Stop construction of Bailey Creek Estates

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The Virginia Foothills community is, once again, expanding. A developer out of Roseville has plans for a 56-home Subdivision to be constructed immediately south of the intersection of Geiger Grade Road and Shadow Hills Drive. This is behind Nik N Willie's and south through toward Toll Rd. The entrance to the subdivision will be at Geiger Grade Rd, with an emergency exit (though it is planned to be gated off) leading to Kivett Drive through a Moon Lane extension.

The Washoe County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing at the following time and location: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday February 7, 2017 at the Washoe County Commission Chambers 1001 East Ninth St. Building A Reno, NV 89512.

The proposed site sits, partially, in a FEMA flood hazard zone. Both county and developer admit they cannot guarantee to know the potential for flood impact this will have on the surrounding neighbors or the potential home buyers (whose homes will likely flood one day, and the developers admit this).

 Because of how they figured the development, no traffic study has been done to determine the impact that, on average, 140 added cars will have on our local roads.

Our already over-crowded schools are not prepared for the impact this could have on the quality of education for our children.

This could strangle the migration route for wild horses and their access to water. No study has been done to determine the impact on wildlife in the area.

There will be an increase in both noise and light pollution in the area. Construction crews will start at 7:00 am and work straight until 6:00 pm. Will they install streetlights?

With limited emergency evacuation routes for Toll Rd. neighbors already (think two weeks of Toll Rd being closed this winter) -- think of the bottle-neck effect this could have in case of a fire or any other emergency with traffic having to be routed through Kivett again.

What kind of impact will this have on our property taxes?

And, to end, let us not forget the premium paid to live in South Reno. It would be silly to forget about the beautiful mountain views and quality of life that comes with living in a more rural setting. We don't like being packed like sardines! How will we enjoy our lovely mountain views while trying to look around a two-story home?

Tell the county that we do not want or need this development in the middle of our established neighborhoods. And, if they do want to approve construction, the county owes it to our community to complete a more practical and thorough study on the impacts it will have on traffic, schools, wildlife, property taxes, quality of life, safety and furnish us with enough notice so as to provide us ample time to research and present our side and understand how our lives will be changed as a result.

Please join your fellow neighbors at this meeting so that our voices can be heard. Thank you!



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