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Development Meeting Feb 15, 2017

There is a meeting for residents of Pleasant Valley and Washoe Valley scheduled for February 15 at 6pm at the South Valley’s Library at 15650 Wedge Parkway. This is a grass-roots residents meeting to discuss a zoning change for a planned development with a possible extension of the Reno City Limits.

The area to be developed is along the eastside of Hwy 395 between Rhodes Rd and Towne Road to the north. This is where Steamboat Hot Springs Resort is but that is apparently not involved.

Besides creeping high density development, our main concern is water and the proposals are very vague on that issue. It will probably be a good way for Washoe Valley residents to get up to speed in preparation to fight it here.

Ten years ago during the housing frenzy, developers were talking about needing water and sewer systems in Washoe Valley for their developments and that would mean annexation to Reno.

The website for the Pleasant Valley group is: saveruralnevada.com

They have the development documents available for pdf download on the site.

Here are the only mentions of water in the Rhodes Rd proposal:







The only “significant infrastructure improvements” the study cites is the new freeway so I don’t know how that provides adequate water. Considering that before this unusual winter, unappropriated water was disapearing as development is exploding in the area they should explain to us how this development is possible without taking water resources from current residents. I don’t know who would want to build a house on a hot springs but that is just me.

Hopefully you can attend the meeting.

Water Measure Fails in Washoe Valley

According to this article in the RGJ, the water intiative that passed overwhelmingly, 73 to 27 percent in the election, was rejected by the majority of voters in two precincts, Washoe Valley and Spanish Springs. This surprises me, what with the concerns for the health to our valley tied so closely to water. The article goes on to say that “Washoe County Officials” will meet in January to discuss the implications of the new measure.