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From the agenda of Clark County planners, we have some insight into future projects. Here goes:

City Center - Not much, just a slight increase in the height of the towers from 543 feet to 580 feet. The FAA signed off and MGM is stating that they need the space for stuff like elevators and if residents want to put stuff on the roof (I assume satellite dishes, etc...). Also, the retail component is being increased from 650,000 square feet to 666,870 square feet. One interesting note is that Bellagio's holding company, Bellagio LLC, is the applicant - surely they have new holding companies for City Center - I would assume at least one per development for legal and financial reasons.

Wynn Las Vegas - Again, nothing major. They want to build a walkway from their Sands Ave. parking to the back of house area of the hotel, just for employees. The walkway does intersect with the monorail and the request states they will install a 'protective roof plate' to prevent falling debris hitting anyone. Ha.

Fontainebleau - Some details on the project, which is in review. The tower will be 735 feet high with 2,880 hotel rooms and 1,020 condos with kitchens. The tower sites on a low-rise podium with heights that vary from 81 feet (LVB side) to 175 feet on the convention center side on the back. Other than that, the details are few. They do have a batch plant on site at this time.

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April 12, 2007 10:46 AM Posted by mike_ch

Huh? They're building a bridge over Sands Ave? Did I read it wrong?

April 12, 2007 11:23 AM Posted by Hunter

Yeah, over Sands, near where the monorail track crosses. That's the plan.

April 17, 2007 5:35 AM Posted by detroit1051

Australia comes to the Strip. PBL (James Packer)is buying 20% of Fontainebleau Resorts for $250 Million.

I received a six page advertising magazine from Turnberry Towers yesterday. Turnberry, a Florida developer, was one of the first to build high rise condos near the Strip. The first of Turnberry Towers' two 43-story towers will be ready for occupancy this June and the second tower next year. The advertising magazine touts the location on the North Strip which is being "reinvented." Turnberry's Fontainebleau Place, Towers, Echelon Place and Wynn Encore all add to the new north Strip.
The ad says the 2008 tower is more than 60% sold.

April 17, 2007 7:22 AM Posted by detroit1051

McKee is already on the case. LOL.

April 23, 2007 6:52 PM Posted by Hunter

Fontainebleau's site plan was recently posted on the Interweb:

May 10, 2007 3:03 PM Posted by detroit1051

Trump Tower doesn't warrant its own topic, so I'll comment here. Trump won't be happy with the recommendation that his floor numbering scheme be denied. I bet it will be approved:

Unrelated, MGM Grand finally wants to replace that semi-permanent tent between the parking structure and the conference center with a permanent building:

May 10, 2007 3:07 PM Posted by Hunter

Heh, I have a front page story almost ready to post with both of those links. You beat me to it!

June 7, 2008 8:19 AM Posted by Tom R

has anyone heard anything about ground
breaking for City Center II
(Circus Circus to Sahara Ave to the Strip

June 8, 2008 4:40 PM Posted by Brian Fey

I wouldn't look for the MGM project next to Circus Circus to start anytime soon. Not until the financial markets settle down, and we get some kind of stabilaziation of the gas/oil prices. I am actually starting to get very concerned about Vegas myself. If nobody can find a flight, and nobody wants to drive in from LA, with the high fuel cost, Vegas may have a very hard time filling up all these new rooms. I think the most highend places will actually fair the best, its the more moderate places that will be in trouble.