Reno Council Delays Vote on Winnemucca Ranch

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Reno City Council has delayed until August a decision on zoning changes for the proposed 12,000-home Spring
Mountain development 30 miles north of the city.

Backers say the project on 6,100 acres at Winnemucca Ranch would
be a model development, tying residential and commercial growth in
an effort to keep residents within the community.

Critics, however, say the project would negatively affect water resources and traffic congestion.

The zoning issue was delayed after Mayor Bob Cashell said he had questions he wanted answered before the development was considered.

Erik Holland, president of Voters for Sensible Growth, applauded the delay.

"I would be happy if they postponed it for 30 years," he said.

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