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July 29, 2014

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Letter to the editor:

The District better without a road

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I can’t believe what I just read about the proposed change for the District. (“Pedestrians could be kicked to the curb at the District under new plan.”)

What lamebrain has come up with the idea to put a road through the middle of this wonderful shopping area?

This is an area where people can take their kids and dogs while they’re shopping without fear of being run over by a car or sit outside and have a cup of coffee with friends.

What Vestar Development should do is invest in getting new businesses for the District on both sides of Green Valley Parkway.

After all, a busy street already exists. It’s called Las Vegas Boulevard.

Please don’t screw up a good thing.

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  1. It's sad and even tragic that in the name of progress we forget our true worth and identity. Such is the frenzy over more highways and urban expansion. We can't get enough and there is never too much. I wish the locals luck. They'll need it.

    CarmineD

  2. The question is, what is more important? The needs of patrons being met through a safe and user friendly shopping environment, or the developer's need for more money by increasing traffic, thereby making their merchants (who lease business space) happy? Las Vegas is NOT known to be a family friendly place. If you want to feel safe and comfortable, there may be better places to live. Clearly, Nevada politics are least interested in the concerns of the everyday citizen. Once again, this proves it. Sorry folks.

    Blessings and Peace,
    Star

  3. Why would anyone put a road through there? Have we forgotten the joy of a leisurely stroll down the street? This is a terrible idea.

  4. The district in Henderson is one of the places shoppers and diners can go and let their guard down, and not have to worry about car traffic.I can't imagine for the life of me why they the owners want to change such a friendly place to shop and eat, into another worry zone with car traffic.

  5. Jeff has a point. They don't have a copyright on the idea of a shopping mall type area.

    And it would be great go give others an opportunity at such a great atmosphere.

    It should also help other local businesses that have lost customers to the District, especially when the economy improves.

    A couple of questions. Are they planning to have curbside parking or will the street just be a drive by? Will District residents be allowed to park at the curb, if they ever realized their original plan for residential space?

    It could become a cool place for "cruising".

    Personally, I think the District will become the district with traffic exhaust fumes, noise, upset drivers at being held up by people waiting for a parking space, and lack of a nice atmosphere to attract people.

    Back to the Galleria or local stores with easy parking near the store one wants to shop at.

    Maybe they will end up selling to some developer who paves over the street and returns it to the District in the future.