Future Development of Las Vegas

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By the year 2016, there will be some large changes on the Las Vegas Boulevard (The Strip). These changes affect almost all visitors to the city, as well as residents. All information is accurate as of July 2013. Any changes, additions, removals or general information will be maintained at the time of approval.

Outside Development - South Strip

Currently, outside the Monte Carlo and the New York New York, the sidewalk is being converted to reflect a more friendly atmosphere. There are to be benches, a (makeshift) park, food vendors and entertainers. Work is due to be completed by October 2013.
This is a radical change for Las Vegas, and is contrary to the myths that all Resorts want to keep you inside Gambling. It will be a welcome change to the Southern section of the strip.

SLS Hotel & Casino

Where the Sahara used to stand at the North end of the strip closed down in 2010. The buildings were soon bought out, and the SLS project began. Since the closure of the hotel, the North end of the strip has suffered due to there not being much in the way of tourism. SLS Hotel & Casino is due to open by the end of 2014, and will bring a bit more attention to the North. The Stratosphere, which is the northern-most hotel on the strip will not have a little more attraction.

Genting Asian-Themed Resort

The site of the abandoned Echelon Project site has been bought by Genting, a Malaysian company who have been looking to get into Las Vegas for many years. The structure of the Echelon was starting to be built when the owners filed for Bankruptcy, and the building has been left standing ever since. Genting intend to build a massive resort based around Asian traditions.
The project is to last several years, but the first wing is to be completed by 2016.

Fontaine Bleu Demolition

The Fontaine Bleu has stood as an eyesore for several years, due to the owners going bankrupt. It would cost more to tear it down than to complete the project. As the years have gone by, the structure has deteriorated and rusted, and is now beyond repair. As of 2013, plans to demolish the building are in place and are due to be executed in early 2014. This will then leave the ground clear for a new project, which several investors are keen to get into.

Circus Circus Renovation

Circus Circus is one of the longest standing resorts on the strip, and is unfortunately showing its age. The general wear and tear limit has been reached and it can't sustain the usual operations. It has been decided that in January 2014, one half of the resort will close for 8 weeks to renovate. After these 8 weeksit will re-open and the other half will close. This half will also be closed for 8 weeks to be renovated. The renovation is due to be completed by mid-April.

Harmon Deconstruction

The Harmon has stood next to the City Center for a few years now, and has never been used. This is due to structural complications during the development. The court case has been back and forth for a while, but the decision has finally been made to take down the building piece by piece, as it poses a risk to the public. Deconstruction will commence in February 2014 and will last approximately 2 months.

Giant Ferris Wheel

The construction of the Giant Ferris Wheel has been in jeopardy for a while now, but is still expected to be completed. Due to material shortages, and complications, it has set the project back several months. It is due for completion in early 2015.


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