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The Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (Grantee), with the City of Las Vegas (Co-Grantee), and EJP Consultants (Planning Coordinator) submitted a planning application for the FY2021 Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI). A portion of The Historic Westside which includes the Marble Manor Public Housing Development will be the focus area of this CNI grant.

Map of Historic Westside CNI Target Area

The Choice Neighborhoods program leverages significant public and private dollars to support resident and neighborhood driven strategies that address struggling neighborhoods with distressed public housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation. Local leaders, residents and stakeholders such as public housing authorities, municipalities, schools, law enforcement, business owners, nonprofits, faith-based institutions and private developers come together to create and implement a plan that revitalizes distressed HUD housing and addresses the challenges of the surrounding neighborhood.

CNI will focus on three main sectors: Housing, People and Neighborhood.

Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood;

People: Improve educational outcomes and intergenerational mobility for youth and supports delivered directly to youth and their families; and

Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, high performing schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families’ choices about their community.

The residents of Marble Manor are a crucial part of this process.

The SNRHA and City of Las Vegas invite the residents, property owners, business owners, stakeholders and interested parties to join us and be a part of creating this exciting new vision of the new Marble Manor Master Plan Community and the Historic Westside. Come out and join us in brainstorming ideas of what the development should look like as well as what changes should be made to the target area that would most benefit you and the rest of the residents of the Historic Westside.

Be on the lookout for upcoming events and activities to help us create a plan to transform the Historic Westside!


Studio Session #1 for the General Public and Stakeholders: Nov-15
Time/Date and Location: Tuesday, November 15th, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the A.D. Guy Center Located at 817 N. Street

Design Studio Presentation and Celebration: Nov-17
Time/Date and Location: Thursday, November 17h, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Andre Agassi Clubhouse, Located at 800 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.

Resources, Materials and Presentations

7/20/2021 MM-Resident-Survey-Public-Meeting-Presentation:
Community Meeting #1: A Needs Assessment and Why we are here. Also includes: Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant Overview, Target Housing Site and Neighborhood, Planning Framework, Timeline and Early Action Activities, Group Exercise: Data Walk and Discussion, Wrap-up and Next Steps.
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9/2/2021 HUD Article:
Would you like to learn more on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) CNI program? See HUD article “Choice Neighborhoods: HUD Grants for People & Places”. The article is located on the National League of Cities (NLC) Website.
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7/19/2022 MM-Resident-Survey-Existing-Conditions-Breakdowns:
Analysis of the existing conditions of Marble Manor including: Income, Employment, Youth, Education, Health, Special Needs, etc.
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7/19/2022 MM-Resident-Survey-Resident-Meeting-Presentation:
Resident Survey Presentation includes: Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant Overview, Target Housing Site and Neighborhood, Planning Framework, Timeline and Early Action Activities, Marble Manor Resident Survey Highlights, Upcoming Meetings, and Q & A.
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10/31/2022 Supportive-Services-and-Community-Safety-Meeting-Presentation:
Supportive Services and Community Safety Presentation includes: Welcome and Introductions, Status of Planning Process/Upcoming Meetings, What have we heard from Marble Manor residents, Discussion of Supportive Services, and Discussion of Community Safety.
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11/11/2022 Design-Studio-Presentation:
Marble Manor Emerging Physical Plan including: The Planning Process, The Future of the Marble Manor Site, Early Action Activities, People, What’s Next, Joining the Conversation!
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4/12/2023 Draft-Plan-Framework-Presentation:
Marble Manor/Historic Westside Choice Neighborhoods Planning. Includes: The Planning Process So Far, The Future of the Marble Manor Site, Beyond Housing – Neighborhood & People Principles, Early Action Activity Update, What’s Next?, Join the Conversation!
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5/25/2023 Draft-Transformation-Plan:
A New Beginning. Agenda includes: Planning Process, The Future of the Marble Manor Site, Beyond Housing – Neighborhood & People Principles, Early Action Activity Update, Next Steps.
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2/24/2022 KCLV Channel 2 Update:
Marble Manor Goes for Inclusive Growth Plan With Money From Neighborhood Planning Grant.
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2/24/2023 Fox 5 News Update:
Fox 5 News Reports on the Historic Westside, a community that was founded in 1905 and more commonly referred to as “west of the railroad tracks.”
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7/24/2023 CNI Early Action Activity:
Join us for an insightful conversation with the food program coordinator of The Obodo Collective, This isn't just an ordinary urban farm; they are also passionate community activists.
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Contact Info:

Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority

Deena Williams

Development and Modernization Coordinator

City of Las Vegas

Kathi Thomas

Community Services Director

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