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Redevelopment

Michelle RomeroMichelle Romero
Redevelopment Manager

Contact:
Office Telephone: (702) 267-1515
Office Fax: (702) 267-1503
E-Mail: Michelle.Romero@cityofhenderson.com

Professional Biography:
Michelle Romero, manager, Henderson Redevelopment Agency, has been an integral part of the City's redevelopment team for several years holding such positions as program coordinator. As manager, Michelle leads a team of professionals who are forever changing the face of downtown Henderson. She manages all the services and activities of the Redevelopment Agency and the four Redevelopment Areas, which include Downtown, Cornerstone, Tuscany Hills and Eastside. The Redevelopment Agency works to create economic value, encourage reinvestment in blighted areas and establish an environment where the private sector will invest in the future of the City.

A native Nevadan and graduate of Upper Iowa University, Michelle is overseeing the rebirth of downtown Henderson, now called the Water Street District. The Water Street District has approximately 365,000-square-feet of new office space; 800,000-square-feet of attractive retail locations, and more than 670 residential condominiums or high-end apartments.

During her time with Redevelopment, Michelle has worked with existing downtown Henderson businesses that want to expand specifically through taking advantage of such Henderson Redevelopment programs as the fašade improvement and below-market loans. Romero also coordinated activities pertinent to such events such as the Annual Super Run Car Show, which brings over $8 million in revenues to the Valley. She was integral in developing the City's multi-year marketing and branding plan for downtown that is designed to attract the arts, retail, office and residential to the Henderson Water Street District.

In addition, Michelle oversaw the creation of the Eastside redevelopment area. Eastside encompasses more than 4,500 acres and includes the Pittman, Valley View and East Sunset Industrial Corridor, as well as The LandWell Company's 2,200 acres. Currently, the Henderson Redevelopment Agency is assisting residents through funding improvement efforts and has launched additional redevelopment programs including homeowner assistance. Following numerous community meetings with area residents, the Agency's plans include addressing the resident's concerns in the areas of safety, home improvement and infrastructure improvement.

01/2008