LAS VEGAS (CN) – A homeowners group seeks to stop construction of what’s billed as the nation’s largest outdoor shooting complex about a mile from their homes. Residents for the Relocation of the Clark County Shooting Complex worry that the complex, under construction with an unspecified opening date, will be within walking distance of more than 325 families, an elementary school and a high school.
Plaintiffs claim in Federal Court that developers failed to conduct meaningful environmental impact studies on the 3,000-acre complex, and failed to account for the added traffic, crime and noise that the complex will generate.
They say they weren’t told of the proposal to build the complex when they bought their homes, and that land maps depicted only that the site in northwest Las Vegas was intended for a “public facility.”
“This is an enormous commercial shooting complex, public use only in name, and it needs to be relocated to a more suitable location,” the lawsuit states.
When completed, the complex will be larger than McCarran International Airport. It will be open to the public 12 hours a day, five days a week, and will include a 1,200-yard high-power rifle range, 125 trap ranges and 24 skeet ranges, the lawsuit states.
Plaintiffs want construction halted, and compensatory and punitive damages.
They are represented by Brooke Bohlke with Callister Reynolds.