weather icon Clear

Spring Mountain moves ahead on commercial, residential projects

The footprint of Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club, which spans several hundred acres along Highway 160 at the south end of town, has had a year of growth, with more planned development on the way for the global destination.

Spring Mountain is working on multiple commercial and residential developments that started to gain approvals in parts of 2017 and in early 2018.

Besides plans for construction on about 80 residential lots in what will become the Spring Mountain Estates, a commercial project got the green light on a final commercial subdivision map in the first part of 2018. The race facility gained final approval on a nearly 22-acre parcel near the gates of Spring Mountain’s entrance in March 2018.

In a newsletter from Spring Mountain, Las Vegas-based Silverton Hotel-Casino is spearheading a development on seven acres of that parcel. The project is pegged for several developments, including a retail center, a major-brand hotel and a casino and movie theater to the Spring Mountain development.

The hotel estimates completion in March 2019.

On top of plans for major additions at the facility, Spring Mountain is also pushing ahead on expanding its racetrack—which will eventually become the longest track in the world.

Residential expansion

The Spring Mountain Estates residential development project at the race facility gained approval of a final subdivision map in the early part of 2017. Planned is development on 77 residential lots, five common lots and one open space lot along the northeastern portion of the facility.

Street names in the subdivision match the theme of the facility’s focus on high-speed motoring. Among the street names Nye County approved are Spring Mountain Boulevard, Octane Court, Radial Court, Indy Court and Formula Court.

Infrastructure work for both the residential and commercial projects were planned to wrap up in the early part of 2018. Those efforts were set to raise two 550,000-gallon water storage tanks just north of the track’s main facility area.

The water and sewer treatment project had an estimated cost of $13.4 million.

Great Basin Water Company was approved in August 2016 by the Nevada Public Utilities Commission to expand its service territory by 120 acres.

With that action, Great Basin was allowed to construct a stand-alone water and wastewater infrastructure and associated facilities. Spring Mountain was required to pay all associated costs for development of this infrastructure, Great Basin officials stated in a Sept. 2, 2016 Pahrump Valley Times article.

Track Expansion

Spring Mountain was set to close on some 630 acres adjacent to the main facility from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management—creating a path toward developing the longest racetrack in the world.

Spring Mountain is planning to lay more track onto its current footprint that will. In total, there will be roughly 15 miles of track after the project’s completion.

The longest track today is Germany’s Nurburing 13.1-mile circuit in Nurburg, Germany.

According to Bloomberg News, Morris originally started out with 2.2 miles of track in 2004.

“The proposed track on the east section of the new property will feature multiple options for configurations, both clockwise and counterclockwise, more open space with high-speed straights, and an exhilarating 200-foot elevation change,” a newsletter from Spring Mountain stated.

The Nye County Commission approved the purchase of the more than 600 acres of public land in August 2017.

“Future development to the north will include a 5,200-foot runway, also utilized as a drag strip, and an air park,” the newsletter stated.

Contact reporter Jeffrey Meehan at jmeehan@pvtimes.com

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Multiple schools in Pahrump affected by COVID-19

Multiple schools have had staff members test positive for COVID-19 in recent weeks. Pahrump Valley High School also announced that someone at the school has tested positive in a letter to families on its website.

State reports 1,146 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths

For the first time since Aug. 14, more than 1,000 new cases were reported in Nevada on Saturday, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

USDA works to expand rural broadband

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting applications for funding to provide broadband service in undeserved rural areas. Broadband service is the speed of your internet. This new grant will be available in the year 2021 under the Community Connect Grant program.

Tuatara comes to the finish line on highway 160

The motor of the now record-breaking SSC Tuatara wound down to its final stop along Highway 160, near Tecopa Road, on Oct. 10.

Helicopter crashes into Lake Spring Mountain

No serious injuries were reported following the crash of a helicopter in a lake at the Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club just after 10 a.m., on Friday morning, Oct. 16.

Nye County waives brothel licensing fees, rejects same request for pot industry

In the face of COVID-19, many businesses in Nye County have seen negative impacts and have been struggling to keep afloat as the pandemic continues to hold sway over government mandated restriction. In a lot of cases, those businesses have been able to turn to federal, state and local programs for assistance but not so for the brothel and marijuana industries, which are barred from utilizing a majority, if not all, of the available programs.

Impact statement for Lee Canyon plans now available

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest on Oct. 9 published the Notice of Availability of the final Lee Canyon Master Development Plan Phase I Environmental Impact Statement for a 30-day review period.

Nursing home group warns of another COVID-19 spike

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living, representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities across the country that provide care to approximately 5 million people each year, released a report today showing nursing homes in the U.S. could see a third spike of increasing new COVID-19 cases because of the community spread among the general population.

WGU enhances B.S. degree program in cloud computing

Western Governors University on Tuesday announced the launch of key updates to its Bachelor of Science cloud computing degree program built in collaboration with Amazon Web Services, Inc. The degree program is designed to prepare students with the skills they need to succeed in today’s economy and meet the demands of employers seeking cloud professionals.

Health guidelines revised for vocal performances

Nevada Health Response has issued a revised version of the “Nevada Guidance for Safe Gatherings” to clarify when vocal performers can remove face coverings.