Q: Mr. Park you should remember your heritage and keep it alive. This town, this valley needs less taking away of farmland and cattle grazing and more of it needs to be given; get the dairy farms back bring back our culture. You should look into that for a way of providing Revenue for yourself/partners/county and giving back to your small-town community. we need to leave our open spaces; we need more farming that’s what this valley was built upon. Sad, very sad to give it away for housing over by Minden Elementary, it looks horrible with all the new townhouses that are not even affordable for any Nevadan only those coming in from Cali to pay cash. Sad our little town is being brushed aside.
A: Actually, this project does exactly what you’re saying to do: We are preserving 9,000 acres of open space in south county by TRE, plus 1,300 acres of open space by the Dangberg Historic Home Ranch, and we’re working on another 1,500 acres elsewhere in the county. Essentially, almost all our entire holdings will be held in conservation easements. Only 3% of our entire holdings will be developed over the next 30 years. Inevitably there will be growth, and it is in our county ordinances to plan for it. We could see it in random 19-acre parcels throughout the valley, or we exercise good land stewardship and planning practices to grow in areas with existing infrastructure vs. scattered development across the valley. If you look now, there are these small little developments scattered here and there. The Minden Gardnerville Plan for Prosperity calls for mixed-use downtowns by pursuing residential infill development in and adjacent to the downtowns to provide economic support and help to enhance vitality, and that’s what our project offers – infill building with walking/biking access to the downtowns, as well as preserving thousands of acres as open space in perpetuity.