Opportunity Village announced plans to move forward with a fourth location that will serve as its North Campus.
The new location was made possible by a transfer of 17 acres from the city of Las Vegas.
That land agreement was approved by the Bureau of Land Management since the land was initially made available to the city by the federal government.
Due to Opportunity Village’s status as a not-for-profit organization, Opportunity Village secured the land at 50 percent of the appraised land value.
The North Campus will be modeled after the Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus, to include the Pride and Enable programs, an Employment Resource Center, a fine and performing arts program and a life-learning park. Opportunity Village is expecting to break ground at the new campus location in the Fall of 2017.
Initially the city had plans to build a park and water treatment plant on the site. The treatment plant was going to provide recycled water to golf courses in the area, but over the years no golf course facilities were ever built.
So the city stepped aside, and allowed the parcel to be transferred to Opportunity Village.
Currently, Opportunity Village has hundreds of individuals in need of the organization’s services. This fourth, permanent, campus will help address the mounting demand for services and meet the future needs of the community.