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Fremont Street video canopy getting $32 million upgrade

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Julie Jacobson/ AP In this March 22, 2012, photo, travelers enjoy the canopy light show at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas.

Monday, Aug. 13, 2018|11:52 a.m.

. A $ 32 million upgrade of the Fremont Street Experience will make one of downtown Las Vegas’ biggest attractions brighter than ever.

The upgrade will make the Viva Vision video canopy 7 times brighter and permit the LED display screen to operate 24 hours a day.

Covering 4 blocks, the electronic canopy is one of the largest video screens worldwide. It consists of 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt, concert-quality stereo.

The project is a partnership in between the Fremont Street Experience, the city of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Conventions and Visitors Authority. It will start in February and is arranged for conclusion before New Year’s Eve 2019.

” With Fremont Street Experience bring in more than 23 million visitors a year, we’re truly eagerly anticipating seeing the brand-new energy this gives downtown Las Vegas and the positive impact it will have on the entire community,” stated Patrick Hughes, president and ceo of the Fremont Street Experience.

The canopy will also be integrating brand-new digital content and interactive aspects, such as The Key, an app that will enable visitors to post personalized messages on the screen and elect the next song or video to be played.

Bring Colfax Forward: Modification Coming to '' Denver ' s Main Street '.

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On a hot summer season day, it’s easy to find Denver residents at Nuggs Ice Cream, a prospering scoop store opened by Denver entrepreneur Chris O’Sullivan 5 years ago on Colfax Avenue and Fairfax Street in the center of the city.

Sometimes, Nuggs trades customers with Marczyk’s Fine Foods, a local Denver grocer understood for holding cookouts in its parking lot that has a place simply throughout street. The summer synergy between burgers hot off the grill and ice cream cones causes a great deal of consumers who want to go back and forth.

The street doubles as Highway 40, and the juncture with Fairfax is among its largest points, with two additional broad lanes in each direction, plus a turn lane– and wide streets embolden motorists to go quickly.

It can be “sort of like Frogger,” O’Sullivan stated.

That’s why O’Sullivan supports a set of strategies that promise to increase walkability and calm traffic on Colfax as part of a bigger revitalization effort that could benefit shoppers and companies alike.

Officials from 4 different business enhancement districts have actually banded together to form an entity called the Colfax Collaborative with strategies to make sure the storied road, sometimes described as Denver’s Main Street, continues to draw attention for many years to come.

By implementing transit and roadway upgrades, improving safety and signage and promoting financial advancement, Colfax advocates plan to make the street more pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly, bring more services and shoppers to the location and improve the total atmosphere of the street.

Lots of businesses on the street are family-owned and “keep the spirit of Colfax alive,” as O’Sullivan points out. So protecting the quintessential quirkiness on the street that has been name-dropped in popular culture ranging from tv’s “South Park” to Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” is likewise primary on the minds of Colfax’s champs.

They’re not aiming to turn the street into a densified domestic mecca or Denver’s next retail corridor. Instead, the plan is to make the street a much better variation of its current self.

Bus-Rapid Transit

The most expected modification concerning Colfax is a major bus-rapid transit task, which would begin roughly where Colfax intersects with Broadway and run east into Aurora. The $110 million task is slated to convert the center two lanes of Colfax into devoted bus lanes with stops every half-mile, inning accordance with Hilarie Portell, executive director of the Colfax Mayfair Service Improvement District, the eastern-most Colfax QUOTE in Denver.

About half of the estimated needed financing was secured in a 2017 vote, in which Denver locals approved of $75 million in general obligation bond funding for Colfax enhancements. Of that, $55 million is earmarked to transit enhancements.

Officials prepare to request the staying funds from state and federal governments, Portell stated. Designs and application strategies are underway now, with building and construction approximated to start in 2020. Once construction starts, it needs to take roughly a year to finish.

The addition of devoted bus lanes is a long-sought change for one of the city’s busiest transit corridors. Called “Colfax Passage Links,” the task aims to more than double the variety of bus riders traveling the offered stretch of road, from 22,000 in 2017 to 35,000 in 2035.

While motorists will likely miss out on the lane of cars and truck traffic in either instructions, Portell hopes that whittling the space that automobiles have will produce a more peaceful street where pedestrians feel safer crossing and can linger more– making them more likely to invest cash at the different companies on Colfax.

Also, on the west end of Colfax, from Federal to Sheridan Boulevards, the West Colfax Company Improvement District, which is left out of the bus quick transit strategy by virtue of its location, is preparing its own upgrades targeted at making things more pedestrian-friendly.

The Colfax and Federal interchange is a cloverleaf, merging 2 various arterial roads together and making crossings tough, said Dan Shah, director at the West Colfax BID.

Shah’s company is busy developing a brand-new setup for the interchange that would allow pedestrians to move more safely through the location, as part of its “Over the Colfax Clover” job. The group is still finalizing styles and funding sources, however hopes to have dedications from developers by early 2020.

Colfax Peculiarity

Improving security on Colfax, however, has to do with more than simply slowing down cars. Districts up and down the street are working on including lighting and wayfinding indications and working together with the Denver Cops Department.

They’re working on lightening up the overall environment of the street, including landscaping and art setups.

However all of these advancements come at a time when Denver’s earliest neighborhoods, some of which border east Colfax, are changing rapidly as the city grows. Many have actually decried gentrification and commercialization as wealthy investors sweep through, scraping some properties to construct new in many cases and redeveloping old residential or commercial properties into costly retail or multifamily projects in others.

On Colfax, individuals like Portell are aiming to prevent a repeat of this refrain.

“We have to preserve the quirkiness on Colfax,” she said. The majority of the parcels in her district, which extends from Monaco Boulevard west to Eudora Street, are small, shallow and zoned for no greater than 5 stories of development. Most of them only enable three stories.

And although the Colfax Mayfair QUOTE has actually gotten involved in the financial advancement game– assisting attract 8 new businesses in the last few years– it has no strategies to require a complete makeover of “Denver’s Main Street.”

“Our plan is not to redevelop from end to end,” she said.

Her company wants to keep in close contact with entrepreneur about what kind of leas they can manage and how they feel about the modifications concerning their neighborhood.

She’s not trying to find mega-development, but rather mid-sized companies that understand the Denver market to construct medium-sized jobs of differing types that will fit the varied population for which Colfax is understood.

To the west, Shah remains in the midst of a currently fast-changing area. Denver’s Sloan Lake sits just 2 blocks north of Colfax in his district. The lake and the nearby redevelopment of a former St. Anthony’s Healthcare facility campus into a mixed-use domestic and retail destination has actually brought in new advancement of all kinds, including some high-priced homes.

He, too, hopes that his company can keep the old community in mind as changes come to the location. He points to his West Colfax QUOTE’s partnership with Del Norte Area Development Corp., a nonprofit established in 1978 to address low-income real estate needs in north Denver.

Del Norte now partners on labor force real estate tasks throughout the city, consisting of Avondale Apartments, an 80-unit project completed in 2014 that also houses the workplaces of both Del Norte and West Colfax QUOTE.

“Historically we anticipated that his type of change would take place,” Shah stated. “Perhaps not this quick, however we definitely worked to include cost effective real estate into the area prior to the marketplace warmed up.”

As his company continues to implement its plans, Shah hopes that it can also include more options for income-restricted real estate and enhance infrastructure in manner ins which will benefit individuals a varied array of individuals well into the future.

Make over, new structures, brand-new businesses concerning Water Street

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Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018|2 a.m.

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Courtesy Among the brand-new entrances prepared for the “Water Street District” in downtown Henderson.

Courtesy Among the new gateways prepared for the” Water Street District

” in downtown Henderson. Downtown Henderson is slowly starting to have a different look and feel. Redevelopment authorities believe a bunch of facilities enhancements and brand-new organisations will update Water Street as they pursue developing a fresh identity for the downtown’s long time main street.

” We have actually invested millions of dollars in the downtown area enhancing our roadways, utilities, pathways and landscaping targeted at making the pedestrian aspect that much more enjoyable,” stated Mark Hobaica, the Henderson redevelopment manager and city designer. “It sort of sets the phase for all the advancement in the area.”

The modifications will be obvious, particularly when going into Water Street: In early 2019, the area will feature an entrance arch near Lake Mead Parkway welcoming visitors to the “Water Street District.”

There are 2 more downtown gateways: one at Basic Road near Haynes Drive as you go into from Stone Highway, and the other at Pacific Opportunity near Van Wagenen Path. Also, neon signage will likewise be installed on the canopy running above Water Street between Town Hall and Henderson Municipal Court House.

That’s just the beginning.

At least $10 million in private-sector loan will be pumped into the downtown in the next two years, with approximately $50 million in jobs before 2022, authorities stated.

” You’ll begin to see a new identity actually take hold,” Hobaica said.

A handful of brand-new organisations will open in the next 6 months, including Hades Grill this week, Taste Flav and Vinny’s Chicken and Pizza in late September, Juan’s Flaming Fajitas in October, and the UNLV-themed Hardway 8 bar and dining establishment in late fall. Cash Cow Tavern, a Water Street essential, is expanding.

” It’s a great economy right now, and momentum is on our side,” Hobaica said. “Downtown hasn’t seen brand-new structures in years. (Organisation developers) see that and they understand they wish to enter into the downtown location and invest their efforts. We’re seeing a lot of individuals attempting to get in while it’s ideal.”

Juan Vazquez, the Juan’s Flaming Fajitas owner, stated the Water Street place would vary from his Fort Apache location by having a contemporary d├ęcor, more video gaming devices, homemade tortillas and live music 15 hours each week. With the rise of development, he is excited to be part of exactly what he believes will be a vibrant location.

” There isn’t a Mexican restaurant like us in the area,” he stated. “We’ll have the ability to provide something new. We simply wish to become part of the revitalization process.”

This remains in addition to Southend on Water, a mixed-use city infill task downtown. The first of 4 phases of the task opened last spring with Public Functions Coffee Shop and TSK Architects as tenants.

” Henderson has actually been taking a look at some diversity downtown with some mixed-use jobs and we were down here for a year-and-a-half now with our workplace,” stated Windom Kimsey, CEO and principal of TSK Architects, who is spearheading the Southend on Water task. “The economy got and we lacked room at our workplace and began preparing an addition.”

The 2nd phase is underway with office space to accommodate TSK’s expansion and home Lage Style, a landscape style company.

The 3rd stage of the project includes housing, with construction scheduled to begin in September and be completed by next summertime.

” The property is a little bit various from exactly what individuals are utilized to,” Kimsey said. “It’s row homes, and a few of it is going to be rental and some will be privately owned. It resembles in Chicago, where you have these tall skinny houses that are right on the street, with a few of them having stores on the ground floor.”

The eight planned systems will include yards for public art, neighborhood gardens and unattached garages. The domestic units will be positioned on the top two floors of three-story buildings.

” That’s a huge deal because that’s more mid- to high-paying tasks, specialists down here to support business, restaurants, the retail– all those feed off these young specialists,” Hobaica said. “They patronize a great deal of these organisations downtown.”

Kimsey hopes to continue to spark interest in downtown Henderson and hopefully draw other designers to carry out comparable projects.

” It’s an organic thing where this redevelopment happens,” he said. “I have actually seen it in many cities, where they start little, and as soon as it gets a life of its own you can’t stop it.”

Public Workshop on Proposed Swenson Street Renaming

UNLV will host a public workshop Mon., July 2, from 4– 6 p.m. in the Richard Tam Alumni Center regarding the proposed name modification of Swenson Street to University Center Drive from E. Hacienda Opportunity to Desert Inn Road. The renaming is meant to more straight align UNLV and the community, and create more awareness as a popular research university with the more than 40 million visitors who take a trip to Las Vegas every year.

Based upon research study initiated and performed by trainees in the Lee Company School 2 years back, UNLV has dealt with local companies to establish a comprehensive plan including outreach to neighborhood groups, services, and residents along the passage.

The university filed a formal application with Clark County at the end of May and laid out the initiative at a Paradise Town Board meeting held in June. Last conversations and potential approval might happen this summertime– as early as mid-July– at a Clark County Preparation Commission meeting with the physical name change taking place later in the year.

The general public is invited to participate in the July 2 workshop. Agents from UNLV Marketing, Preparation & & Building, and the Lee Company School will be in participation to provide more information. Concerns can likewise be directed to (702) 895-3102.

Guy killed while crossing a street in North Las Vegas

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North Las Vegas authorities stated the incident took place right before 10:00 p.m.

Officers that got here on scene discovered a 21-year-old male laying in the roadway. When medical personnel shown up on scene, the man was pronounced dead, authorities stated.

According to North Las Vegas police, a Cadillac sedan was heading southbound on Camino Eldorado when it struck the pedestrian. The driver of the Cadillac remained on scene and worked together with officers.

Cops said it was uncertain if alcohol was included. The speed of the car was also reported to be an undetermined element.

Investigators are likewise checking out whether the pedestrian was in a marked crosswalk, North Las Vegas authorities said.

Stay with FOX5 for updates.

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Colliers Buying Bulk Stake in Harrison Street

$450 Million Financial Investment Offers Colliers Control of Property Financial Investment Management Company

Jay Hennick, Colliers chairman

and CEO Colliers International Group Inc. today revealed it has agreed to acquire a 75% stake in Harrison Street Real Estate Capital LLC, a realty investment company with $14.6 billion in possessions under management. The deal is expected to nearby the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Under the regards to the deal, Colliers will get 75% of Harrison Street from its creators for $450 million, with an additional $100 million payable in 2022, based on the company accomplishing specific performance targets.

Co-founder and CEO Christopher Merrill will continue to work as Harrison Street’s CEO and will remain the largest individual shareholder. Harrison Street’s senior management group will continue to operate the company’s everyday company.

Jay Hennick, chairman and CEO of Colliers International, called the deal the most substantial in the business’s history and said acquiring the worldwide realty financial investment management company would provide a major brand-new development platform while also helping to integrate its existing operations in Europe.

“In addition to its best-in-class returns, we were especially brought in to Harrison Street’s concentrate on attractive real estate asset class techniques; massive sections providing significant, demographically-driven development opportunities with protective cycle attributes,” included Colliers CFO John Friedrichsen in a declaration announcing the arrangement with Colliers.

Colliers anticipates the annual run rate of management charge profits to be in between $100 million to $115 million.

“As we started to explore the idea of partnering with an outdoors investor to place us for the future, it ended up being clear Colliers was a best option,” said Harrison Street CEO Merrill in a statement. “Colliers supplies long-lasting stability and increased positioning amongst our group and limited partners. The relationship strengthens our worldwide capability and uses distinct market knowledge and deep relationships with owners and occupiers of realty all over the world.”

Based in Chicago with an office in London, Harrison Street concentrates on trainee and senior housing, medical office and storage financial investments. Harrison Street launched its first real estate mutual fund in 2006 and has given that produced a series of commingled real estate funds. In addition, the company has a European Trainee Housing Opportunity Fund, targeting the acquisition and development of trainee housing properties throughout the UK and Europe.

The firm reports it has actually obtained or established more than 822 residential or commercial properties in its targeted sectors of student real estate, senior housing, medical workplace and self-storage. Its financial investment customers consist of sovereign wealth funds, public and corporate pension funds, endowments, insurer, foundations and private household workplaces.

The firm was founded at completion of 2005 by Merrill in partnership with Chris and Mike Galvin, members of the founding family of Motorola. A Motorola predecessor firm, the Galvin Manufacturing Business, began operations on Harrison Street in Chicago.

In connection with this transaction, Berkshire Capital acted as monetary advisor and DLA Piper functioned as legal advisor to Harrison Street and the management group. Three Ocean Partners acted as monetary advisor and Winston & & Strawn acted as legal consultant to particular of Harrison Street’s investors. Sidley Austin acted as legal consultant to Colliers.

'' Wolf of Wall Street' ' film company to pay $60M settlement

Friday, March 9, 2018|9:13 p.m.

LOS ANGELES– The production company behind “The Wolf of Wall Street” has actually consented to pay the U.S. government $60 million to settle claims it benefited from a huge Malaysian corruption scandal.

The settlement between district attorneys and Red Granite Pictures Inc. was authorized Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.

The case belonged to an effort to recover more than $1 billion district attorneys stated was stolen from 1MDB, a Malaysian-owned investment fund. The Department of Justice said the intricate cash laundering scheme was intended to enhance high-level officials of the fund, including some close to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Cash was diverted from the fund to purchase residential or commercial properties in New york city and California, a $35 million jet, art by Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet, and a $260 million private yacht.

Proceeds likewise went to fund movies by Red Granite Pictures, which was co-founded by the stepson of Razak.

The funds funded the Martin Scorsese-directed “The Wolf of Wall Street,” which starred Leonardo DiCaprio in a movie about the excesses of an uneven stock trader. The settlement also included forfeiture claims to the rights of “Dumb and Dumber To” and “Daddy’s House.”

The film production business said in a statement that it enjoyed to put the matter behind it so it could concentrate on filmmaking.

The 1MDB case is the largest single action the Justice Department has actually taken under efforts to recover foreign bribery proceeds and embezzled funds and several other lawsuits are pending. Other countries consisting of Singapore and Switzerland are carrying out probes.

Golden Knights assisting bring street hockey to middle schools

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L.E. Baskow Trainees from After School All-Stars delight in some street hockey while the Vegas Golden Knights host a Youth Hockey Center at AutoNation Toyota on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018|2:55 p.m.

Move over dodgeball. Street hockey will quickly be contributed to physical education classes at Southern Nevada intermediate schools.

Today, the Clark County School District revealed an initiative to bring the sport to 63 intermediate schools in collaboration with the Golden Knights and the NHL.

“This partnership is a terrific opportunity to assist grow youth hockey and produce enjoyment for the sport amongst middle schoolers in Clark County,” Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz said. “We wish to thank our partners at Clark County School District, NV Energy, NHL and the NHL Gamers’ Association for assisting make this program possible.”

The effort, announced at Walter Johnson Junior High, will supply participating schools with a full set of street hockey equipment, teaching guides and a student curriculum book to execute the street hockey program.

Educators will go through hockey training supplied by the Golden Knights youth hockey development personnel to better teach the sport to their trainees.

Fremont Street canopy program need to be round-the-clock draw, leaders state

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Steve Marcus A live feed of the New Year’s event in New York City is displayed on the Viva Vision canopy over the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017.

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018|2 a.m.

. The Viva Vision light program above the Fremont Street Experience might become more than a popular nighttime attraction. If city leaders have their method, those regular nighttime programs on the video canopy will take place all the time.

Las Vegas will request a $9.5 million grant from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority at today’s city council conference for upgrading the video canopy. The proposition would allow for a 24-hour destination.

The proposition calls for the city, LVCVA and Fremont Street Experience to collaborate on the 1,500-foot long, 90-foot broad video screen that is suspended 90 feet above the pedestrian shopping center.

“We want to make the Viva Vision canopy upgraded so you can see it 24/7 instead of actually just being able to see it at night,” Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman stated. “Whatever in innovation keeps getting better.”

Goodman stated preliminary strategies call for the capability for visitors to take part with the video canopy, including with their smartphones. It might be finished by the start of 2020.

“It actually is unique, an one-of-a-kind worldwide and we’re so fired up, and it brings people downtown,” Goodman said. “We’re seeking to update the whole system.”

The enhancements– which could include modifications to the 12.5 million LED lights and 550,000-watt sound system– are meant to bring more visitors to downtown, said Patrick Hughes, president and CEO of Fremont Street Experience.

“We’re wanting to take what is now one-dimensional and produce a new, floor-to-ceiling, interactive experience that will separate us from the rest of the world,” Hughes said. “Ultimately, the goal is to go beyond the expectations of visitors in downtown Las Vegas and supply the best possible experience with continuously live entertainment and first-rate video gaming and dining.”