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Save Red Rock (Nevada)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by townsend, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. townsend

    townsend

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    http://us14.campaign-archive1.com/?u=c26f1ebfc884c3742f22cead1&id=ab901a3e47&e=053425bd79

    Yes, I know this is a canyoneering forum, but if Red Rock is under siege because of development, then other wild places can fall victim to the same "growth" and "development" at any cost line of malarkey.

    Growth and development aren't good when they destroy the natural environment. We don't need more housing developments. There are plenty of other, ugly sites they can build housing developments in. Say NO to Red Rock.
  2. Rapterman

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    Thank you for posting this, Townsend.
    Las Vegans have been fighting this developer for YEARS.
    If he stuck to the present Rural Zoning he could build there now (one house per 2 1/2 acres)
    but he wants to dramatically increase the density to create a small city right next to Nevada's crown jewel.
    Kinda like putting oil derricks/gas wells on Kolob Terrace.
    :thumbsdown:
  3. Deagol

    Deagol too many hobbies

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    That's happening also, isn't it?

    Uggg, everything is under assault these days.
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  4. gajslk

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    You guys are complaining about the view FROM Red Rocks being spoiled? All the proposed development is across the highway?

    Gordon
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  5. Rapterman

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    Hi Gordon
    The main concerns are traffic along the Charleston corridor which is already crazy on busy weekends
    (We have seen the traffic to enter the 13 mile scenic loop backed up one to two miles!).
    There will also be significantly greater noise and light pollution at night which is not good for wildlife.
    For an indicator of how the collision of 'open space' and 'development' is going to turn out see
    Scottsdale, Arizona.
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  7. gajslk

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    You know, it's still a great workout hike ... crowds and all.

    Gordon
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