A corporation seeking to build over 200 homes on what’s left of the old Andersen Ranch on Carson City’s west side will be holding a public outreach meeting on the project at the Carson Nugget Thursday, December 5th at 5pm. Christy Corporation officials will outline their ambitious subdivision which has caught the attention of many Carson City residents, especially those on Carson’s west side. The project would be built west of Mountain Street and east of Ormsby Boulevard on the west side of the city.
An initial glimpse of what’s going to be presented to the Carson City Planning Commission and eventually the Carson City Board of Supervisors will be conducted by Christy Corporation officials, based in Sparks. The 230 home subdivision has drawn opposition from many residents either near or adjacent to the proposed development. Some residents complain that putting single family homes on such small lots doesn’t blend in well with the character of surrounding, already established neighborhoods.
Residents are also uncomfortable with the unavoidable high number of autos and other vehicles that will create much higher traffic counts throughout the area not to mention increased wear-and-tear on local neighborhood streets and arterials. Residents and community activists also fear the homes will bring with them higher numbers of students attending local elementary and middle schools especially – possibly causing property taxes for the entire town to rise in order to pay for school expansions as well as the increase in cost for local street maintenance.
But there are others who contend that Carson City is a growing and vibrant town and new home construction could ease the horrific shortage of housing in general that plagues Carson City and surrounding areas.
Again, the public meeting, sponsored by Christy Corporation, will begin at 5pm Thursday, December 5th at the Carson Nugget, 507 North Carson Street, in downtown Carson City.