Work starts on new project |

Work starts on new project

by Susie Vasquez

The pipes, piles of dirt and heavy equipment lined up behind Carson Valley Middle School mark the beginning of construction on the Anker-Park subdivision, according to Tom Cook, a member of the Gardnerville Town Board.

“It will also include an extension of Gilman Avenue that will run into Buckeye Road, but that’s not going to happen for a long time,” he said.

The project, which should include about 633 homes on 201 acres east of Minden and Gardnerville, was approved by the Douglas County commissioners in December 2004.

Single-family residential lots will vary in size but none are smaller than 5,000 square feet. The lot design includes a centralized park, bike/pedestrian connections and landscaped park strips similar to the existing residential core in central Minden.

Located between Buckeye Road and Chichester Estates, the project required a zoning change, from agricultural land with 19-acre parcel minimums to single-family and multi-family residential.

Anker-Park is located in a receiving area and as such, will require the transfer of about 633 development rights.

— Susie Vasquez can be reached at or 782-5121, ext. 211.