Nov. 13, 2012 

Historic West Las Vegas Walkable Community Plan Meeting Tonight

The city of Las Vegas Department of Planning is hosting the final open house tonight to present the draft Historic West Las Vegas Walkable Community Plan. The plan provides a framework for establishing a safe and accessible network of community assets within a comfortable 10-minute walk. Recommendations include roadway improvements such as sidewalk widening, ADA accessibility, tree-lined sidewalks, crosswalks and bike lanes. Comments from tonight’s meeting will be incorporated into the draft that will then be reviewed by the city of Las Vegas Planning Commission and City Council for adoption. Tonight’s meeting will be held at the Doolittle Community Center on West Lake Mead Boulevard and J Street at 6 pm.

YNAPP Deadline Nov. 15

As a reminder, the deadline for youth to apply for the city's annual Youth Neighborhood Association Partnership Program (YNAPP) is Nov. 15. YNAPP offers grants for up to $1,000 for youth to create and implement neighborhood-based service learning projects of their own design. Youth are the project leaders and work toward ways to make changes in their neighborhoods and throughout the community, based on their ideas and their vision for their neighborhood. Projects may include developing care packages, youth art/mural projects, youth mentoring youth, community gardens and services for the homeless. For more information, visit the city's website.

City Of Las Vegas Starting First Phase Of Project To Add Much-Needed Sidewalks To Older Neighborhoods
Grant-Funded Project Designed To Improve Quality Of Life For Residents

The city of Las Vegas will start work this month on the first of a three-phase project that will construct new sidewalks and other pedestrian improvements in older neighborhoods, including Ward 5.  The goal of the project is to improve the “walkability” and quality of life for residents in West Las Vegas and downtown Las Vegas. 

Many of the properties in these parts of the city have no sidewalks. Typically, sidewalk improvements are the responsibility of property owners. In this case, the city secured a Community Development Block Grant to be able to meet the needs of the residents who had not completed sidewalk improvements.

Completing continuous sidewalks will make these neighborhoods safer and more accessible for pedestrians, particularly disabled residents (such as those using scooters or wheelchairs), improving access to stores, services and public transportation.

The West Las Vegas project area for Phase 1 is bounded by Owens Avenue, H Street and I-15. For more information on this project, visit the city's website.

City Council Meeting Information
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no City Council meeting Nov. 21. The next City Council meeting will take place Dec. 5. 


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