A proposal to build 32 homes on the Las Vegas property’s golf course, which has been up for sale for almost a year, is drawing the ire of residents. Century Communities, which owns the development, advised that homeowners pursue a deed restriction.
Developers of Rhodes Ranch Golf Club have expressed their desire to build homes on top of the existing golf course in Las Vegas, NBC News 3 Las Vegas reported.
The golf course has been for sale for almost a year. This week, homeowners learned about a new controversial proposal to shrink the course and build 32 homes on top of it. Emotions ran high at a community meeting on November 13 after learning of the plan, NBC reported.
It’s a plan that doesn’t fly with Oscar Ocampo who moved to Rhodes Ranch five years ago. “The integrity of the golf course, they’re going to be ruining it, and not only ruining the course, they’re going to be ruining the whole community,” said Ocampo.
Bob Gronauer, a representative for Century Communities which owns the development but not the golf course itself, told homeowners at a town-hall style meeting that “there is no proposal to close the golf course whatsoever,” and that Century Communities wants to preserve the course, NBC reported.
While there is no legal requirement to keep and maintain the land as a golf course, Gronauer said homeowners’ best option might be pursuing new deed restrictions that would protect the remaining golf course for years to come, NBC reported.
“If we could put a deed restriction for 100 years, 50 years, whatever it is, that would be in our best interest,” said one resident. “Let’s look at the overall picture.”
Additional neighborhood meetings are being planned, but the proposal is not set in stone, NBC reported.