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Activists say don't build on Blue Diamond Hill

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Blue Diamond Hill sits across from the visitors' center at Red Rock could one day be home to 25,000 residents, according to plans presented to the Town of Blue Diamond's Advisory Board.

Even though the project could take between 30 and 50 years to complete, there is already opposition to the plan and developer Jim Rhodes.

According to Heather Fisher from Save Red Rock, the project, if it ever gets off the ground, is going to turn into a major eye sore.

"He wants to bring 25,000 people up here, 7,000 homes - 7,200 - something like that, a university, research center, loads of businesses and ship them all up that mountain," Fisher said.

Wednesday night, an Urban Planner representing the developer told Town of Blue Diamond Advisory Board that they need not worry about this project because their plan will not impact their community or the conservation area.

Ron Krator said the development isn't even inside Red Rock, even though it does overlook the area, "So we are going to pay particular attention to ensure that resource that national resource that is red rock is preserved."

The comments from the developer's representative didn't seem to persuade the board who voted against the plan.

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