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Ask Joe: Is developer still suing Reno homeowners over development project?

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From the Ask Joe file, we’re looking into a question about a story we covered late last year concerning a lawsuit filed over a new development project.

What made this story unique is the lawsuit was filed by the developer.

One of our viewers wrote in asking if there's an update on the lawsuit filed by Desert Wind Homes against residents of the Sierra Manor neighborhood.

Here’s what I found out:

This has become a heated issue. More than 100 property owners, including 78-year-old Carol Brown, have been served with a lawsuit by Desert Wind Homes. The developer wants to build an apartment complex on a lot near the entrance to that neighborhood.

The problem is the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, which have been in place since 1947, don't allow for this kind of high-density housing.

So it’s an interesting legal case that's shaping up.

As far as what's next, there is a Ward 2 Neighborhood Advisory Board meeting Tuesday, January 16, at 5:30 p.m. at the Moana Nursery Design Center on Moana Lane, where anyone can show up and voice their concerns or opinions about the project.

The Reno City Council is also currently scheduled to hear an annexation request filed by the developer. That is expected to happen on February 14.

So the lawsuit has been filed. That happened late last year. Now the case is moving through the planning process at City Hall.

If this is something you are concerned about, you can show up at that Neighborhood Advisory Meeting meeting at Moana Nursery and be part of the process.

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