Friday, July 20, 2012 | 1:30 p.m.
The Las Vegas City Council will seek public input next week on a plan to slow and prevent blight just west of downtown.
The council on Wednesday will go over a proposal to create a redevelopment area along Sahara Avenue, West Charleston Boulevard and South Decatur Boulevard and a plan for improvements.
About two-thirds of the commercial parcels — 469 of 638 parcels in the area — are deteriorated or dilapidated under blight criteria, according to the city’s Redevelopment Agency.
The proposed redevelopment area would also include three residential neighborhoods: Richfield Village, Las Verdes Heights and Hyde Park Subdivision.
Designating the neighborhood as a redevelopment area would give the Redevelopment Agency the authority to rehabilitate and revitalize the area. That could include helping pay for projects with tax increment revenue or creating public/private partnerships.
The public hearing will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the council chambers at City Hall, 495 S. Main St.