Construction workers are putting the finishing touches on a new RV park located on the property formerly planned for a condominium development in Mesquite, Nevada. However, when the real estate market collapsed, the finished condos sat vacant.
The owners went before city council in July (2011) to request a zone change of the 5.58 acres from medium density housing to an RV park with condominiums. The present company, owned by Michael and Lori Black, are turning the vacant condos into vacation rentals and the remainder of the property into a high end RV park, the Mesquite Citizen Journal reports.
The Sun Sort RV Park and Vacation Villas will have 16 three bedroom units, eight two bedroom units, and can be rented on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
Lori Black notes the location, next to the grocery store, is a good one.
“Anything we can do to bring more visitors to Mesquite is a good thing,” said Lori Black, owner of the new Sun Resort RV Park and Vacation Villas. “The community of RV owners is always looking for a new place to stop and Mesquite is perfect. Our location, next to Smith’s grocery, is the best in town and practically everything is in walking distance.”
“The RV park will have a deluxe club house complete with pool table,” said Warren Little, manager of the Beaver Dam Hotel.
“The prices are very reasonable and will be $39 per day, $200 per week, and $550 monthly for the RV Park. That will include electricity, water, and sewer. Cable TV and Wi-Fi Internet access will also be available. Included in the rental will be a 2 for 1 golf special at the Beaver Dam Golf course.”
The owners of Sun Resort RV Park also own the Beaver Dam Hotel and golf course and will promote both locations to visitors.
In addition, Black said the company is applying for a zoning permit to build another RV park in Scenic but that project will be a year away.
According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVDA), in the first seven months of 2011 there was an increase of four percent of new RVs shipped by manufacturers. In spite of high gasoline prices, trends indicate RV owners feel that traveling by RV remains the least expensive type of vacation as compared to personal car, airline or cruise ship. “Regardless of gas prices, RV owners still get a bigger bang for their buck and enjoy their vacations more,” said Richard Coon, RVDA president.
“It is all about location, location, location,” said Black. “Mesquite is a great location and our RV Park has the best location in this city. We have spent a lot of time and effort on this project and have contacted over 70 web sites catering to the RV community enticing them to come to Mesquite. We will have a beautiful RV park to capture that business.”
There are two other RV parks in town, one located at the shuttered Oasis Casino and the new Solstice RV Park.
“We are not competing with them directly,” said Little. “Our location is so much better that visitors will see it is the best choice. The problem with Solstice is it is too much out of the way to be a good place to visit Mesquite.”
The RV Park is planned to be open and ready for business during the next month.
Sun Resort RV Park and Vacation Villas
Phone: (702) 346-6666
The web site is under construction and only has basic information at this time.
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