October 20, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Developers are getting another six years to
finish a stalled mega-resort project on the north end of the Las
Vegas Strip, but they'll have to beautify the construction site
The Clark County Zoning Commission granted Boyd Gaming Corp. an
extension Wednesday on its Echelon project, where construction has
been suspended since 2008.
But the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the company will have to create a $4 million beautification plan at the site.
Boyd is planning on covering the unfinished building's steel
frames with a screening material, and landscaping the part that
faces the Strip.
Echelon developers had planned a $5 billion resort with multiple
hotel towers, a casino, restaurants and bars. They halted the
project in August 2008 in hopes of waiting out the recession.