They’re sure going to miss Betsy Fretwell down at City Hall. More so, Summerlin is going to miss Betsy Fretwell.
On June 19, 2012 — almost five years ago to the day — the mayor, councilman, fire chief and president of the Sun City Summerlin Board of Directors beamed with pride as they participated in the grand-opening ceremony for Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Station No. 107, at Del Webb Boulevard and Sundial Drive.
Suddenly Las Vegas has become the most-talked-about town in America as the ideal site for professional sports teams.
You stand atop a hill high above Route 215 and the westerly end of Summerlin Parkway, both of which are about half a mile away, and you gaze in every direction at the breathtaking, almost intoxicating view.
Take a good look at the burst of new homes, shopping centers and restaurants and the crush of new folks coming from every direction and you’ll realize it’s no wonder that Summerlin has become one of the fastest-growing sectors in the Southwest.
There’s a softball field in Sun City Summerlin that some view as a throwback to the sandlot they played on as kids. But for most of the seniors who play there the field is viewed more as a site for serious daily activity, and in some cases fulfillment of a passion, than a reminder of yesteryear.
Imagine some Fortune 500 corporation being automatically dissolved because of a law that says its life span must end at 50 years. Well, that’s what has come to light for a handful of homeowner associations in and around Summerlin due to a statute enacted many years ago by the Legislature.
Excitement is growing in northwest Summerlin over the imminent start of construction of a long-awaited community that eventually have nearly 900 new homes.