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Setting the Table for Investment

Public amenities and infrastructure improvements are an integral part of redevelopment strategies. By improving quality of life for existing residents and removing barriers to investment found in redevelopment areas, these improvements can inspire community pride, attract new residents, demonstrate the public sector's commitment to the area's revitalization and position them to be more competitive in the marketplace. Improvements may include utility capacity upgrades to bring power to an area that has reached capacity and can't accommodate new growth without upgrades, or improvements to our oldest parks and schools in order to remove blight and attract a competitive workforce.

Current Projects


  • North Water Street Improvements: Located in the heart of Downtown Henderson, Water Street is the backbone of the downtown core and sets the stage for events and all activity in the area. This project includes increasing utility capacity to the Downtown area, shifting North Water Street to the west, removing existing landscaping, creating new frontage road, new landscaping, and a signalized intersection.
  • Water Street Phase III: Located along Water Street, between Pacific Avenue and Lake Mead Drive, this project will extend the improvements already implemented on the southern end of Water Street including widened sidewalks, enhanced landscaping, new light fixtures, and street side seating for pedestrians. 
  • Lake Mead and Water Street Utility Upgrades: Providing adequate utility capacity to the Downtown Redevelopment Area is critical to the area's future as a vibrant, active district with a variety of land uses and densities.  This project will increase the utility capacity downtown to allow for future large scale, mixed-use development.
  • Site A: Located at the southwest corner of Victory Road and Water Street, the utilities are currently being relocated off the site to allow for a larger developable area. 


  • Wells Park Improvements: This project includes extensive improvements to Wells Park, one of the City's oldest parks located in the Pittman neighborhood. Improvements will include: enhanced landscaping, new amenities such as climbing structures, fitness circle and 'outdoor gym', a tot lot, splash pad, and new seating areas and shade structures throughout the park. 
  • Basic High School: Just bordering the Eastside Redevelopment Area, Basic High School is one of the City's most important centers of community pride. The Redevelopment Agency funded improvements to the school to enhance school pride and improve the overall learning environment for students who live in the Eastside and Downtown areas, including: new outdoor seating structures to accommodate lunch periods, fresh paint, and improvements to the school gym.
  • Basic High School School Based Health Center: The Basic High School/Nevada State College School Based Health Center provides free primary health care for all students attending Basic and other neighboring Henderson public schools.  The health center offers a wide range of services including first aid, immunizations, physicals, treatment of illnesses and asthma and diabetes support.  The Redevelopment Agency has provided assistance to the Health Center on a decreasing basis over a five-year period, which has given the program the opportunity to stabilize and attract additional support from the community. 
  • CT Sewell Elementary School: Located in the Eastside Redevelopment Area, CT Sewell just celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2009.  The Redevelopment Agency funded improvements for school beautification and items to increase student literacy in the areas of computer technology and science.
  • Intersection of Center Street, Major Avenue, and Burkholder Boulevard: This Public Works project was initiated to improve traffic flow in the area surrounding this intersection.  Improvements include additional traffic lanes, turn lanes, striping and signage, and a new traffic signal.  The timing of the improvements was planned to coincide with additional improvements planned by the Parks and Recreation Department and the Department of Utility Services.

  For more information on any of these projects, please call 702-267-1515.