Phil mentioned we haven't had an Open Topic Discussion in a while, so with Hunter's permission, let me start with my cynical comments on Project Linq which will be on the Clark County Zoning Commission agenda on Augst 3:
- 64 acres of Strip/near Strip land is being turned into a carnival midway, complete with Ferris wheel.
- 30% total reduction in parking spaces at Harrah's, Flamingo, IP, etc. This will put pressure on Wynn's and LVS's parking spaces.
-The following list of property uses is enough for me to call it a mess:
Alcohol sales, liquor (packaged only)
Alcohol sales, beer and wine sales
Mobile food cart/booth vendors
Outdoor live entertainment
Convention facilities/exposition halls
Motion picture production/studio
The recession has already changed the character of the Strip. Note the increase in violent crime, costumed characters and homeless begging for money especially on pedestrian overpasses. It's raised enough concern that the Clark County Commission will discuss how to address the problems. This kind of development will change the Strip forever, and I'm not sure it will be a good investment for Caesars Entertainment.