After reading Las Vegas’ Downtown draft Master Plan, one gets the sense of the future.

The Downtown 2035 is still in a draft stage. However, the plan features a number of characteristics of downtown redevelopment to be admired.

The plan highlights lifestyle hubs that are mixed-use, multi-family infrastructure easily connected to transportation with nearby food retail.

The anticipated build-out for the Downtown is 5 Million residential sq. ft. across 5,000 units, 1.3 sq. ft. of retail, 2.7 Million sq. ft. of office and 1 Million sq. ft. of civic and institutional space.

UNLV anchors its medical school in the district and there will be robotics, performing arts, creative, and tech incubators nearby.

Community Benefits Summary

Section 3 identifies the social and economic benefits of the plan including an increase in bicycle mobility and walkability, 16,000 permanent jobs for the district, and 2,500 units of affordable housing. The plan seeks 50% green energy and 75% waste diverted from landfills.

Additionally, the plan proposes new bike networks, urban trails, and tree canopies.

Section 4 explores how land use and zoning policy will drive the underlying community character and principles of development.

Section 5 looks at sustainability and resiliency. The plan includes eight points outlining sustainability policy. Sustainability policy includes moving toward resource independence, extending Smart infrastructure, and investing in alternative energy sources.

Sustainability zones are identified that range from net zero energy zones to net zero waste zones to low-carbon zones.

Section 7-8 looks at core and peripheral districts within the Downtown going block-by-block to explore the allocation of infrastructure and district character.

Finally, section 10 explores implementation across capital expenditures and investment strategies. Section 10 is still in development.

What Makes Vision LV Great?

Vision LV encompasses the full scope of what a 21st downtown can become across new technology sectors, environmental sustainability, and how transportation is integrated into each district.

The concept of lifestyle hubs pulls each district together into a cohesive and livable community. Entertainment is considered in coordination with access to food.