Las Vegas seeking $9.5M from LVCVA to renovate Fremont St. Experience
February 09, 2018 9:12 AM
by Robert Mann
The city of Las Vegas is seeking up to $9.5 million in capital improvement funds from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to help finance a large-scale renovation of the Fremont Street Experience.
“Floor-to-ceiling” renovations are planned at the downtown attraction, Fremont Street Experience President and CEO Patrick Hughes told the Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday.
The Fremont Street Experience privately owns the overhead attraction, featuring LED lighting that’s now 14 years old, but the pedestrian mall below it is public property. The renovations will take place over 14 months, Hughes said. He said he’ll present more details on the planned improvements in the future, but did reveal increased interactivity with visitors is one planned component.
Business in the downtown area has been improving in recent months with increasing gambling revenue and the improved cooperation of stakeholders in the historic gambling and entertainment district.