Newsy Week

The Board of Adjustment denied the request by Gail Willey to move his wholesale rock operation from South Meadows area to Pleasant Valley.  By 4-1, they approved the staff recommendation to allow the nursery portion to move, but this was unacceptable to Willey.  My inference, is that the sole “no” vote was to deny the move of the nursery too.  If so, it’s more of a “hell no” vote.  The staff made the argument that the rural, bucolic area would be harmed by the rock operation as well as the scenic 395 corridor.  How come those arguments were dismissed for our area?  I suspect the reason is that there is a lot more money involved with Ascente.  In some sense, we should have expected the Board’s decision regarding Willey: it was consistent with the Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners decisions.

The Ascente effort is moving ahead with trenching to find earthquake faults and drilling to determine the soil depth and rock composition as they prepare to grade the lots.  LINK.

I’ve seen almost no articles, letters, or opinion pieces in the Reno Gazette Journal about development for the past couple of weeks.  I heard they lost their letters editor.  I have to wonder if the paper has decided to limit the criticism of development.

And, development we’ve got!  Take a look at the list of 103 development projects in the County that are being built or approved to be built.  LINK.  Pages 1-3 list the developments as of April while page 4 shows where they are on the map.

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