Nebraska Commission Delays Vote on RV Park
A family-themed campground for recreational vehicles in secluded southern Sarpy County, Neb., is a good fit and would attract high-end RV owners, an Omaha real estate developer's lawyer told county planners Wednesday (Jan. 20).
Between 75 and 100 homeowners from the nearby Chris, Hanson and Betty Lakes attended the Sarpy County Planning Commission meeting Wednesday evening in a strong show of opposition, according to the Omaha World-Herald.
“We are not questioning the veracity or good intentions of Century Development. We don't think this fits into our community,” said Chip Frazier, serving as opposition spokesman for the roughly 300 lake community homeowners. “Would you want a 200-unit RV park in your backyard?
“Think of your property. I think that would be difficult.”
After nearly 2 1/2 hours of discussion, the commission voted to delay action on the proposed Leisure Village until its March meeting.
The latest plans for Leisure Village call for 192 RV pad sites, encompassing about 220 acres of property near the Platte River, south of Bellevue.
Frank R. Krejci, president of Century Development, has said the project would appeal to outdoor enthusiasts and families seeking weekend getaways.
“This would be an upper scale RV development at the location,” attorney James E. Lang, told the planning commission. “We feel this is an excellent match for this type of property.”
Lang said Leisure Village would pay a caretaker to live on the site and manage the property year-round. The project also would include some ball fields for tenants and their guests. Existing sand-pit lakes on the property would allow swimming. Motorboats and personal watercraft would be prohibited.