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Monday, March 19, 2012
For Immediate Release
Communications

Contact: Diana Paul
Telephone: 229-6501

 

Residents Invited To Provide Input On Artwork For F Street Panels
Final Meeting Will Help Move Project To Construction Phase

 

        Plans continue to move forward for the reopening of F Street. For the next step in the process, the public is invited to attend an F Street neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m. at the Doolittle Community Center located at 1950 N. J St., Multipurpose Room C. The meeting is being organized by the city of Las Vegas and the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT).

        At the last F Street meeting, the public provided input on how the content of the interpretive panels should be displayed. Those panels will line the reopened route. Since that meeting, the F Street Team has been working on the artwork that would be displayed on the panels.

        The goal of Wednesday’s neighborhood meeting is to receive more input on the artwork that has been created by the architects for the F Street panels. More than 15 murals have been created based on the community’s feedback.  People, places and things that residents identified as being significant to the area were chosen in a previous design workshop.  Residents will also receive an update on the timeline for the project and the current funding structure.

        Nevada Assembly Bill 304, passed in June 2009, requires the city of Las Vegas and the state of Nevada to cooperate to fund and bring about the approval, design and construction of the project to reopen F Street. The bill calls for the city to use redevelopment funds of up to $2.5 million for the design phase. The bill further spells out that the city leverage its share of the county special 5-cent ad valorem capital project tax to provide up to $20 million in funding to reopen F Street.

        In early 2010, the city and NDOT began a renewed public outreach effort concerning F Street. Since then a series of design workshops have been held to get the community’s input on everything from the overall design to the aesthetic components.

        More information on F Street Connection project is available on the webpage at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/fstreet or visit the Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/FStreetLasVegas.

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