The Las Vegas City Council has selected a developer to build the latest master planned community in Las Vegas. The new development, built on federal land in the northwestern corner of Las Vegas was approved at the city council meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 21.
The new master planned community will be located just north of Floyd Lamb Park near the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument and Paiute Reservation. It’s expected to have a subdivision specifically for off-base housing for Creech and Nellis Air Force Base personnel, city officials say.
“This is an opportunity for us to help them solve a very important housing need that they have,” said Tom Perrigo, the city’s executive director of Community Development, earlier this month.
A new master planned development is coming to the far northwest at the Upper Las Vegas Wash. The developers who created Skye Canyon and Southern Highlands will be working with the #lvcouncil to bring the development to life over the next few years. pic.twitter.com/9ZwYfQvNDa— City of Las Vegas (@CityOfLasVegas) August 25, 2019
“If there is one thing that every airman needs, it’s a safe community, a community designed for military members in northwest Las Vegas,” said Air Force Col. Brian Snyder, who leads operations at Creech Air Force Base. “This will significantly benefit the lives of thousands of airmen and their families.”
Perrigo said the city vows to be environmentally conscious with the development and will ensure it is sensitive and protective of the Paiute community, native plant species, habitats and the paleontological resources in the Upper Las Vegas Wash..
The 1,092 acres development will be planned by Olympia Companies, the same developer who designed Skye Canyon and Southern Highlands.