Downtown Las Vegas
Downtown Las Vegas is the city’s central business district and was once its core gaming district too, prior to the development of The Strip. And, as part of a revitalization effort, Downtown is soon to be home to Symphony Park, one of the largest urban redevelopments in the country.
Currently being developed by the City of Las Vegas, this 61-acre mixed-use urban community will be located in the heart of Downtown. This new community is home to some of Las Vegas’ largest economic, cultural, and civic projects, including a park of the same name, Symphony Park, the two-acre open space core. The $6 billion project is also a green development, with all buildings expected to follow LEED construction guidelines.
The master plan for Symphony Park identifies four distinct districts, organized in a series of small urban blocks with pedestrian-friendly accessibility and featuring street-facing retail and restaurants throughout the community. The four districts are: the Civic District (includes The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and the park), the Specialty District (plans for a wide range of hospitality, specialty retail, a hotel-casino), the Residential District (true urban neighborhoods with a mix of high-rise, town homes, live/work condominiums and mid- and low-rise residences) and the Medical Office District.
Symphony Park Will Feature:
- 3,100 residential units
- The Charlie Palmer, a 400+ room boutique, non-gaming condo-hotel
- Forest City, a 1000-room casino-hotel
- The Lou Ruvo Brain Institute, designed by Frank Gehry clevelandclinic.org
- The Smith Center for the Performing Arts thesmithcenter.com
- 2,200,000 sq ft of Class A office space
- 469,000 sq ft of ground-floor retail space
- 15,800 parking spaces contained within vertical structures
- New city hall
- 57-story World Jewelry Center, featuring jewelry trade shows from around the world
- Discovery Children’s Museum
Other Downtown Features:
The Fremont Street Experience
A canopied-street of the Downtown area where casinos have been connected to the street and to each other in a unique visual manner. With more than 2 million lights and a state-of-the-art sound system, the Fremont Street Experience brings nightly shows through the world’s largest audio-video system. The $70 million attraction features the ultimate in multi-sensory entertainment. It also brings a variety of exciting special events, cuisine, special entertainment and live concerts throughout the year. vegasexperience.com
Fremont East District
Offers an eclectic mixture of bars, clubs and cafes along Fremont Street from Las Vegas Boulevard to Eighth Street. With a $5.5 million streetscape makeover, this new entertainment district now features the Downtown Cocktail Room, the Beauty Bar, Don’t Tell Mama, the Griffin and more.
There are 15 casinos Downtown, including Las Vegas Club, Plaza, Golden Nugget, Four Queens, Fitzgeralds, Binion’s & Golden Gate.
World Market Center
A 5,000,000 square-foot showcase for the interior design, home and hospitality contract furnishings industry. Three buildings of this iconic project have been completed. lasvegasmarket.com
18b Arts District
An eclectic mix of galleries, one-of-a-kind stores and restaurants just a short walk or bus ride from Fremont Street. Known as “18b,” the Las Vegas Arts District is located immediately south of Downtown and is a classic urban mix of residential, commercial and cultural uses that will continue to grow as the hub of the arts scene in Las Vegas.
On the first Friday of each month, an arts and cultural event is held in the district. First Fridays draws up to 10,000 visitors into the neighborhood. The event is a festive environment with food and beverage vendors, music, visual performances and artists displaying their works. firstfridaylasvegas.com
Las Vegas Premium Outlets
Located south of Symphony Park between Grand Central Parkway and Interstate 15, the highly successful outlet encompasses more than 150 leading fashion and retail brands. premiumoutlets.com