Free Event Scheduled For Friday, Sept. 8
The city of Las Vegas will celebrate the completion of the Jackson Avenue complete street project with a block party and ribbon cutting from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, on Jackson between D and E streets in the Historic Westside.
The Love on Jackson Block Party will include entertainment, a bounce house, face painting, local businesses, community service providers, and refreshments, while supplies last.
In November 2022, Jackson closed between H and C streets (see map) for roadway reconstruction. The project included installation of wider sidewalks, streetlights, trees, new water lines and removal/replacement of pavement.
“Jackson Avenue is one of many projects helping us to make progress to improve our neighborhoods and our future,” Councilman Cedric Crear said. “I grew up on the Westside in Ward 5 and Jackson Avenue was the epicenter for this community. I want to invite the entire community out to the Love on Jackson Block Party to celebrate a new Jackson Avenue and what it will bring to the Historic Westside.”
As part of the HUNDRED (Historic Urban Neighborhood Design Redevelopment) Plan in Action, the project has repurposed Jackson Avenue to improve walkability, multi-modal mobility and enhance the neighborhood through landscaping, lighting and new urban design elements.
The HUNDRED Plan was developed in 2016 as a plan for community-led investment in the Historic Westside. Through a community visioning process, a series of key steps known as the eight big moves were identified, one of which was revitalizing Jackson Street.
Unicon was the contractor for the $6.5 million complete street project. Funding was provided by the Regional Transportation Commission Fuel Revenue Indexing Extension Tax fund.
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