Plans Unveiled for New Downtown LV Resort
Las Vegas developer Derek Stevens has submitted plans to the city for a new 777-room hotel and casino on Fremont Street, the first ground-up resort project proposed for the Downtown area in years.
The site is a block-long stretch along the Fremont Street Experience formerly occupied by the Las Vegas Club, Mermaids casino and the Girls of Glitter Gulch strip club. Stevens, who owns the D Las Vegas and the Golden Gate on Fremont Street, had the buildings torn down last year to make way for the new resort.
Plans for 18 Fremont, as it’s titled currently (a reference to the project’s address), call for more than 117,000 square feet of gaming space, a sports book, a hotel tower that will rise 459 feet above the street, a nightclub and rooftop lounge, a pool and spa, several restaurants, meetings and events space, a rental car facility and a pedestrian bridge over Main Street to connect it with a parking garage with space for more than 1,500 vehicles.
“It’s going to blow the lid off of everything,” Mayor Carolyn Goodman said.
The city Planning Commission is scheduled to review the project this week before sending it City Council for approval in June. The height of the hotel tower also will require approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.