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Clark County hearing on renaming Debbie Reynolds Drive postponed

Updated August 7, 2019 - 4:29 pm

A disputed request to rechristen a stretch of road bearing the name of famed performer Debbie Reynolds will return to the Clark County Planning Commission on Aug. 20.

Lorenzo Doumani, the developer seeking to change Debbie Reynolds Drive, asked the commission to hold his request for two weeks on Tuesday, when it was expected to be heard in front of the board, according to the county.

Doumani wants the roughly 1,000-foot street running between Convention Center Drive and Desert Inn Road to be renamed Majestic Plaza Place to reflect his planned and recently approved five-star hotel along the road — Majestic Resort and Spa.

While county staff have recommended approval, the proposed name change has been criticized by Reynolds’ son Todd Fisher, the brother of deceased “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher, who argued the street named in honor of his mother rightfully pays tribute to her contributions to Las Vegas.

Contact Shea Johnson at sjohnson@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0272. Follow @Shea_LVRJ on Twitter.

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