Change-is-a-Comin’: Downtown Has Big Expansion Plans for 2016

Big plans are underway as part of a continuation to revitalize the Downtown Las Vegas area. Housing construction, new restaurants and more grace the horizon of 2016.

For starters, a real estate acquisition and development company has agreed to partner with a Downtown Project affiliate called 901 Fremont LLC. Together, they will build a multifamily housing project on the one acre property of Ninth and Fremont Street.

A statement released details of a five story building with 231 units and 15,000 square feet of retail space. This project will stay close to the Fremont East crowd, only a block away from The Container Park and a short walk to hotels near the Fremont Street Experience. Construction begins in the next 30 days.

DSC00397 ScaledWhile details like the cost and completion date weren’t mentioned, this bodes well for expanding the retail foot traffic of Fremont East. A multi-use building for housing and shopping is a welcome addition to get tourists and locals to explore downtown’s growing charms.

The Arts District is also redeveloping a former furniture store. Eateries, shops and more will be housed in the 11,000 square foot space on Main Street and California Avenue. “We’re trying to really go get the Arts District out there and the exposure it needs,” said Paul Murad, president of Metroplex Group who will lease spaces and manage the property. The redevelopment will create new jobs for Downtown Las Vegas.

Finally, an old garage in downtown will become the home of the Atomic Kitchen restaurant. Set to be an “Old Vegas” themed tavern of the 1940s, Atomic Kitchen will serve American food and Vegas named cocktails.

With other shops opening like Chow restaurant, The Writer’s Block and 11th Street Records, downtown has evolved. CatDSC00398 Scaledhy Brooks, owner of The Hydrant Club dog park has said of the efforts to revitalize downtown: “You wouldn’t have been caught dead on this corner unless there was some sort of illicit activity in which you were engaged. We have fundamentally changed the landscape here and that movement, the sound of those boots marching forward, it is continuing to go that direction,” said Brooks.

Five years ago, Downtown Las Vegas was sorely lacking in businesses and foot traffic. The economy of the area was grim. We at Oasis at Gold Spike can’t wait to see what this year holds for Downtown Las Vegas and beyond. The resilience of Las Vegans to take back their city will surely pave the way to bring more tourists to downtown.

Be part of the journey and visit Downtown Las Vegas with a stay at Oasis at Gold Spike, a revitalized hotel near Fremont Street. At the end of the night, return to your one-of-a-kind room and sleep well, knowing you’re supporting a hotel near Fremont Street with humble beginnings. Check out our rooms and rates now.

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