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What is the HUNDRED Plan?

What is the HUNDRED Plan?

The HUNDRED Plan was developed in 2016 as a plan for community-led investment in the Historic Westside. Please Download the HUNDRED Plan. Through a community visioning process, a series of key steps knows as the eight big moves were identified:

  1. Welcome to the Historic Westside - Establish a sense of arrival to the community in order to define the neighborhood as a district. This includes creating a series of gateways and unique Historic Westside signage to establish the boundaries of the neighborhood in the context of the city.
  2. Revitalize Jackson Street - Invest in catalyst projects, revitalize existing buildings and bring neighborhood activity and a local economy back to the street.
  3. Small Steps: Vacant No More - Make the most of opportunities for infill to add new and diverse housing types, parks, plazas, greenhouse and community gardens as well as community facilities and parking,
  4. Establish Washington Live - Develop live music venues, restaurants and other entertainment facilities along Washington Avenue, between D and H streetsin order to create the African American Music Experience. 
  5. Repairing the Edges - Establish much-needed community amenities and housing in mixed-use developments that activate the key corridors surrounding the neighborhood.
  6. Establish Compete & Safe Streets. Ensure all streets in the Historic Westside are designed for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
  7. Reclaim James Gay Park - Reopen and reclaim the park with mixed-use facilities as well as public space and park amenities.
  8. Moulin Rouge Entertainment District - Honor the history of this site with new development that creates a new kind of Moulin Rouge landmark. Residents envision a mixed-use site welcoming housing, entertainment and workforce/education components.

Overview

Overview

The UNLV Design Center and the Historic Westside community partnered to develop the plan. A series of community and stakeholder workshops were organized by UNLV. Through those workshops, a multidisciplinary team of local and international consultants, and UNLV School of Architecture students, were able to listen to the community’s vision and aspirations. This approach helped bring these decision-makers together and generate solutions based on neighborhood feedback. This process also served to ensure that the unique qualities of the Historic Westside are enhanced through the proposed moves. The participants worked together to explore the opportunities and challenges facing the neighborhood. By the conclusion of a charrette, three concept plans were developed and presented to the community with participation from almost 200 community members and stakeholders. 

• Pre-charrette (Feb. 13, 2015)

A diverse group of community stakeholders worked with UNLV students to share their local knowledge and ideas about the neighborhood.

• Design Charrette (March 3-5, 2015)

An intensive three-day workshop attended by community residents and stakeholders. The purpose of the event was to meet and listen to the community’s knowledge and visions for the Westside. The UNLV charrette team consisted of students and faculty from the UNLV School of Architecture, and international and local consultants. Through the charrette, three teams broke off to create alternative plans based on community input, testing and refining them. Most important, the stakeholders became the co-authors of the plan with the design team to ensure support and implementation.

Pastors Alliance Breakfast (March 25, 2015)

A summary of the charrette was presented at this event through the public input session. The message was strong from the participant discussion prior to the presentation that “this community needs jobs,” which is a common theme that came out of the charrette.

Corporate Coffee Workshop (April 22, 2015)

A focus group of business stakeholders worked with UNLV students to share their local knowledge and ideas about the neighborhood.

• Open House Presentation (May 7, 2015)

A preferred plan was presented and feedback was collected on a range of development concepts and options for the private and public realm development within the Westside.

Ward 5 Pastors Meeting (May 12, 2015)

Hosted at UNLV, the purpose of this meeting was a community conversation among a focus group of Ward 5 Pastors regarding the Westside.

HUNDRED Plan In Action

HUNDRED Plan In Action

In December 2019, a group of some 60 Historic Westside stakeholders, city staff and design professionals came together at the Historic Westside School to help advance the first phase of implementation of the plan. At this gathering, they: 

• Focused on immediately implementable projects from The HUNDRED Plan in the areas of identity, economy, housing, and civic investments including a new library, theatre and historical museum; and

• Identified physical locations for these projects, funding needed to support them, partners who could come together in both the physical and programmatic development of the projects, and next steps.

From these meetings the first phase of the HUNDRED Plan in Action was created. It is intended as just the first phase of what will be a multi-phased approach to implementing the community’s vision for the Historic Westside.  The eight big moves identified in the HUNDRED Plan are reflected in the following three investment areas:

·         Jackson Avenue - Reconnecting Community

·         Washington Avenue & D Street - Creating and Celebrating Opportunity

·         Washington Avenue & H Street - Housing Stability

The goal of the first phase of work was to address critical needs (housing, food and jobs) and target investment to catalytic areas where the city had land and/or resources to advance projects quickly. In some cases, the physical location of projects or project concepts shift per feedback from the community or as opportunity emerges through available resources.

Future phases of implementation will continue to build on the vision set forth in the HUNDRED Plan and move towards complete implementation of the community’s vision.

Community Meeting Videos
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