The alternatives were developed by RTKL, a leading global architecture and urban design firm, whose representatives, along with a team of local and national experts, are working to update a plan to better facilitate the physical, social and economic development of downtown Las Vegas over the next 20 years.
Beginning last fall, RTKL conducted more than 100 stakeholder interviews, held public outreach meetings in January, May and October, conducted additional stakeholder interviews in October and met with numerous community and city leaders over the last several months. The goal of this outreach is to better understand the current downtown landscape and gather feedback and public input on the challenges and opportunities for downtown from the perspective of those who live and work in the area.
According to Tom Perrigo, director of Planning, city of Las Vegas, the revitalization of downtown Las Vegas in recent years has been nothing short of remarkable, but there is still much work to do to ensure the area reaches its full potential. “We continue to solicit public and stakeholder input on this very important initiative to ensure at the end of the process, we have a plan that our community understands, owns and embraces. It’s a tall order to develop a master plan for the next two decades. That’s why we need everyone’s ideas to ensure we are on track and to ultimately create a plan that reflects the collaborative nature of this process.”
The Downtown Master Plan is one of several initiatives that are part of a city-wide master planning effort, “City By Design” that is creating a strategic vision for the city’s future.