Spanish Springs Residents Concerned About Development

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RENO, NV -- Washoe County commissioners were set to consider a new master plan designation which could clear the way for apartments to be built in Spanish Springs. County director of planning and development Bill Whitney said a developer intends to build apartments with 360 units. The proposed forty-acre site is near Calle de la Plata and Pyramid Way.

The lot is adjacent to Ken Theiss' home.

"People didn't move out to this valley and this far out of town to have apartments and to have that high of congestion out here and nobody wants it," he said.

Theiss said the project would not fit in with the rural character of the region. He also said there would be an increase in traffic if apartments are built.

A Facebook page against apartments being built had more than 190 likes as of Tuesday.

The master plan re-designation would still have to be approved by regional planners. Additionally, Whitney said a specific proposal would still have to be approved, giving planners the opportunity to address some residents' concerns.