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Alternatives Comparison: Comparison Table

All information is preliminary – based on 10% design – and subject to change.

Cost

Recessed
North
South

Estimated Total Cost (2027) (includes unknown factors)

$3 Billion

$1.8 Billion

$1.6 Billion

Construction/Maintenance

Recessed
North
South

Estimated Time to Construct

5-7 years

4-5.5 years

4-5 years

Ease of Construction

Most Challenging

Less Challenging

Less Challenging

Ease of Maintenance

Most Expensive

Less Expensive

Less Expensive

Potential Property Acquisition (All numbers are approximate)

Recessed
North
South

Parcels to be Acquired

188

115

96

Acres to be Acquired

78

48

23

Household Units Displaced
(includes apartments and multiplexes)

374

87

81

Businesses Displaced

12

10

3

Publicly Owned and Social Service Agency Buildings Displaced

6

  • Wat Lao Buddhamixay Temple
  • Dula Community Center
  • Municipal Swimming Pool
  • SNRHA1 Admin Office/Maintenance Bldg
  • SNRHA1 Housing Programs Office
  • Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Station #1

6

  • Wat Lao Buddhamixay Temple
  • Dula Community Center
  • Municipal Swimming Pool
  • SNRHA1 Admin Office/Maintenance Bldg
  • SNRHA1 Housing Programs Office
  • Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Station #1

3

  • Wat Lao Buddhamixay Temple
  • SNRHA1 Admin Office/Maintenance Bldg
  • SNRHA1 Housing Programs Office

 1Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority

Surface Street Closures

Recessed
North
South

Streets Permanently Closed

4
(8th, 14th, 16th, 19th)

3
(8th, 14th, 16th)

3
(8th, 14th, 16th)

Other Environmental Elements

Recessed
North
South

Visual Impacts

No elevated visual barrier in downtown area; soundwalls planned between Las Vegas Blvd and Mojave Rd

Elevated freeway on dirt with soundwalls planned between Las Vegas Blvd and Mojave Rd

Elevated freeway on dirt with soundwalls planned between Las Vegas Blvd and Mojave Rd

Noise Impacts

Soundwalls proposed from Las Vegas Blvd to Mojave Rd, more detailed analysis in next phase

Soundwalls proposed from Las Vegas Blvd to Mojave Rd, more detailed analysis in next phase

Soundwalls proposed from Las Vegas Blvd to Mojave Rd, more detailed analysis in next phase

Historic Property2 Impacts3

10 historic properties affected, including 9 historic buildings displaced

10 historic properties affected, including 5 historic buildings displaced

6 historic properties affected, including 3 historic buildings displaced

Archaeological Site Impacts

0

0

0

Air Quality Impacts

No new National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) violations or worsening of existing conditions.
Mobile source air toxics are expected to go down in future years under all alternatives compared to today.

No new National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) violations or worsening of existing conditions.
Mobile source air toxics are expected to go down in future years under all alternatives compared to today.

No new National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) violations or worsening of existing conditions.
Mobile source air toxics are expected to go down in future years under all alternatives compared to today.

Stream Impacts

The underground culvert that carries Las Vegas Creek would be moved north of I-515 with a new culvert built on the south side of I-515 to carry water to a new detention basin near Eastern Ave.

The underground culvert that carries Las Vegas Creek may be moved north of I-515.

The underground culvert that carries Las Vegas Creek may be moved north of I-515.

100-Year Floodplain Filled

0

0

0

Threatened and Endangered Species Affected

No

No

No

2A property is considered historic if it is on the National Register of Historic Places, or if it is deemed eligible to be added to the National Register by a qualified architectural historian. Most of the affected properties are residences.
3Properties affected but not displaced would have minor impacts like visual/setting changes and partial acquisition of a parcel (no physical change to buildings).

Miscellaneous

Recessed
North
South

Impacts to Downtown (parking and property acquisition)

Less impact

Less impact

Most impact to parking (Main Street Station parking garage, surface parking, and Zappos parking garage)

Union Pacific Railroad

Challenging approvals and multi-phased construction

Less impact

Less impact

Other

  • Option for others to cap/add park amenities in the future
  • New movement added – SB traffic on Casino Center south of freeway
  • More remnant parcels to enhance the community