Retail will play a central role in a revitalization plan for downtown Las Vegas unveiled by the City Council.
Officials are looking to revamp a long-neglected area bounded by Main Street, Eastern Avenue, U.S. Highway 95 and Charleston Boulevard, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal. First priority will be given to a section of Fremont Street, from Las Vegas Boulevard to 14th Street. This includes a stretch containing several closed motels that were bought up by Zappos founder Tony Hsieh as part of his Downtown Project.
“The linkage to the east side of town has been overlooked for a generation,” said Councilman Bob Coffin, as reported in the newspaper. “We’ve got an underdeveloped area that’s ripe for growth.”
By Edmund Mander