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Tentative map of new Mountain Falls subdivision approved

The Pahrump Regional Planning Commission gave a thumbs-up to a tentative map and 11 street names for a 113-lot subdivision in Mountain Falls.

Under the development agreement between Nye County and Mountain Falls Acquisition Corp., the project would take 26.85 acres, with a gross density of 4.21 lots per acre. The agreement is valid until December 31, 2030.

A tentative subdivision for the property was previously approved by Nye County for the previous owner, William Lyon Homes, but it was not recorded within the required time and therefore expired. The new owner, American West Development, has requested approval of the same design when the land was owned by William Lyon Homes.

“This is a tentative map that was approved in 2007, the developer was ready to prepare a final map, but then the recession hit and they didn’t do it,” said Mark Dunford, who presented the plan at the meeting last week.

Dunford said the subdivision is located within the Utilities, Inc. of Central Nevada service area for sewer and water service. Water rights for the 113 lots are also owned by UICN.

The proposed tentative subdivision appears to be in conformance with Nye County code, the Mountain Falls development agreement and the minimum requirements outlined in Nevada Revised Statutes.

Additionally, the proposed street names for American West Homes at Mountain Falls Parcel 3-2B unit 2 subdivision are in accordance with Nye County street name guidelines.

According to a project description letter provided by Taney Engineering, the subdivision will utilize the entrance to Mountain Falls Parkway. The proposed street pattern will connect to Badlands Lane.

A final map technical review will include a drainage study and traffic study. Officials will also have to forward a tentative map to the school board for aquisition or disposal of a school site.

Addressing the letter from Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly that was in a staff report, Dunford said that the subdivision will pay the impact fees under the agreement.

The proposed 113 homes are expected to generate $170,000 in annual property taxes, officials said.

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