Lake Las Vegas residents question proposed 55-unit housing project

Lake Las Vegas residents question proposed 55-unit housing project
Lake Las Vegas residents question proposed 55-unit housing project(FOX5)
Updated: Oct. 19, 2022 at 11:45 PM PDT
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Editors note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the number of planned units permitted under local zoning regulations. The developer tells FOX5 the project is zoned for 16 units per acre, under the zoning limit.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - A neighborhood meeting in Lake Las Vegas had to be rescheduled because the developer wasn’t prepared for the number of people who showed up.

On Oct. 19, Raintree Investment Corporation invited some Lake Las Vegas residents to a neighborhood meeting at the Sports Club. The investment company is proposing to develop 55 single-family residential properties off Lake Las Vegas Parkway.

The 17 acres of land sit adjacent to two existing communities. The developers tell FOX5 the 17 acres are zoned for 16 residential units per acre. Raintree said the plan for 55 units was approved by the city of Henderson. They are under the zoning limit, a spokesperson said.

The meeting was intended to be informational but ended 20 minutes after residents overflowed the room and couldn’t properly hear the developer speak.

Larry Wong lives in Monte Lucca, and his house would be next to the proposed project.

“Certainly the presenter- he wasn’t prepared for this turnout,” Wong said.

He was hoping to get more information.

“It’s my understanding they’ll be townhouses as opposed to single-family homes which we prefer because you know when we bought we assumed everything was going to be single-family homes in our immediate area,” Wong said.

Barbara Charles brought up the potential environmental impacts.

“We have the bighorn sheep in our area they walk all around, they really use that property that is the lot that Raintree is trying to develop. One of my questions would be – I wonder if an environmental, EPA, or if there’s been any environmental study that’s been done. Any protections for the sheep,” Charles said.

The representative from Raintree declined to comment on camera but said they will reschedule a meeting.

“I think we just want answers, we want clarity, we want transparency and we just want to feel like they’re reaching out to us- the rest of the community,” Nasir said.