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Crowd Rallies Against Developer's Red Rock Plan
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LAS VEGAS -- A crowd turned out for a town hall meeting on a prominent developer's proposal to build houses, shops and maybe even a school on a hill overlooking a popular conservation area outside Las Vegas.

Most of the 200 people at the Blue Diamond community center on Wednesday showed opposition to Jim Rhodes' effort to build on a 2,400-acre site across from the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Many say they're upset Rhodes is resurrecting development plans for Blue Diamond Hill five years after his earlier proposal to build 5,500 homes on the former gypsum mining site fizzled.

Clark County commissioners are set to review Rhodes' new proposal April 21. Rhodes and the county are also locked in a lawsuit over density regulations in his earlier proposal.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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