Court Ruling Favors Subdivision in Scenic Northern Nevada Area

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Court ruling favors subdivision in scenic northern Nevada area

The Nevada Supreme Court has overturned a lower court judge's order against a subdivision to be built on about 16-hundred acres of scenic forest and meadow land in the Clear Creek Canyon area, just south of Carson City.

The high court decision favors developer John Serpa and Douglas County, whose attorneys challenged a decision by Douglas County District Judge Dave Gamble. Gamble had held that the commission's approval of the controversial project, on part of the old Schneider ranch, was arbitrary.

The Supreme Court ruling went against the Alpine View Estates Property Owners' Association, whose lawsuit led to Gamble's ruling.

Serpa has proposed developing 221 one-acre lots and 155 eight-thousand-square-foot lots. The development would consist of 366 single-family homes, 18 time-share or guest lodges and a private golf course.