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ScottG
Sep 10, 2011, 3:09 PM
^^^^^ that orientation would actually has prevented much of the center strip from being more than 12 stories tall - las vegas blvd (the strip) curves north east where the mirage and venetian are - everything past that curve would be directly inline with your new airport runways - the current runways run either along tropicana blvd (prevently any buildings after mandalay bay) and parrallel with the curved portion of the strip that is a bit further north) - im not sure this was the original plan - but this allowed for developement through out the strip - stopping at mandalay bay (then the hacienda) with smaller towers along tropicana and flamingo as you approach the airport (hard rock hotel)


(heres some old history FYI):

if i remember correctly, if you look at the orientation of downtown streets, you can see how they mistook the orientation of north, south, east, west. that is why las vegas blvd curves, because coming from downtown, it corrects itself and curves south to be directly along north/south. that is why charleston cuts thru the downtown streets at an angle. downtown is shifted from true north while all the newer streets (tropicana, flamingo, warm springs, etc) run east, west. fremont street, like las vegas blvd, curves south to correct itself and becomes boulder highway that runs exactly north/south.

Krases
Sep 10, 2011, 9:54 PM
Yeah I was thinking about that when I was fooling around in google earth. I just realized that if the airport was moved to the west side of the strip, it would make way more sense to use my design. Problem is a lot of air traffic would then get directed over Summerlin.

ScottG
Sep 11, 2011, 3:10 PM
Problem is a lot of air traffic would then get directed over Summerlin.

BLASPHEMY!!! a few years back, mccarren was looking to change their flight patterns to better handle increased traffic. They proposed have airplanes take off and veer right/north bound instead of the current southbound....this would have planes fly over summerlin - there was uproar, hundreds of summerlin residences showed up for the county commissioner meeting in protest - it was all over the news......the airport gave in....residences were concerned over noise pollution, the airport said the planes would be so high in elevation by the time they reach summerlin that noise would be low..but they werent havent it.

jayguy
Sep 13, 2011, 3:35 PM
Actually, that passed. Flights taking off westbound are routed either north or south, so they do fly over Summerlin. I live near the turning point, and watch flights go north all the time.

If they ever actually go ahead with the plan for a new airport at Ivanpah (just north of Primm) they'll get rid of all that noise pollution, but then we'd either have to drive all the way down there or take the high-speed train in and out of the airport.

I'm sure I'll only be a visitor by the time that comes about.

icerafting
Sep 16, 2011, 6:12 AM
Actually, that passed.http://godimage.co.cc/thumb/base/images/potter/34/h/eek.gif Flights taking off westbound are routed either north or south, so they do fly over Summerlin. I live near the turning point, and watch flights go north all the time.

If they ever actually go ahead with the plan for a new airport at Ivanpah (just north of Primm) they'll get rid of all that noise pollution, but then we'd either have to drive all the way down there or take the high-speed train in and out of the airport.

I'm sure I'll only be a visitor by the time that comes about.

nope, i felt same way

Krases
Sep 16, 2011, 7:46 PM
Actually, that passed. Flights taking off westbound are routed either north or south, so they do fly over Summerlin. I live near the turning point, and watch flights go north all the time.

If they ever actually go ahead with the plan for a new airport at Ivanpah (just north of Primm) they'll get rid of all that noise pollution, but then we'd either have to drive all the way down there or take the high-speed train in and out of the airport.

I'm sure I'll only be a visitor by the time that comes about.

Yeah now that I think of it, I live near Boca Park and thats on the southmost border with Summerlin. I hear planes all the time, some of them flying really low. The other day my house shook, though that is really rare.

Ivanpah is just a relief airport, McCarren won't get replaced by it. In an ideal world, the monorail would have been a tram instead of a monorail and would run down the strip and link in all over town, expanding clear out into some of the more distant areas, or offering park-and-rides. Then riding that could get you to the HSR station which would have an express train to a giant Ivanpah airport.

But nooooo. The monorail had to be economically infeasible from the start and we have to give total priority to roads starting in the 1950's and give little priority to mass transit that appeals to everyone and is fiscally solvent if not private and profitable.

laguna
Sep 17, 2011, 12:19 AM
It is not possible to build a rail system that can remain solvent-only in your imagination.

Krases
Sep 18, 2011, 10:37 PM
It is not possible to build a rail system that can remain solvent-only in your imagination.

It is completely possible to build a tram or light-rail system that would run down the strip and remain solvent. The reason the monorail failed is because it runs behind the strip, doesn't go anywhere, nobody knows about it and it was plagued with problems that raised its costs. A light rail system running down the strip would be far cheaper and likely wouldn't suffer the same technical problems due to its much simpler technology.

VegasMatt
Sep 19, 2011, 6:42 PM
It is completely possible to build a tram or light-rail system that would run down the strip and remain solvent.

While I think most tram systems a losing bet, I agree, that the Strip is one of the few places a tram should be able to work. Mostly because the entire system doesn't travel a huge length of track, so the maintenance should be manageable.

I don't think the tram would need center strip to work though. Although it would admittedly help. I'm glad they didn't try this, because it would been an eyesore. It' would be nice to put put it underground, however I don't see this being remotely possible.

I feel the main reason it's been a failure is because it doesn't go enough places people want to go. Its largest mistake is not connecting to the airport, and then it doubles down by skipping main resorts. It skips Planet Hollywood, the Venetian Complex, the Wynn Complex , and The Stratosphere. All of which are major attractions.

While I don't seeing traveling the along the backs of the resorts a huge problem, the several of drop off locations seems extremely poorly planned. The worst of which is the convention center, which dumps you in the middle of an enormous parking lot, and then requires you walk a quarter mile across a black top to the entrance.

To exemplify ill logic of the route, it doesn't have stops at the two casinos that actually have attractions on the backs of their properties. The Venetian and Planet Hollywood.

It's a shame that the monorail was not built with a better route, I feel it could have been a great addition to the city. Also, I feel this is one of the very few cities it could have really worked.

Hopefully it will eventually connect to the airport. A few more properties may sign on for a stop if they do. Otherwise I'm afraid it’s going to remain an ongoing boondoggle.

Krases
Sep 21, 2011, 4:51 AM
Heres a good broadcast to listen to which breaks down the monorails problems. (http://www.knpr.org/son/archive/detail2.cfm?SegmentID=7959&ProgramID=2260)

Basically things like route, size of project and even mechanical problems weren't what really took it down. It was the expectation that it would get 55k riders a day, but instead got 20k. That is the main thing that shot it down.

Even if they had gone down the middle of the strip, from the airport to every hotel to downtown, it would have still failed because the ridership numbers were so over inflated that it would go into bankruptcy long before managing to pay back its debts.

I don't think a tram would be very unsightly. This is basically what would it would look like (http://www.google.com/imgres?q=light+rail&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1680&bih=881&tbm=isch&tbnid=f8aXzr2B4D60tM:&imgrefurl=http://www.jefraskin.com/light-rail-makes-your-travel-easier/&docid=C2s478bk9mYCBM&w=1600&h=1200&ei=FGl5TvDPAsffsQLyx6mpAw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=173&vpy=178&dur=2470&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=155&ty=114&page=1&tbnh=119&tbnw=165&start=0&ndsp=40&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0), the only thing that makes it different from a bus is the overhead power line and thats not very noticeable. I guess to be clear, I should say that my ideal light rail would run in the far right lane going down the strip both ways and it would just use what are now bus stops to drop people off.

hotdog
Sep 21, 2011, 6:15 PM
Some minor construction downtown at the golden gate:

http://www.vegasinc.com/news/2011/sep/21/downtown-resurgence-inspires-golden-gate-expand/

hotdog
Sep 21, 2011, 10:37 PM
Chris Milam, who tends to propose more than he delivers, has a new stadium location:

http://unlvrebelyell.com/2011/09/19/m-resort-stadium-proposed/

laguna
Sep 22, 2011, 12:50 AM
While I think most tram systems a losing bet, I agree, that the Strip is one of the few places a tram should be able to work. Mostly because the entire system doesn't travel a huge length of track, so the maintenance should be manageable.

I don't think the tram would need center strip to work though. Although it would admittedly help. I'm glad they didn't try this, because it would been an eyesore. It' would be nice to put put it underground, however I don't see this being remotely possible.

I feel the main reason it's been a failure is because it doesn't go enough places people want to go. Its largest mistake is not connecting to the airport, and then it doubles down by skipping main resorts. It skips Planet Hollywood, the Venetian Complex, the Wynn Complex , and The Stratosphere. All of which are major attractions.

While I don't seeing traveling the along the backs of the resorts a huge problem, the several of drop off locations seems extremely poorly planned. The worst of which is the convention center, which dumps you in the middle of an enormous parking lot, and then requires you walk a quarter mile across a black top to the entrance.

To exemplify ill logic of the route, it doesn't have stops at the two casinos that actually have attractions on the backs of their properties. The Venetian and Planet Hollywood.

It's a shame that the monorail was not built with a better route, I feel it could have been a great addition to the city. Also, I feel this is one of the very few cities it could have really worked.

Hopefully it will eventually connect to the airport. A few more properties may sign on for a stop if they do. Otherwise I'm afraid it’s going to remain an ongoing boondoggle.

You are only considering day-to-day expenses. The capital costs to build it can never be recovered no matter what changes are made-many of the initial costs are buried by government subsidies and acquisitions at the start of the project.

VegasMatt
Sep 22, 2011, 10:07 PM
You are only considering day-to-day expenses. The capital costs to build it can never be recovered no matter what changes are made-many of the initial costs are buried by government subsidies and acquisitions at the start of the project.

You are correct, I was suggesting a better route, would hopefully cover maintenance and day to day operations, and I agree there is little hope of recovering the initial costs. However, since it has been built, discussing whether it should have been built, is a mute point. What will happen to it in the future is more relevant. It could close, and then deteriorate till it was torn down – which would be expensive… Continue operating at a loss, and eventually be tax funded… or pour more money into it fixing the route, so it could sustain itself (which admittedly, may not work). It’s a mess.

topota
Sep 29, 2011, 5:44 PM
Las Vegas High Roller set to be the world's tallest Ferris wheel
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/5166/191506highroller.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/717/191506highroller.jpg/)
http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/5205/193482highroller.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/834/193482highroller.jpg/)
http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/5184/190899highroller.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/845/190899highroller.jpg/)

LOOK out London, Las Vegas is set to trump you with its own bigger and better version of the London Eye.
The 168m Las Vegas High Roller will boast views over the bright lights of America’s hedonistic capital and tower over the Eye, which stands at 135m.
But why just stop at London? The giant Ferris wheel is set to conquer the world, taking the title of tallest wheel from the 165m Singapore Flyer.
"It would be the centre piece of a trip for a lot of people," Caesars CEO Gary Loveman says.
The High Roller’s 28 spacious cabins will hold 40 people each, making them ideal for birthday parties, bucks/hens nights and you could probably even squeeze a traditional Las Vegas shot-gun wedding into the 30 minute ride.
Construction on the observation wheel is due to begin next month, with its first rotations expected by 2013.
Owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment, the mid-Strip attraction will be built behind the company’s Imperial Palace and Flamingo hotels.

scalziand
Sep 29, 2011, 6:46 PM
Only 3m taller? Cmon, we can do better than that!

mdiederi
Sep 30, 2011, 12:50 AM
If they put it behind the Imperial Palace and the Flamingo the only view will be of Koval and parking garages. :yuck:

HurricaneHugo
Sep 30, 2011, 1:29 AM
Went to Vegas 2 weekends ago

Stayed at the Palazzo (instead of the usual Imperial Palace)

I was thinking Vegas is in the middle of the boom with all the construction north of it (by Circus Circus, the blue tower)...

Turned out they're all stalled projects...

Oy.

sw5710
Sep 30, 2011, 1:43 AM
In June there was news that a 500' wheel was going to be built across from the Mandalay Bay. Is this that one?

VegasMatt
Sep 30, 2011, 10:29 PM
In June there was news that a 500' wheel was going to be built across from the Mandalay Bay. Is this that one?

Nope, that is a separate project. There are two giant wheels on the drawing board right now.

The news reported they broke ground on this project in May, but I haven't noticed any significant activity on the site yet.

http://photos.lasvegassun.com/media/img/photos/2011/05/23/SU-view-04_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a

J_M_Tungsten
Sep 30, 2011, 10:53 PM
Ferris wheels are stupid in the modern age. They were cool during the time of horse carriages, that's about it. You're stuck for long durations of time in a small compartment with people you don't know, how is that fun!? Something modern and practical would have been nice...

NYC2ATX
Oct 1, 2011, 3:39 AM
It wouldn't be Vegas if it were practical :cheers: I like these modern-day ferris wheels because they're designed for private parties and basically to be moving observation decks. These ain't your granddad's ferris wheels. :banana:

J_M_Tungsten
Oct 1, 2011, 4:27 AM
That would be the worst party ever. Stuck in a small glass ball with 10+ people doesn't sound like much fun. The bathroom situation wouldn't be fun..

sw5710
Oct 1, 2011, 5:29 AM
Ok thanks.

dachacon
Oct 1, 2011, 8:24 PM
That would be the worst party ever. Stuck in a small glass ball with 10+ people doesn't sound like much fun. The bathroom situation wouldn't be fun..

i take it you dont get out much.

J_M_Tungsten
Oct 1, 2011, 10:15 PM
Not sure how my post would lead your logic to that point, but I get out just fine, thanks. My destinations definitely do not include giant ferris wheels. I've lived in Chicago for 5 years and never once had the urge to go to the ferris wheel at Navy Pier. I never thought of the family oriented place as a "good night out". Perhaps you are a child who would enjoy such an evening away from your folks.

patriotizzy
Oct 1, 2011, 10:31 PM
Not sure how my post would lead your logic to that point, but I get out just fine, thanks. My destinations definitely do not include giant ferris wheels. I've lived in Chicago for 5 years and never once had the urge to go to the ferris wheel at Navy Pier. I never thought of the family oriented place as a "good night out". Perhaps you are a child who would enjoy such an evening away from your folks.

Prepare for a good ol' ban hammer if you keep up this trolling.

J_M_Tungsten
Oct 1, 2011, 10:49 PM
Am I not entitled to defend myself against stupid comments, or express my opinion on new construction? I thought that was the point of subscribing to threads? I periodically post pictures and other comments in threads other than Chicago to keep the activity of the thread up.

NYC2ATX
Oct 2, 2011, 1:22 AM
I understand your point JM, and I get that you don't think that would be fun, but many other people would. I've been to Chicago, and one of the first things I did was go to Navy Pier, and we rode the ferris wheel and it was great. Can you just imagine watching the New Year's Eve fireworks over the Vegas strip from a 360-degree view like that? While you may not be a future patron, throngs of people will be, myself likely among them.

..and you don't need to post in threads just to "keep them active." Threads constantly reactivative as relevant news surfaces. Opinions, of course, are always welcome.

How's Harmon Corner going guys?

VegasMatt
Oct 2, 2011, 4:41 PM
That would be the worst party ever. Stuck in a small glass ball with 10+ people doesn't sound like much fun. The bathroom situation wouldn't be fun..

Each of the cabins is supposed to be equip with a bathroom and a bar. The cabins are nothing like the dual seats on a normal ferris wheel.

Dale
Oct 2, 2011, 4:48 PM
Are things beginning to even out on the Las Vegas housing market or is it still shambles ?

dachacon
Oct 2, 2011, 9:40 PM
Not sure how my post would lead your logic to that point, but I get out just fine, thanks. My destinations definitely do not include giant ferris wheels. I've lived in Chicago for 5 years and never once had the urge to go to the ferris wheel at Navy Pier. I never thought of the family oriented place as a "good night out". Perhaps you are a child who would enjoy such an evening away from your folks.

Logic is simple, people i know that dislike going to pubic area and socializing with strangers are loners. they tend to not support projects like this. which you are clearly living up to. Im 23 by the way. And my parents are the reason i love to go out and talk to people i dont know. Its nice to meet new people its called socializing.

heyyoucharlie
Oct 3, 2011, 2:28 PM
Are things beginning to even out on the Las Vegas housing market or is it still shambles ?

Still in shambles is being too nice.

travanx
Oct 3, 2011, 11:19 PM
I was out there last Halloween staying at a friend's house near the subdivisions at the M Resort. Shambles is not even close to how bad those subdivisions got hit. Imagine all the half sticking out steel on the strip, but now transferred over into huge tracts of lands halfway built with dirt roads and rough graded pads, while a half built house stood nearby and then onto vacant fully built houses.

Going again this Halloween and can't wait to drive around the wasteland as I might want to check out Fry's and also take some pics of rough graded lots to show future employees what they look like.

Still in shambles is being too nice.

Krases
Oct 7, 2011, 3:44 AM
I think part of the problem with our housing crisis is that we didn't just overbuild our housing, but we over-built our infrastructure. If we had built denser, let developers shoulder more of the cost of infrastructure and just generally been smarter about our infrastructure we likely wouldn't have such big budget issues in the state (seeing as Vegas account for a lot of tax income and public spending).

case_architect
Oct 10, 2011, 11:52 PM
a couple shots i got this weekend of the new waterpark that broke ground at ft. apache and warm springs

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/5584/dscn0040i.jpg

http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/743/dscn0041nz.jpg

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/5741/dscn0042h.jpg

here's a news link to the project

http://www.8newsnow.com/story/15219580/new-waterpark-in-the-works-for-las-vegas

ScottG
Oct 11, 2011, 4:17 PM
cool to see that project in the making - BUT that doesnt necessarily look like much 'work' is being done...and unfortunately in vegas, 'breaking ground' doesnt necessarily mean the project is moving along, could just be an attempt for publicity to peak investor interest

a water park in vegas would be great - wet n wild is sourly missed by anyone living in vegas in the 90s - and the city could use more 'off-the strip' places to go - for locals

travanx
Oct 12, 2011, 7:35 AM
Is that breaking ground being done on an already graded pad? Not familiar with that area. But also not familiar with how Vegas builds in a normal environment either.

Cool pics no matter what. I like anything that seems to make some sense to be built. :tup:

ScottG
Oct 13, 2011, 4:00 PM
Could it possibly be true? Vegastripping is speculation the fountainbleau is in the staging phase of demolition. Makes financial and logical and asthetical sense!

http://www.vegastripping.com/news/news.php?news_id=4349

travanx
Oct 14, 2011, 12:41 AM
At this rate there will be a small thread called The LAS VEGAS | KaBoom Project Rundown!

That's crazy news.

Could it possibly be true? Vegastripping is speculation the fountainbleau is in the staging phase of demolition. Makes financial and logical and asthetical sense!

http://www.vegastripping.com/news/news.php?news_id=4349

billinjax
Oct 19, 2011, 3:43 AM
Took this picture today of the progress so far in the construction of the Harmon Corner Walgreens.

Bill

http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n554/billinjax/HarmonCorner10-18-11.jpg

N830MH
Oct 20, 2011, 11:47 PM
Took this picture today of the progress so far in the construction of the Harmon Corner Walgreens.

Bill

http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n554/billinjax/HarmonCorner10-18-11.jpg

Bummer! I must go to LAS on December. I've got check this out. I'll try to take a picture and I will post it for you guys.

travanx
Oct 22, 2011, 10:05 PM
I have my comped rooms waiting for us Halloween weekend at T.I. I will try to take lots of pics if we end up going.

BrandonJXN
Oct 25, 2011, 9:07 PM
What exactly is the Harmon Corner?

billinjax
Oct 26, 2011, 3:37 AM
What exactly is the Harmon Corner?

It's the corner on Las Vegas Blvd S where Planet Hollywood is on one side and Harley-Davidson is on the other. You see Planet Hollywood in the picture on the left. To the right in the background the Marriott Grand Chateau.

BrandonJXN
Oct 26, 2011, 3:00 PM
It's the corner on Las Vegas Blvd S where Planet Hollywood is on one side and Harley-Davidson is on the other. You see Planet Hollywood in the picture on the left. To the right in the background the Marriott Grand Chateau.

Really Columbo?

I mean what exactly is it? Will it have more than just a Wal Greens?

pldidio
Oct 27, 2011, 3:38 AM
http://www.vegasinc.com/news/2011/oct/26/desertxpress-high-speed-rail-line/?__utma=201616023.1615729775.1299321735.1319644200.1319684634.366&__utmb=201616023.8.10.1319684634&__utmc=201616023&__utmx=-&__utmz=201616023.1319684634.366.247.utmcsr=ccsd.net|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/directory/facilities/news.php&__utmv=201616023.|4=LVSuid=25476=1&__utmk=212710295

case_architect
Oct 27, 2011, 5:14 AM
http://www.lvrj.com/news/lady-luck-to-be-remade-into-downtown-grand-132664018.html

NYC2ATX
Oct 27, 2011, 5:26 AM
I mean what exactly is it? Will it have more than just a Wal Greens?

It's a new retail complex that is going to fill the odd-shaped empty lot next to Planet Hollywood, that was created when the intersection of Harmon & LV Blvd S was shifted during CityCenter's construction. It's "flagship" store will be one of the largest Walgreens in the nation, but it will have other, smaller retail spaces available to rent as well. It's even planned to have massive, Times-Square-esque signage on that large blank facade.

Lol he probably misread your post :haha:

mdiederi
Oct 27, 2011, 2:50 PM
Lady Luck to be remade into Downtown Grand
http://www.lvrj.com/news/lady-luck-to-be-remade-into-downtown-grand-132664018.html

They'll probably get threatened with a lawsuit from MGM for using the word "Grand" on a casino in Las Vegas. I remember MGM threatened a suit against Grand Casinos when they merged with Stupak's Vegas World and suggested using the "Grand" word in the name for the property.

billinjax
Oct 30, 2011, 3:19 AM
Someone just told me that they were at the PH Towers and that they started building tower 2. He said it was roped off. Can anyone confirm?

billinjax
Oct 30, 2011, 3:25 AM
Really Columbo?

I mean what exactly is it? Will it have more than just a Wal Greens?

I didn't misread your post. If you had been following this thread you would have known what it is. I didn't think you knew what Harmon was.

case_architect
Oct 30, 2011, 4:09 AM
harmon corner today

http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/1566/img1476z.jpg

N830MH
Oct 30, 2011, 7:19 AM
They'll probably get threatened with a lawsuit from MGM for using the word "Grand" on a casino in Las Vegas. I remember MGM threatened a suit against Grand Casinos when they merged with Stupak's Vegas World and suggested using the "Grand" word in the name for the property.

I didn't get it. Why they threatened to file the lawsuit against MQM Grand? I wasn't sure why? There is no such things.

http://www.vegasinc.com/news/2011/oct/26/desertxpress-high-speed-rail-line/?__utma=201616023.1615729775.1299321735.1319644200.1319684634.366&__utmb=201616023.8.10.1319684634&__utmc=201616023&__utmx=-&__utmz=201616023.1319684634.366.247.utmcsr=ccsd.net|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/directory/facilities/news.php&__utmv=201616023.|4=LVSuid=25476=1&__utmk=212710295

Indeed...Very good news!! I'm so extremely happy to hear the news.

What about Phoenix-Las Vegas corridor will have a consider to gets high-speed rail?

pldidio
Oct 31, 2011, 5:42 AM
That is a proposed rail but chances are that that line wont even begin for another 10-15 years

pldidio
Oct 31, 2011, 5:43 AM
Ive looked into the many projects in Las Vegas and we have alot of ones that are under wraps , mostly downtown . I will be putting up pictures and details soon..

BrandonJXN
Oct 31, 2011, 3:04 PM
I didn't misread your post. If you had been following this thread you would have known what it is. I didn't think you knew what Harmon was.

Never make the assumption that just because someone doesn't live in your city that they don't know what's going on and where things are.

I knew about the Harmon Corner. I just wasn't exactly sure what it was. Not WHERE it was in relation to other Vegas projects.

jayguy
Oct 31, 2011, 3:54 PM
You obviously didn't know "what" it was or you wouldn't have asked.

You also don't read this thread very thoroughly or you would have know from previous posts that it is a retail center with 3 floors of 17 stores, one of which will be a very large Walgreens. All covered previously.

BrandonJXN
Oct 31, 2011, 4:06 PM
You obviously didn't know "what" it was or you wouldn't have asked.

You also don't read this thread very thoroughly or you would have know from previous posts that it is a retail center with 3 floors of 17 stores, one of which will be a very large Walgreens. All covered previously.

Forgive me for not going through all 433 pages of this thread and looking for any info for this one project.

icerafting
Nov 1, 2011, 9:26 AM
looking good progress.. http://godimage.co.cc/thumb/base/images/potter/34/h/eek.gif

billinjax
Nov 2, 2011, 3:36 AM
Forgive me for not going through all 433 pages of this thread and looking for any info for this one project.

That's OK. It's not my town either but I own a couple timeshares nearby and have been interested in this thread for quite a while.

pldidio
Nov 2, 2011, 11:26 AM
http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc426/pldidio702/Las%20Vegas/symphony_park-1.jpg

pldidio
Nov 2, 2011, 11:38 AM
http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc426/pldidio702/Las%20Vegas/smith_center_2.jpg

pldidio
Nov 2, 2011, 11:39 AM
http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc426/pldidio702/Las%20Vegas/main-park-rendering.jpg
Symphony park rendering

pldidio
Nov 2, 2011, 11:42 AM
http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc426/pldidio702/Las%20Vegas/CharliePalmerRendering.jpg
Charlie Palmer rendering .. Charlie Palmer is to begin construction in 2012 possibly on hold till 2014 .

pldidio
Nov 2, 2011, 11:45 AM
http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc426/pldidio702/Las%20Vegas/Newland-Residential.jpg Parcel F in symphony park is a mixed use building with store front shops . This project will have 300 units . construction is to begin in 2012 . This is the only residential building not being built by Newland Communities who over see the living party of symphony park. The city of Las Vegas is required to build this project .

pldidio
Nov 2, 2011, 11:50 AM
http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc426/pldidio702/Las%20Vegas/new_city_hall_of_las_vegas.jpg
City Hall

pldidio
Nov 2, 2011, 11:54 AM
http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc426/pldidio702/Las%20Vegas/WorldJewelryCenterExterior.jpg(stole pic from vegastodayandtomorrow.com) World Jewelry center has untill 2016 to begin construction .

pldidio
Nov 2, 2011, 12:07 PM
Address: Southeast Corner of Las Vegas Boulevard &
Clark Avenue
Developer: SDA, Inc.
Construction Jobs Generated: 178
Permanent Jobs Generated: 150


Construction is scheduled to begin during
fall 2011 on a new 58,909-square-foot building that
will house regional offices for the U.S. Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. The building will
feature five stories of Class A office space and a 158-space
parking garage. ICE’s 150 employees, previously working
in Henderson, Nev, will relocate to the new facility when
it opens. The project is being developed by SDA Inc.,
which purchased the land for this development from the
Redevelopment Agency.


(no detailed rendering has been released)

pldidio
Nov 2, 2011, 12:14 PM
If you guys have time you can read the development standards of symphony park
http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/files/Symphony_Park_Design_Standards.pdf

patriotizzy
Nov 2, 2011, 9:02 PM
pldidio, thanks so much! I was waiting for updates on those two buildings and I'm glad they came out great. Especially that stone building, came out amazing!

case_architect
Nov 3, 2011, 5:33 AM
http://www.lvrj.com/news/sahara-hotel-casino-renovation-approved-133123433.html

pldidio
Nov 3, 2011, 9:12 AM
No problem i have more things to upload i just dont have time

jayguy
Nov 3, 2011, 3:55 PM
Glad to hear the Sahara will not just sit idle. I hope the reno helps pick up that part of the strip.

llamaorama
Nov 4, 2011, 2:34 AM
Awesome

Vegas is starting to have a legit urban center with these ambitious downtown projects, plus the whole tech company cluster thing being driven by the Zappos guy.

pldidio
Nov 4, 2011, 6:32 AM
Donald W. Reynolds Discovery Center building is also turning out great . im glad to see this in the new downtown . its a great learning center for our children ! http://now2wow.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/DCM-sep1-1024x768.jpg

pldidio
Nov 4, 2011, 6:33 AM
http://now2wow.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/DCM-sep4-1024x768.jpg Looking out to symphony park .(http://now2wow.org)

pldidio
Nov 4, 2011, 6:38 AM
http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/klotz/klotz1109/klotz110900039/10592745-las-vegas-nevada--sept-9--construction-nears-completion-on-the-470-million-dollar-smith-center-for-t.jpg

pldidio
Nov 4, 2011, 6:44 AM
Here is a website where you can track the water park construction ..http://waterparkinlasvegas.com/

Krases
Nov 8, 2011, 3:48 AM
LOOKOUT EVERYONE, NOSTALGIA IS ATTACKING!

http://i.imgur.com/Cvcnj.jpg
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/89004900@N00/2198037935/

And yes, I know this is (was) actually just outside of Vegas. Close enough.

pldidio
Nov 14, 2011, 11:17 AM
Downtown Las Vegas
Multi-modal Transportation Project
http://www.rtcsnv.com/mpo/plansstudies/completestreets/images/street1.jpg (http://www.rtcsnv.com/mpo/projects/proposed_LV%20multi-modal%20project/project_application.pdf)
Click Picture

pldidio
Nov 14, 2011, 2:12 PM
http://www.lacsn.org/images/stories/LACSN_OfficeBldg.jpg
This project Just broke ground and should be completed but the third quarter 2012. The building will be located next to the organization’s current offices at 800 S. 8th St. at Charleston Boulevard in Downtown Las Vegas.

ScottG
Nov 14, 2011, 4:56 PM
apparently there is a SECOND water park in the works?

http://vegas4visitors.com/column/index.htm#story01

case_architect
Nov 14, 2011, 5:14 PM
apparently there is a SECOND water park in the works?

http://vegas4visitors.com/column/index.htm#story01

here's another article from last week.

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/nov/11/developers-planning-22-acre-water-park-henderson/

case_architect
Nov 15, 2011, 12:40 AM
info, maps and website released for westside waterpark

also mentioned are plans for a 15 acre expansion

http://splashlv.com/attractions/images/park-illustration.jpg

http://www.splashlv.com/

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/nov/14/summerlin/

pldidio
Nov 15, 2011, 12:31 PM
The convention center project is back underway !


http://www.lvrj.com/business/convention-authority-plans-to-revive-890-million-expansion-133865223.html

pldidio
Nov 15, 2011, 12:37 PM
Here is what the old rendering looks like .
http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/images/LVconvention%20rendering2.jpg
http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/images/LVCC%20Rendering%205.jpg

pldidio
Nov 15, 2011, 12:39 PM
http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/conventioncenter.htm

pldidio
Nov 16, 2011, 3:06 PM
Make way for more redevelopment. ive been very happy with the massive progress downtown !
http://www.vegasinc.com/news/2011/nov/15/downtown-western-casino-closing-after-41-years/

pldidio
Nov 18, 2011, 1:59 PM
Funding for Interstate 11 to connect Las Vegas to Phoenix Approved !http://www.lvrj.com/news/las-vegas-phoenix-interstate-plan-moving-along-134007828.html

pldidio
Nov 19, 2011, 2:32 AM
The desert express moves forwardhttp://www.vegasinc.com/news/2011/nov/18/desertxpress-project-takes-another-step-forward/

pldidio
Nov 19, 2011, 3:44 PM
If anybody could give some feedback that would be cool it seems like there are only like 4 active users left lol

ondarox
Nov 20, 2011, 1:14 AM
If anybody could give some feedback that would be cool it seems like there are only like 4 active users left lol

I'm still here but lurking since I dont have much content to supply the message board.

pldidio
Nov 20, 2011, 1:41 AM
What about thoughts .. i think we are making great progress

Leo the Dog
Nov 20, 2011, 4:29 PM
The desert express moves forwardhttp://www.vegasinc.com/news/2011/nov/18/desertxpress-project-takes-another-step-forward/

Why would anyone take the train from LV to Victorville, CA? or vice versa.

SD_Phil
Nov 20, 2011, 6:43 PM
^Just a thought but I'd imagine it would be easier for people to drive to Victorville and take the train than to drive all the way up to LV.

Still kind of a dumb idea but it isn't absolutely crazy.

pldidio
Nov 21, 2011, 1:37 AM
I personally hate the desert express plan i was in favor for the meglev . Here is that website..http://www.canv-maglev.com/ Anaheim would have been a better ending point also with stations at Ontario victorville and barstow and primm where a future airport may lie . its just a better plan with a guaranteed better ridership plus its faster

patriotizzy
Nov 21, 2011, 9:33 AM
I personally hate the desert express plan i was in favor for the meglev . Here is that website..http://www.canv-maglev.com/ Anaheim would have been a better ending point also with stations at Ontario victorville and barstow and primm where a future airport may lie . its just a better plan with a guaranteed better ridership plus its faster

I think this is just part of the whole project. They might extend the line to Anaheim after they get this part finished. It would only make sense to make it closer to downtown LA.

jayguy
Nov 21, 2011, 4:34 PM
I'm still here.

I'm glad to see progress on both transportation projects. Opening I-11 would be cool, the next big part (in Nevada) is getting through Railroad Pass and around Boulder City.

And as for the train ending in Victorville, I think that's kind of an odd place too, San Bernadino or Anaheim would make more sense, but if they extend it later on, I guess Victorville is at least a good place or now.

Being as I live in LV, I don't know if I would take the train to Victorville, then rent a car into LA, I'd rather drive myself. If it continues on into Anaheim, then maybe. It'd be quicker than driving, for sure.

ScottG
Nov 24, 2011, 6:53 AM
reminds me of the las vegas monorail - how they didnt connect it to the airport or downtown.......and two days ago the news announced a judge rejected the finiancial plan presented to keep the thing running - saying it will prolong the inevitable of running out of $$$ - so basically it looks like the monorail will be shut down - some think maybe harahs or mgm could buy since they could get affected and benefit from the connection (especially harrahs - er correction caesars entertainment)