Westside School Rehabilitation Project
The city of Las Vegas is rehabilitating the Historic Westside School, making it functional for modern uses while preserving the important architectural features that identify it as a historic school building. The project is not a “restoration,” which would involve returning the entire interior and exterior appearance to a particular date and time, as this would reduce the buildings’ ability to function as a flexible community resource. Project completion date is August 2016.
F Street Reopened
F Street reopened Dec. 11, 2014, under Interstate-15, connecting the historic Westside with downtown Las Vegas. The $13.6 million project was a joint effort between the city of Las Vegas and the Nevada Department of Transportation, reestablishing a vital social, cultural and economic link for local businesses, residents and visitors.
Coffee With The Councilman
Looking to chat with Councilman Barlow in a casual setting? Then join him at his monthly Coffee with the Councilman event. On the first Thursday of each month, the councilman meets with residents at the Starbucks, located at 751 N. Rancho Drive. Please check the Ward 5 events page to verify the time of the event as it varies from month to month.
Families are invited to visit Lorenzi Park. Amenities in the 60-acre park include a splash pad, children’s play areas, tennis courts, baseball fields, basketball courts, picnic and shade structures, and a new band shell on an island in the middle of one of the park’s twin lakes. The much-loved rose garden and gazebo are still in the park’s northwest corner, and historic markers throughout the park now tell the property’s history.
The Pirate Fest will return to Lorenzi Park April 10-12, 2015. Go to http://www.piratefestlv.com/ for details.