A new plan pitched by Cordish Co. would put a new arena and entertainment district in downtown Las Vegas on the current City Hall site.
Developer Cordish Co. is pitching Las Vegas officials on a plan to put an entertainment district, hotel/casini and new arena in downtown Vegas on a 12-acre site that includes the current City Hall.
The City Council is expected to sign an exclusive negotiating agreement with the Baltimore-based developer, during which time Cordish will study the project and probably come back with some sort of proposal.
Cordish has had a mixed record in developing large-scale projects. The firm struck gold with two projects associated with Baltimore's Inner Harbor area and will begin construction on an entertainment district on the site of the Philadelphia Spectrum. However, the firm's development in Kansas City surrounding Sprint Center has met with mixed reviews, and a proposed Ballpark Village in St. Louis next to Busch Stadium has been delayed time and time again.
Still, for Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, the fact that Cordish has gotten to this point is a win. He's floated several different sites as the home of a potential new arena, including a parcel on the northwest side of downtown and another parcel next to the Stratosphere Casino and Hotel.
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