Published on : Friday, June 16, 2017
Ultimately, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA)’s Board of Directors has given their final nod in terms of approval for the expansion and overhaul of the famous Las Vegas Convention Center. On June 13 of this year, the decision was universally declared to the public.
To quote Rossi Ralenkotter, LVCVA president and CEO, ‘we commend the foresight of our community and state leaders for recognizing the importance of the Las Vegas Convention Center District and we are eager to get to work. We will ensure that the LVCVA continues to provide the world-class facility and experience our clients expect when they come to Las Vegas.’ Before being presented to the full LVCVA Board, the plan of late met the endorsement of both the Las Vegas Convention Center District (LVCCD) Committee, a sub-committee of the LVCVA Board of Directors and the Oversight Panel for Convention Centers in Clark County respectively. LVCVA staff worked in collaboration with Cordell Corporation principal Terry Miller, the contracted builder representative of the agency to expand the vision for the growth and renovation project.
Nevada State legislators along with Brian Sandoval, Nevada Governor approved a bill during a 2016 special legislative session making progress for development of the Las Vegas Convention Center District. The $1.4 billion project will have an additional 600,000 square feet of new meeting space making sure Las Vegas remains the number one trade show destination for upcoming years.
The legislation created a 0.5 percentage point increase in Clark County’s room tax in order to fund the Las Vegas Convention Center District. The legislative session carried on a 14-month vetting process by the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee, a group developed by Governor Sandoval to help in evaluating several projects vital to the future of Southern Nevada.