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Off Strip, companies want to redevelop Las Vegas' inner core

A rendering of Midtown.
Z Life Co.
A rendering of Midtown.

For at least a year, Las Vegas locals have been watching and wondering about the possible construction of a baseball stadium on the Strip. The price tag? $1.5 billion. But Nevada taxpayers will help the billionaire team owner with $380 million.

So there’s been understandable grumbling.

It’s also been nearly a year since a developer claimed he was going to build a $10 billion complex on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip without public money. When that will actually happen, no one’s quite sure.

At the same time, plans and ideas for redevelopment off the Strip are taking shape. That includes an “electric village” downtown, and plans for a public-private mental health campus on Charleston Boulevard.

Guest: Weina Zhang, founder and CEO of Z Life Corportation (developer of The English Hotel and MidTown); Warren Hardy, founder, Hardy Strategies; Brett Robillard, principal; Paul Li, architect and associate, Gensler

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Joe Schoenmann joined Nevada Public Radio in 2014. He works with a talented team of producers at State of Nevada who explore the casino industry, sports, politics, public health and everything in between.