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Agreement Paves Way For Casino OK
Station Casinos and residents who have battled over the size of the
proposed Red Rock Station hotel in Summerlin struck a deal Tuesday night
that opens the door for the Clark County Commission to approve the
Station agreed to scale back the project by about a third,
eliminating 500 of the 1,500 rooms originally proposed and lopping 102
feet off the 300-foot tower the company originally proposed.
The height of the 300-foot central tower had been a key issue
dividing supporters and opponents of the project.
"We’re very satisfied with the outcome," said Gabriel Lither, a Las
Vegas attorney and a founder of Summerlin Residents for Responsible
Growth, a group that sprang up to fight the original proposal. "Overall,
it’s a pretty good deal for all those concerned."
Station Casinos representatives also welcomed the compromise, which
will likely forestall a potentially bruising showdown before the County
Commission this afternoon.
"We’re very pleased and looking forward to starting this project,"
Lesley Pittman, Station Casinos vice president, said. "I think what this
demonstrated is that we were willing to listen to the residents, that we
want to be a positive community partner."
The company had designed the project to be the biggest and best of
Station Casinos’ local empire of "neighborhood" casinos. Unlike most of
the others in Las Vegas and the suburbs, this project is designed to be
a destination resort, just a few miles outside the Red Rock Canyon
National Conservation Area.
But opposition came from several quarters. Environmentalists said
they were concerned that the project’s central tower would affect views
from the urban area to the mountains on the west side of the valley.
Summerlin and other nearby residents said they were concerned about
the impact that the project would have on their neighborhoods.
On Dec. 7 the County Commission held the first zoning meeting to
consider approving the project, including a special use permit for the
central tower. The commissioners collectively said they would not
support a 300-foot tower and sent the issue back to Station Casinos and
project opponents for more talks
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