A longtime leader for the revitalization of downtown Las Vegas, the Plaza Hotel & Casino announces plans to continue to transform its corridor of Main Street by redeveloping the building that currently houses the Greyhound bus terminal into a new destination that enhances the offerings and ambiance of Main Street.
According to Plaza Hotel & Casino CEO Jonathan Jossel, the Plaza will also partner with the city of Las Vegas to build a pedestrian friendly pathway that leads to a new elevated bridge connecting the hotel-casino on Main Street to Symphony Park.
“We are thrilled to partner with Jonathan and our friends at the Plaza Hotel to link together two vibrant areas of our downtown,” said Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, city of Las Vegas. “This connection will further enhance the vibrancy of downtown, including the Plaza and Symphony Park, by making the area more walkable. It’s exciting and gratifying to see downtown’s revitalization continue thanks to public-private partnerships like those with the Plaza.”
The Greyhound bus terminal will be vacated by mid-2021, and the Plaza has already begun discussions with developers on possible projects for the space. With 48,500 sq. ft. and adjacent parking, the building is a prime location for new dining, entertainment or retail that will transform the area, encouraging visitors to walk up and down Main Street and experience all it has to offer.
“We are very excited to usher in this new era on Main Street,” said Jossel. “Main Street is where downtown started, and today, it remains the heart of downtown, connecting a thriving Arts District, a state-of-the-art city hall, popular destinations like the Plaza, Fremont Street Experience, our newest neighbor Circa, and much more. The Plaza is proud to have held the 1 Main Street address for nearly 50 years. With Greyhound relocating, we look forward to transforming the bus station into a new, dynamic downtown destination that will improve the ambiance and sense of community on Main Street. And with Symphony Park achieving its vision as a hub of residential, commercial, and cultural offerings, enhanced connectivity to it will bolster Main Street and downtown overall.”
In partnership with the city of Las Vegas, the Plaza will also build a four block pedestrian pathway that will connect the Plaza with a new elevated bridge to be built by the city over the Union Pacific railroad tracks to the new residential and commercial development in Symphony Park. The pathway will feature desert landscaping, lighting, and a decorative safety wall to create a relaxing and enjoyable pedestrian experience.
Both projects exemplify the longstanding commitment of Tamares, the owner of the Plaza and the city of Las Vegas, to revitalize downtown Las Vegas. For more than a decade, Tamares chairman and CEO Poju Zabludowicz has pursued a long-term vision for the development of the company’s holdings in downtown Las Vegas, including selling the Las Vegas Club in 2015, which made way for Circa, the first new resort to be constructed on Fremont Street since 1980. Over the last decade, Tamares has also supported numerous improvement projects and expansions at the Plaza, most recently including the addition of 100-plus premium Luxe guest rooms and suites and the Core Arena, an outdoor equestrian and multipurpose facility on Main Street. Continued development and improvements are expected in 2021, during which the Plaza will commemorate its 50th anniversary with a series of events and celebrations.