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Build For Locals And Tourists Will Come: Vegas’ Plan For Its Downtown

Build For Locals And Tourists Will Come: Vegas’ Plan For Its Downtown

Between the Downtown Project’s area and the Arts District is the new Las Vegas City Hall, a gleaming mirage of a building surrounded by a forest of photovoltaics. This is where the city leadership moved after it leased its old City Hall to Tony Hsieh’s company Zappos — a move…

How The Downtown Project Is Solving Vegas’ Urban Problems In-House

How The Downtown Project Is Solving Vegas’ Urban Problems In-House

When I meet Josh Westerholt at the offices of Project 100, the Las Vegas urban mobility startup that’s funded by the Downtown Project, we decide it would probably make sense to head out into downtown Vegas to tour their project area in person. From the other room, his co-worker has…

The Future Of Downtown Vegas Is Somewhere In Tony Hsieh’s Apartment

The Future Of Downtown Vegas Is Somewhere In Tony Hsieh’s Apartment

I am standing in Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s apartment in downtown Las Vegas. He’s not here. A housekeeper is here. And a dozen strangers are here, taking a tour of the Downtown Project, Hsieh’s urban renaissance initiative. A “tour” which, for the most part, takes place right here, in Tony…