LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — What now sits as an empty patch of dirt near the 215 and Losee in North Las Vegas could soon be the home of an innovative housing development.
City council members unanimously voted to rezone more than 85 acres near Deer Springs and Losee to make way for over a thousand new homes.
The district’s developer, Touchstone Living, says the area would include a mix of single family homes, duplexes, fourplexes and even sixplexes.
Folks who already live in the area tell us this part of the Las Vegas valley is on the come up.
“Since I moved here some of this stuff wasn’t even here when I got here so I've watched the neighborhood grow,” says Shamilya Mitchell.
“More people are going to move here, jobs are going to be created and so you have to have a place to house the people.”
This spot isn’t just to serve as a place to live, but the property will also be close to a 200 acre “job creation zone” near the VA Medical Center with facilities catered toward medical research and health care.
“It’s not like it’s going to add any more crime, just more people are moving to Las Vegas from California and North Las Vegas is booming,” says Ashley Kelley.
The developer will be able to officially break ground once they obtain permits.
The project is expected to take between 3 to 5 years to finish.