The construction of a new hall for the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) is on the horizon.
At the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s (LVCVA) Board of Directors meeting Tuesday, May 14, members approved the acquisition of land at 920 Sierra Vista Dr. for nearly $4.6 million.
The 3.35 acres of land near the intersection of Sierra Vista Dr. and Paradise Rd. is the current location of Sierra Vista Square furnished apartments. The Board authorized $680,000 for tenant relocation and leasehold management costs. LVCVA is required to manage the apartment complex until May 31, 2014.
Room for parking and freight will also be allocated on the land, which is also east and south of the Green parking lot.
Changes in the payment process for parking throughout LVCVA’s campuses will occur due to the Board’s authorization of a point-of-sale system. This wireless system will halt decades of cash-only parking by accepting debit and credit cards. LVCVA charges $10 and $4 a day for parking during events at LVCC and Cashman Center respectively.
“We expect to have it running by the fall convention season in September if all goes well” said an LVCVA official.
The Board accepted Indiana-based T2 Systems’ bid for this project, which consists of $135,000 for equipment and a year of support.
Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center LLC was granted an extended five-year contract for $630,500 to fulfill on-site nursing services. Its three-year contract with LVCVA expired Dec. 31, 2012, and the extension given to Sunrise was due to end in June 2013.
Turner Construction Company completed carpet installation at LVCC in April 2013. The board passed a motion to reduce campus-wide carpet installation from $1,341,000.00 to $1,186,878.00.
Other motions also met Board approval, including an emergency notification system in the Central Halls of LVCC for a little over a $1 million and the replacement of an air panel in Halls N2 and N3 for $260,484.
Not too far from the Las Vegas Strip is the 3.2 million-square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center. It is home to 2 million square feet of exhibit space and houses 144 meeting rooms. LVCC is operated by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.