1st racially integrated Las Vegas casino redevelopment eyed

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The site of the first racially integrated casino in Las Vegas is part of a redevelopment plan aimed at revitalizing the city’s west side.

The Las Vegas Sun reports the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority is one of several entities that could buy the former Moulin Rouge hotel for a mixed-use “live-work-play community.”

The redeveloped property would include affordable housing and supportive services for residents, as well as a casino and restaurant that would pay homage to the Moulin Rouge.

Housing Authority Executive Director Chad Williams says revenue generated from the project could support the agency’s efforts to improve existing affordable housing in Clark County.

The Moulin Rouge opened in 1955 and operated in various capacities until 1997. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.


Information from: Las Vegas Sun, http://www.lasvegassun.com

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