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Parks propose 187-home project

Park Cattle is seeking to build 187 homes southwest of the intersection of Muller Lane and Highway 395.

The project would be located on 112 acres east of the Carson River's East Fork, and relies on the transfer of development rights from 3,572 acres of land in Topaz.

Under a proposal before Douglas County planning commissioners on Tuesday, the project plans to modify the floodplain of the Carson River using fill. The meeting starts at 1 p.m. at 1616 Eighth St., Minden.

That would require a variance of the Douglas County code that floodplain shall be retained in its existing state except for hiking trails.

"The applicant is requesting temporary relief from this requirement in order to construct river bank stabilization," Planner Louis Cariola said.

Staff isn't offering a recommendation on that proposal, but is recommending approval of a development application, zoning map amendment and the transfer of development rights.

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The site of the project is designated receiving area. It has been subject to multiple requests for conservation easements along with property around the Dangberg Historic Home Ranch.

The Klauber Ranch was where H.F. Dangberg's first claim was jumped by Lucky Bill Thorington in 1856. It was the last piece of property purchased by the old German in 1902, two years before his death.

On Monday, county commissioners are scheduled to hear the second reading on a series of agreements that could mean completion of Muller Lane Parkway. That meeting starts 3 p.m. at the Douglas County Courthouse.

IF YOU GO

What: Douglas County Planning Commission

When:1 p.m. Tuesday

Where: 1616 Eighth St., Minden