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A former Las Vegas city attorney works to bring affordable housing downtown

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Cashman Field would be a good site for affordable housing, says former Las Vegas City Attorney Brad Jerbic who is seeking to bring more middle-income housing options to the downtown area.

Retired Las Vegas City Attorney Brad Jerbic is seeking to develop quality, affordable housing in the Las Vegas Valley.

The longtime downtown booster says he's looking to East Fremont Street and Cashman Field as potential sites for quality, middle-class housing.

“I do have people that are very interested in acquiring property downtown that do want to do ‘mixed-income,’” Jerbic told State of Nevada. “When I say mixed-income, one of the things that we've found by looking at other cities, is if you do just affordable housing, … you don't have any retail that goes with it, you don't have any amenities that go with it.

“And so a lot of cities have kind of woken up, and they started doing mixed-use” where there is a combination of market-rate and subsidized housing, he said.

Jerbic said he is working with national developers and architects to review potential Las Vegas projects, but he has no financial interest in the efforts.

“I know it's hard to believe,” he said, “but once in a while I do something stupid.”

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