So I finally found a negative opinion about Jethro’s plan to build his casino in Douglas County, but it didn’t come from residents, or county commissioners, or even his competitors at the Carson Valley Inn. It came from another developer, Big George Ventures, who is planning on building 360 houses right next to where Jethro announced his casino will go. having a casino right next door doesn’t mesh well with their plans.
“We’re trying to build a unique development where people can meet their neighbors,” [Robbe] Lehmann said. “That won’t work if people have to look at two hotel towers hovering over them.”
The property was purchased with the area’s commercial zoning in mind, but a casino at that location will significantly reduce the property values, Lehmann said.
“The land was supposed to be used for stores, not a casino,” he said.