The city of Las Vegas is asking for feedback as work continues to update the Downtown Centennial Plan in order to make it more flexible and to encourage development based on emerging patterns of downtown Las Vegas.
The new plan is being designed to be more contextually based in order to focus on neighborhood-centric development patterns that reflect and complement their surroundings. This “form-based” code will rely heavily on the use of visual examples such as illustrations and photographs with supporting text to explain development regulations.
The city of Las Vegas welcomes input from residents and business owners in setting the planning foundation for the future of downtown, and an informational open house is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the NOW Café, located on the Second Floor of Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Free parking with validation is available at the City Hall Garage, 500 S. Main St.
In addition, the city will be asking a series of questions to help city planners get a better idea of how downtown should develop on www.YourVoiceVegas.com. Launched in December 2012, YourVoiceVegas is an online website forum that allows residents to interact with city leaders 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Sign-up is easy allowing for registration on the site itself or via an existing Facebook account. Once registered, users can submit original ideas, refine ideas that the city might put forth, second a neighbor’s idea or participate in a survey or poll.
As an incentive, those who participate will accrue points based on their level of participation and be eligible for a number of rewards. Some of the rewards include free tickets to The Mob Museum as well as passes for the city’s fitness centers.
To learn more about the update of the Downtown Centennial Plan, visit http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/downtown.
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