Design Unveiled for Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has unveiled design drawings of the new look of the Convention Center once the expansion is complete. Geotechnical & Environmental Services has begun drilling for footing locations as part of the expansion phase which will cost $860 million and add 1.4 million square feet to the current facility. The expansion is slated for completion in 2021.
Nevada Home Prices Rise
According to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR), the median price for existing single-family homes sold in Southern Nevada in March was $280,000, 15.7 percent higher than the same month in 2017. In the Reno-Sparks area, the median price of a home rose 17 percent to $368,700 and homes in Carson Valley rose 14 percent to $400,000. Finally, in the Lake Tahoe area, the median price of a home rose 25 percent to $665,000. Data was collected through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
Las Vegas Receives Awards for Smart City Projects
The city of Las Vegas received two awards from the annual Smart 50 Awards, both in the mobility category. The city’s Innovation District was honored for smarter streets with video analytics as well as having the nation’s first self-driving shuttle pilot in a public right-of-way. The awards recognize 50 global smart cities projects in categories including governance, mobility, energy, citizen life and networks.