Developer Withdraws Red Rock Application

Plan's approval from BLM could take years


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A proposed development near Las Vegas’s Red Rock Canyon National Recreation Area is on hold after the project’s developer withdrew an application for a key waiver. Jim Rhodes had planned to ask county officials for permission to use state Route 159, a scenic route that runs through the canyon, for construction traffic headed to his planned development on Blue Diamond Hill. Climbers and Vegas locals have come out against the development, which would be visible from almost all of the main cliffs in Red Rock. Rhodes must now apply to the BLM for permission to build an access road to the site, a process that could take up to three years.

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