Clark County Unanimously Green Lights Las Vegas Stadium plan

Clark County has weighed in and has unanimously passed the Las Vegas Stadium zoning permit application. This was a major step towards beginning construction on the project in December.

With this unanimous approval, the next Las Vegas Stadium Authority meeting on September 14th, will be focused on the Raiders-UNLV agreement, Community Benefits Plan, Memorandum of Understand, and Extending the LVSA.

On the development front the Raiders and Mortenson construction are still on track for a December groundbreaking at the Russell Road property. Mick Akers of the Las Vegas Sun tweeted out this earlier,

This document is a request from Jeremy Aguero from Applied Analysis to the Las Vegas Stadium Authority to enact a provision of Nevada Senate Bill 1 2016, which extends the powers of the LVSA from 12 months to 18 months. That is expected to happen per a source close to this.

Also in this document is a request, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that the Raiders and Mortenson should be given a green light on the preliminary ground work, at their own risk, until the project is fully approved in February. This would allow the Las Vegas Stadium construction to stay on schedule for a 2020 completion. Again that is expected to happen. A decommission report and approval is required for excavation work, and the Development Agreement is required for vertical building. Both are expected to happen in a timely manor per sources.

The reason this wont affect the construction timeline is because the Raiders are required to spend $100 million on the project before requesting state funds anyways.

Stadium Project clears FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration cleared the Las Vegas Stadium project yesterday. To be clear the FAA only ruled on the height of the proposed project. It’s recommendation was to add red lights to the top of the structure. All other possible issues, like reflective surface, or strobe lights, etc, were deferred to Clark County. This recommendation was required for the vote that took place to day in Clark County.

Understand that as with any building permits, there were many conditions. Mortneson has to work with the Nevada Aviation Planning Section. The Raiders will have to solve the parking issue at some point. As well as work with the Army Corps of Engineers to move a storm culvert.

At the end of the day, one person, close to this who chose to remain anonymous, told me “There ain’t nothing stopping this train.”

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