LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – New shopping centers, offices and apartment complexes are being built in the southwestern part of the Las Vegas valley. There are several developments near the busy Durango Road and 215 driveways.
Community members 8 News Now joined in, saying it was exciting to see all of the growth in the area.
Large cranes can be seen from Durango and 215 as the construction workers build the “uncommons,” which include shopping, dining, and entertainment, as well as residential and office units.
“It’s fascinating; there are more shops and restaurants every time I’m here,” said David Belding, resident of the Southwest Valley. “My grandchildren love it here.”
The first phase of the uncommons should be completed by early 2022.
“I think it’s exciting,” said Andy St. John, resident of the Southwest Valley. “A great place to live; my daughter and I enjoy it. The southwest meets all of my needs.”
Real estate agents and development companies are noticing a growing interest in living space in the southwest valley. A new complex near 215 and Buffalo will house more than 600 families.
“I think it’s wonderful,” said David Belding, a resident of the Southwest Valley. “The more development here, the better, the better for everyone.”
While many people are excited, some residents want to see more city services to keep up with the rapid influx of families and traffic.
“It would be nice if we could get a signal over there,” said Suman Sharma, a resident of the southwest valley. “I’m happy to see the restaurants here, but it generates a lot of traffic which I’m not so happy about.”
“I think we need more and better schools to support this at this point, but we certainly have lots of parks and lots of places for children too,” said St. John.
Another major development in the area, The Bend, is still under construction. Shopping, dining, and entertainment can be found near Durango and Sunset.
At this point there is no set date for The Bend to open.