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Public meeting to discuss changes to Third St.

Posted at 11:13 PM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 02:13:35-04

The city of Las Vegas will hold an open house public meeting to present three possible changes to Third Street downtown between Charleston Boulevard and Bonneville Avenue.

The meeting will be held Thursday, June 16, in the Mayor’s Gallery at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., 5 to 7:30 p.m., to present three options for changes.

Public review and comment is requested. The options also will be available for review in the school’s Frank Wright Memorial Courtyard Saturday, June 18, 4 to 6 p.m.

Each proposed design concept would change Third Street by reducing motorized vehicle travel to one lane in each direction and widening pedestrian corridors and open space. The city of Las Vegas already owns the land involved; it is not anticipated that any additional private land will be required for the project.
This project is a streetscape modification to include more landscaping, altered travel corridor alignments, and possibly public art installments. The company, Design Workshop, is the conceptual designer. Funding is still to be determined. Stakeholder and public comment on the conceptual design layout and elements are needed before a budget can be prepared.