2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 10:21:29 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] "A Second Center City for Las Vegas," Nevada
Up With the New: A Second Center City for Las Vegas

New York Times
April 23, 2008

LAS VEGAS - As other cities look to replace their blighted downtowns 
with new development, Las Vegas, known for its extravagant facsimiles of 
European and American landmarks, has come up with an unusual approach: 
Build another downtown, right next to the decaying one.

On Thursday, the city will formally inaugurate a new urban core on a 
61-acre, undeveloped parcel of land - a project that some experts say is 
unprecedented in city planning. Called Union Park, its supporters hope 
it will revive the historic downtown just to the east, where the 
region’s courthouses, government offices and oldest casinos are clustered.


Construction on the rippled Gehry building and utility lines is under 
way on this former brownfield, once a chemical dumping ground for the 
Union Pacific Railroad.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
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