LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — We're getting a better idea of what the future may look like surrounding Allegiant Stadium. Clark County Commissioners approved a plan that aims to transform the industrial area into a pedestrian-friendly, multi-use entertainment district.
The Stadium District is an area that is 1.25 square mile around Allegiant Stadium.
The plan would make the Stadium District a spot where visitors want to come year-round for community events and entertainment. Picture food truck events, outdoor music festivals, fitness gatherings and more happening in the district.
The plan would aim to make the district walkable by re-developing the current grid pattern to mirror places like Manhattan, Portland, or San Francisco. That means smaller blocks and fewer dead ends.
Developers would also add pedestrian pathways that create relaxing or interesting spaces. It considers things like public art installations, a community garden, or pop-up outdoor dining.
The district would also need to be more accessible for bicyclists and add more public transportation options, which may include the Vegas Loop.
Right now, the Stadium District is industrial zoning, but the planned land use has already been updated to accommodate the transition to commercial tourist use.
There is no set timeline and this plan is just a blueprint for now. There will still be several hoops to jump through before developers can make this dream a reality.