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Development near Red Rock moved off of Clark County agenda

A controversial development planned in the township of Red Rock has hit a speed bump in the County Commission. (KSNV)

A controversial proposed development at Red Rock won't make it to the Clark County Commission as scheduled Wednesday after the developer asked for a delay.

Gypsum Resources requested that three agenda items that would have covered the residential concept plan be moved from Dec. 5 to Jan. 23, according to a letter sent from an attorney to Clark County.

Gypsum Resources and developer Jim Rhodes aim to build a residential area on 2,000 acres of hilltop property that is on a gypsum mine.

RELATED | Red Rock Advisory Council recommends no development on Gypsum Canyon

Ron Krater, a planning consultant and spokesman for Gypsum Resources, told News 3 one of the issues they hoped to resolve was a proposed road that would provide access to the project.

"This delay affords us the opportunity to work in good faith with Clark County and the community stakeholders to address questions concerns and comments that have been brought forward recently in regards to the proposed development," Krater said.

Advocacy group Save Red Rock celebrated the news, saying it would be more difficult to reject a plan once all other elements of the design are in place. Save Red Rock members have argued the environment would be threatened by the development.

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