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Old 08-20-2012, 12:46 PM
 
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I never took the time to look into where Las Vegas actualy starts and stops but this looks a little weird.

Decatur is the boundary for North Las Vegas and Las Vegas.(East/West)

Owens-Carey-Rancho is the South/Southeast boundary.

Sahara and Charleston help box in the rest to the South East. I guess to seperate from Henderson???

To the west is a mess.

The seperation of North Las Vegas and Las Vegas should have been a Horizontal line going across the map. Who allowed such crazy zoning? I know the answer but...really???





And what are these open mouth areas?


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Old 08-20-2012, 01:00 PM
 
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And to help people that have questions on where NLV and LV are located, this map is necessary.


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Old 08-20-2012, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Remember that in the OLDEN days.....even before me....the whole valley was on a grid system where by the railroad had every other section [one mile] and the Federal Govt had the rest....people bought frm the Federales, they bought from the railroad and no one paid a lot of attention cause this was a little desert whistle stop and as the valley grew it was faced with trying to wrestle land away from the BLM whose sole goal in life is keep Americans from using America and keep the wild horses out of the wild land,

The BLM stuff is what has caused the patchwork developement.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:11 PM
 
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The BLM had a substantial role in the weird development of the NW...but so have a number of other things.

The whole NW started out pretty much zoned for agriculture or horse property. Way back when it was often developed by homesteading and later it was sold off in relatively small lots 5 or 10 acres.

In the big blob between Alexander and tropical from Tenaya to the Lone Mountain the NW Citizens got into the act and forced out most attempts to rezone the properties. There was substantially eating into the zone by various developers assembling parcels along the border, having them absorbred into the City of Las Vegas and then rezoning for higher density. This happened all along the area between Cheyenne and Alexander...but it became very difficult once development reached Alexander...

When the witches controlled the County Commission there was also a good belief that light commercial and denser residential should occur at section line crossings. This allowed certain developments like Spanish Springs to occur. In other places comprises were reached to restrict commercial but allow higher density residental - the area along Tenaya around Craig is an example.

In recent years an agreement was struck between the City and County basically preventing zoning changes on a property being annexed to the City. This basically brought the border war to a halt.

Other similar neighborhood did not get organized in time and got very badly whacked by high density development. The far SW is a fine example...SWAN got going eventually but was too late to stop the major incursions. Now the remaining rural areas are isolated and may well vanish.

The correct term for these areas is Rural Neighborhood Preservation zones...(RNP). The big one is the Lone Mountain one which has a big piece also north of 215 and others north of 215 around Jones.

They are jealously protected by their inhabitants. The area is not for everybody - yuppies turn up their nose at the variety of development and huge range of housing involved. But some of us love the strange mix. Multiple million mansions, 70s geodesic domes, DIYs that have not been completed in 40 years, small ranches with calf roping rinks, and even a full upper middle class developments.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:47 PM
 
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Thank you, Von, for the map. Those of us in NLV get a little irritated when our neck of the woods gets such a bad rep- even when the crime didn't happen in our area.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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In short ─ politics and land grabbers. Oh, same thing.

But then, who cares? We know where we are and we like it ─ offers some randomity that makes things interesting. You wanna see confusion, go to Santa Fe, NM. They say the streets were all burro trails that wondered around wherever the burros wanted to go.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:53 PM
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Where I am on the map up above...between Allen and Simmons, up above W.Tropical Parkway, up, up, up to the orange line of the beltway that is tilted like this / and our neighborhood is in that tiny long square near the left. Right next to the beltway, south side. Right across the beltway, you will notice a little patch of green. That is Aviary park. (allen turns into aviary way)That other big patch of green to the right, off of Aliante Parkway(simmons turns into that) is Nature Discovery Park.
Yet so many uninformed people put Aliante into the dangerous part of NLV. Can you see why that bugs me? If I could, I would reach through the monitor and slap some peeps.
When people are referring to old Northtown, anything north of Craig did not exist yet, except for a few desert dwellers some with horses, some without that wanted to get away from all the chaos down below. There are still many horse properties out here, but going the way of the dinosaur.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:06 PM
 
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I'm on that map too. Approximately where Tropical meets Simmons.

My son was at Nature Discovery Park in Aliante the other night and a goose bit him when he ran out of popcorn. The people are friendly but the geese are not.

They should just all live in Henderson and leave us with our mountain views and mean geese.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:40 PM
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I'm on that map too. Approximately where Tropical meets Simmons.

My son was at Nature Discovery Park in Aliante the other night and a goose bit him when he ran out of popcorn. The people are friendly but the geese are not.

They should just all live in Henderson and leave us with our mountain views and mean geese.
I could almost walk to your house. Although in this heat, I could get heatstroke doing it, so I will wait until it's cooler, like October.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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I assume it's the same as around here, annexing various areas around that surround the city bits at a time. In fact the city I work in has a giant hole in the middle of it because those residents refuse annexation and have taken their fight to the state supreme court to try to prevent it. The city I live in the northern boundary between it and the neighboring city goes back and forth between 2 parallel roads a half mile apart. I have no idea why it doesn't just follow one road all the way across.
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