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Henderson tries to stop land transfer to arena developer

Reported by: Rob Munoz
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Updated: 12/01/2012 2:25 pm
HENDERSON (KSNV MyNews3) -- The city of Henderson is frantically trying to stop the transfer of land to a Texas developer who said he would turn it into a sports arena complex.

City says it got a letter from developer Chris Milam -- hand-delivered Thursday night -– stating that he did not think the stadium could happen.

Milam went on to say that he is committed to building a stadium there. But the city says Milam has instead been advertising to use the land to build houses.

The plan put forth by Milam was to build a sports arena complex on 480 acres near the M Resort. That's how he sold it to Henderson, and that's how the city lobbied to have the land transferred over by its current owners, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

Henderson city attorney Josh Reid then fired a letter late Thursday night to the BLM, saying Milam's deal is “tainted with fraud.”

It says he's instead been mixing in claims of residential development on the land, something the city says it will not zone the area for.
Even though it was in the early planning stages, no sports team announced they would move to Milam's Henderson arena.

In the past, Milam had announced several other Las Vegas valley sports stadiums which never came to be.
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