Public amenities and infrastructure improvements are an integral part of
redevelopment strategies. By improving quality of life for existing residents
and removing barriers to investment found in redevelopment areas, these
improvements can inspire community pride, attract new residents, demonstrate the
public sector's commitment to the area's revitalization and position them to be
more competitive in the marketplace. Improvements may include utility capacity
upgrades to bring power to an area that has reached capacity and can't
accommodate new growth without upgrades, or improvements to our oldest parks and
schools in order to remove blight and attract a competitive workforce.
- North Water Street Improvements: Located in the heart of Downtown
Henderson, Water Street is the backbone of the downtown core and sets the
stage for events and all activity in the area. This project includes
increasing utility capacity to the Downtown area, shifting North Water
Street to the west, removing existing landscaping, creating new frontage
road, new landscaping, and a signalized intersection.
- Water Street Phase III: Located
along Water Street, between Pacific Avenue and Lake Mead Drive, this project
will extend the improvements already implemented on the southern end of
Water Street including widened sidewalks, enhanced landscaping, new light
fixtures, and street side seating for pedestrians.
- Lake Mead and Water Street Utility Upgrades: Providing adequate utility
capacity to the Downtown Redevelopment Area is critical to the area's future
as a vibrant, active district with a variety of land uses and densities.
This project will increase the utility capacity downtown to allow for
future large scale, mixed-use development.
- Site A: Located at the southwest
corner of Victory Road and Water Street, the utilities are currently being
relocated off the site to allow for a larger developable area.
- Wells Park Improvements: This
project includes extensive improvements to Wells Park, one of the City's
oldest parks located in the Pittman neighborhood. Improvements will include:
enhanced landscaping, new amenities such as climbing structures, fitness
circle and 'outdoor gym', a tot lot, splash pad, and new seating areas and
shade structures throughout the park.
- Basic High School: Just
bordering the Eastside Redevelopment Area, Basic High School is one of the
City's most important centers of community pride. The Redevelopment Agency
funded improvements to the school to enhance school pride and improve the
overall learning environment for students who live in the Eastside and
Downtown areas, including: new outdoor seating structures to accommodate
lunch periods, fresh paint, and improvements to the school
- Basic High School School Based
Health Center: The Basic High School/Nevada State College School
Based Health Center provides free primary health care for all students
attending Basic and other neighboring Henderson public schools. The health
center offers a wide range of services including first aid, immunizations,
physicals, treatment of illnesses and asthma and diabetes support. The
Redevelopment Agency has provided assistance to the Health Center on a
decreasing basis over a five-year period, which has given the program the
opportunity to stabilize and attract additional support from the community.
- CT Sewell Elementary School:
Located in the Eastside Redevelopment Area, CT Sewell just celebrated its
50th Anniversary in 2009. The Redevelopment Agency funded improvements
for school beautification and items to increase student literacy in the
areas of computer technology and science.
- Intersection of Center Street,
Major Avenue, and Burkholder Boulevard: This Public Works project was
initiated to improve traffic flow in the area surrounding this intersection.
Improvements include additional traffic lanes, turn lanes, striping and
signage, and a new traffic signal. The timing of the improvements was
planned to coincide with additional improvements planned by the Parks and
Recreation Department and the Department of Utility Services.
For more information on any of
these projects, please call 702-267-1515.