More than 100 people showed up Thursday (April 21) to oppose plans for an RV park in Mesquite, Nev., the Mesquite Local News reported.
A vacant 14-acre lot is in bankruptcy and two men want to purchase it. The neighborhood meeting with Chris Muir and Kent Sweat, potential developers from Heber City, Utah, and Victor Campbell, an engineering consultant with Bulloch Brothers, was intended to discuss their plans with nearby residents.
From the outset, things didn’t go so well for the proposal or developers.
Most of the opposition centered on aesthetics, safety, and effects on property values in nearby neighborhoods.
The developers gave very few details of the proposed RV park, explaining that they weren’t going to spend a lot of money developing architectural and engineering plans until they were more confident the rezoning issue would be approved. That led to heightened frustration from the audience because they didn’t get answers to their questions.
Several people expressed concerns over the transient nature of an RV park or it turning into a mobile home park. The developers responded that they would only allow a six-month maximum stay and no mobile homes would be allowed. They also said the resort would be geared towards high-end RVs and snowbirds wanting to stay through the winter. Users would not be limited by age restrictions and the resort would be available to the general public.
The RV resort would have up to 116 spaces with a swimming pool and 2,000-square-foot office/manager residence.
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