people in the next 10 years. Las Vegas is already considered high density because there is limited land to build on.