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County officials gave preliminary approval on Tuesday (Aug. 12) to a proposal to develop a 51-space RV park near Reno, Nev.
The Lyon County (Nev.) Planning Commission voted 3-2 to approve of a rezoning request to develop an RV campground near the village of Dayton.
The proposal still needs to win approval from the Lyon County Commissioners, who are scheduled to vote on the measure Sept. 4.
The narrow margin of victory before the planning commission reflected the sentiment of the community, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal. One community activist told the newspaper, “A lot of people are excited about it, and a lot of people are really upset. Right now, we’re at right about 50-50.”
The 51-site RV park would be developed by Palmer & Lauder Engineers Inc. and would occupy 2 1/4 acres. A bath and shower area, a picnic area and a laundromat also are planned for the facility.
The proposed RV park would be located on the opposite side of U.S. 50 from Dayton State Park, which has campground spaces for RVs, prompting one Dayton resident to say building a hotel on the site would be preferable to “a double dose of RV parks.”