West Las Vegas Workshop - American Planning Association (APA)

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West Las Vegas is a 3.5 square-mile area centrally located in the city. Since the 1930’s, the area was commonly referred to as the “Westside” and home to a large African American population.  The community has a rich history including the first integrated casino in Las Vegas, the Moulin Rouge. Legendary celebrities including Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Lena Horne, Nat King Cole and Louis Armstrong spent time in Westside establishments.

Despite the rich history and great promise, the area remains a diamond in the rough. Options abound for this centrally located community. Surrounding areas, including downtown Las Vegas, are experiencing tremendous growth, revitalization and multiple-billion dollar projects. Decisive planning and action can offer West Las Vegas residents and stakeholders a piece of the prosperity.

APA West Las Vegas Final Report

West Las Vegas Workshop Photos

News Release - West Las Vegas Residents To Team With Planners For One-day Workshop To Brainstorm Revitalization For The Historic Community

West Las Vegas Photos and Maps

Background Information/Plans

APA Conference Workshop Registration 



Contact Information

Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department
City Hall, Second Floor
495. S. Main St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101 (Map)
Phone: (702) 229-2330
Fax: (702) 382-3045

Business Hours: Monday to Thursday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., CLOSED Friday

Director: Stephen Harsin