UPDATE 8/17/2011 2pm – At this morning’s City Council Meeting it was an unanimous vote to change the location of the proposed Veteran’s Memorial to Heritage Park in The Cultural Corridor.
Original post from 8/16/11 begins here.
Huntridge Circle Park is back in the news again.
The new Ward 3 City Councilman Bob Coffin has suggested that the proposed Veteran’s Memorial be changed to Heritage Park which is in the Cultural Corridor along Las Vegas Blvd.
The original proposal, to have the memorial at Huntridge Circle Park was not loved by the surrounding neighborhoods, but was accepted as a means to get the park opened again.
Since the discussion is to be held at tomorrow’s council meeting, there’s not a lot of time to give them feedback.
If you’d like the Veteran’s Memorial changed to Heritage Park in the cultural Corridor, please call Bob Coffin’s office, 229–6405 and tell him.
Or if you have the time, you can email to all of the City Council members from the webpage for the council. Unfortunately, there’s no way to send one email to all of them. You’ll have to click on each of the wards, and email separately.
Here’s the whole story:
On August 17, 2011 at 9am the Las Vegas City Council will convene. One of the items on the agenda will be the relocation of the proposed Veterans Memorial from Huntridge Park to Heritage Park on Las Vegas Boulevard North. The relocation of the memorial from Heritage Park would be a more fitting location to remember our fallen heroes than Huntridge Circle Park.
Here is a list of reasons why Heritage Park is a better location:
– Heritage Park is located on Las Vegas Boulevard, a designated National Scenic Byway
– The Veterans Memorial when built, will be located within walking distance of the Las Vegas Veterans of Foreign Wars Fred S. Pennington Post 1753
– The Veterans Memorial will be located within walking distance from Veterans Memorial Drive
– The Veterans Memorial will be located within walking distance from the American Legion Post #8 located on Veterans Memorial Drive
– It will be located near the historic neighborhood of Biltmore Bungalows. The bungalows were originally built to house airmen stationed at the Air Gunnery Range which would later become Nellis Air Force Base
– The memorial will be located near the US Vets Inc. Las Vegas housing center on Bonanza Road. US Vets provides services for veterans with comprehensive housing and employment services
– The memorial will be located in the heart of the Cultural Corridor. The Cultural Corridor is home to the world famous Neon Museum, Las Vegas Natural HistoryMuseum, Lied Children’s Museum, Las Vegas Library, Cashman Field – home of the Las Vegas 51’s AAA Baseball Team, the Mormon Fort, where Las Vegas began
– Heritage Park is located 1 mile north of historic Fremont Street and the Fremont East Entertainment District
– Heritage Park is located next to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, which has ample parking. In addition the park is set back from the traffic of Las Vegas Boulevard where it allows for a quiet and more contemplative experience.