Community Development And Services

Limited Transition Area (LTA) Master Plan Overlay and Design Guidelines

Proposed update to the LTA Master Plan Overlay and Design Guidelines

The City of Henderson is proposing an update to the current Limited Transition Area (LTA) Master Plan Overlay and Design Guidelines. The purpose of amending the current LTA Master Plan Overlay and Design Guidelines is to implement the vision for West Henderson as described in the Henderson Strong Comprehensive Plan and West Henderson Land Use Plan. The City is committed to developing quality commercial, industrial, retail, office, and employment centers that will diversify the economy, create quality jobs, strive to balance the City’s jobs to housing ratio and benefit the current and future residents of Henderson.

West Henderson Global Business District Design Guidelines

The West Henderson Global Business District (WHGBD),is currently identified as the Limited Transition Area or “LTA” and is currently defined in the existing Land Use Plan as follows: “Acquired through the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Act), the Limited Transition Areas area envisioned as a “premier business and employment center for the Intermountain West.”

The Act provides for the transfer of land from the Bureau of Land Management to the City to be sold for the sole purpose of nonresidential uses and certain public uses. The WHGBD is intended to replace the former LTA area and seeks to rebrand the area as an opportunity zone for employment and business development to serve not only West Henderson, but the entire Las Vegas Valley.

The updated WHGBD Design Guidelines will establish general concepts and provide direction for the expression of the character and vision for this area. The Design Guidelines are intended to provide an overall framework for future development and establish a brand identity for a high-quality job and innovation district, accompanied by quality development, architecture, and character for the WHGBD.

Current LTA Design Guidelines

Proposed WHGBD Design Guidelines

Virtual Neighborhood Meeting - May 6, 2020

Due to the ongoing situation associated with COVID-19, City staff hosted a virtual neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 5:30pm to give residents the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the proposed WHGBD Design Guidelines. This meeting was scheduled via GoToMeeting. To view a recording of the meeting, please watch the video below.

For additional information, please contact the Community Development and Services Department at        (702)-267-1500 or email