On April 7, The city of Las Vegas released a guidebook to help downtown business owners improve their alleys.
According to a press release from the City of Las Vegas, there are approximately 223 alleys within the Downtown area, which equates to about 36.7 acres. The guidebook aims to help business owners utilize this space to create iconic, active, clean, functional and safe areas for potential customers.
The guidebook suggests that businesses could use empty alleyways to create secondary pedestrian routes, offer additional areas for outside dining, create art installations and allow for secondary entrances into adjoining businesses. The book also examines the benefits for improved alleyways, discusses successful design components of alley improvements, and identifies possible partner contributions.
Standards for "pop-up" alleyways were also developed based on the success of a temporary alleyway activation installation held at the beginning of May 2015 near Fremont and Fourth streets. The pop-up alley allows a business to temporarily use the alleyway, usually for a specified period of time on specified days.
The guidebook is available here.