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Concerns raised with developer of Andersen Ranch in Carson City

A preliminary landscape plan of Andersen Ranch Estates shows 203 home lots with smaller lots in the center and larger lots along the property's periphery, connections to outside streets and five interior roads as well as landscaping with deciduous and evergreen trees.
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Residents neighboring Andersen Ranch met Friday with a representative of the developer planning to build homes there.

About 50 people met with Mike Railey, planning manager, Christy Corp., which recently submitted a tentative map to Carson City for Andersen Ranch Estates, a 203-lot residential development.

Traffic was one of the concerns voiced by nearby homeowners and plans to cut through five existing side streets — Bolero Drive and La Mirada Street to the north and Sunset Way and Richmond and Lexington avenues to the south — for access to the development.

“The middle school is on Richmond so everyone is going to be using that to get to the school,” said one resident who said she lived on Richmond Avenue.

Railey said when the original conceptual map submitted by the developer only called for access via Lexington Avenue and Sunset Way, but that the city responded with a requirement to cut through to Richmond Avenue as well.

Railey said that he would talk to the city about making Richmond Avenue an emergency-only entrance and exit which would let people walk through the road but not drive on it.

“These are the things we’re going to have to bring forward,” said Maxine Nietz, the resident who organized the meeting and who led the protest against the former Vintage project planned there, encouraging people to make their concerns known to the city.

Railey also said he would consider an additional public multi-use path along Ormsby Boulevard as well limiting any two-story houses to the center of the development and building only single-story along the periphery where the property abuts existing homes.

The house models have not been designed yet, said Railey.

“This is why I wanted to have this meeting,” said Railey, referring to feedback about what the neighborhood would like to see developed there.

The proposed project uses existing zoning and the developer is seeking a tentative map, which is scheduled to be heard by the Planning Commission at its Dec. 17 meeting.