Lake Las Vegas residents are pushing back against a proposed 56-unit apartment project

Las Vegas, Nev. (FOX5) – Wednesday night’s 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 Wednesday, Raintree Investment Corporation invited some Lake Las Vegas residents to a neighborhood meeting at the sports club. An investment company is proposing to build 56 single-family homes along Lake Las Vegas Parkway.

17 hectares of land located next to two existing communities.

The meeting was meant to be informative, but ended after 20 minutes when residents filled the room and could not properly hear the developer’s speech.

Larry Wong lives in Monte Lucca, his home will be next to the proposed project.

“Of course the host — he wasn’t ready for the company,” Wong said.

He hoped to learn more.

“My understanding is that they’re going to be townhomes as opposed to single-family homes, which we prefer because, you know, when we bought, we assumed everything in our immediate area was going to be single-family homes,” he said. Wong.

According to the county, the land is currently zoned for 16 homes.

“Our most important question was how many units, what will the barrier be? How will it affect the topography of the areas around us,” said Karina Nasir. Nasser also lives in Monte Lucca.

Barbara Charles brought up the environmental impact.

“We have bighorn sheep in our area that roam around and they really use that property, which is what Raintree is trying to develop. One of my questions is – I wonder if the environment habitat, EPA or any environmental studies done. Any protection for the sheep,” Charles said.

A representative for Raintree declined to comment on camera, but said they are rescheduling the meeting.

Raintree is a privately held commercial real estate company in California. They develop and redevelop multi- and mixed-use properties.

“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.

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