Meeting planned over controversial Henderson road proposal
CREATED Mar. 26, 2013
Henderson, NV (KTNV) - Some homeowners are worried changes to a Henderson road could impact hundreds of neighbors. A community meeting is scheduled for April to address the issue.
The debate revolves around Mohawk Drive. A developer, LandWell Company, wants to "vacate," or realign, remove and make private part of the road in connection with plans to build a new community named Cadence.
But homeowners in nearby Tuscany Village have expressed opposition to the plans. Homeowners are concerned about emergency response times and home sales in Tuscany.
"By closing Mohawk, you are effectively creating a barrier to getting into the community," said Todd Ray, Tuscany homeowner and HOA board member.
The developer has proposed two routes to address the neighbors' concerns. One option involves creating a series of roads to the west of the current Mohawk, increasing the commute between Galleria Drive and Lake Mead Parkway by about one mile while connecting Galleria Drive to Pabco Road, according to preliminary plans obtained from the city.
"Those two solutions that have been presented to city hall are not sufficient in terms of keeping what we have, keeping the entrance we have, or some shape there-in, in-tact," said Ray.
LandWell said it wants to be a good neighbor, which is why it proposed the alternate routes. The developer said both options would allow access to Lake Mead Parkway and no changes would be made to Mohawk until a new route is finished.
The developer plans to attend the April meeting and hopes to clear up misunderstandings about the project, said spokesman Matt Driscoll. Any changes require approval from the city council, Driscoll said.
The meeting is scheduled for April 3 at 6 p.m. at the Henderson Convention Center. Homeowners, the developer and a representative from the city are expected to attend. The meeting is for informational purposes, said city spokeswoman Kathleen Richards.