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City Of Las Vegas Trying To Give Downtown A Facelift

Las Vegas officials are trying to give downtown Las Vegas a facelift with a proposal that would improve the look of abandoned motels.

The Las Vegas Sun reports the city is requesting more than $760,000 from the Centennial Commission to restore motel facades and vintage neon signs in the Fremont East District.

The work will fall under the umbrella of a master plan for downtown known as Project Enchilada.

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Seven properties in the area are slated for six-figure overhauls, the majority of which will go toward refurbishing work, as well as a longer-term maintenance fund.

The Downtown Project owns the properties but isn’t required to contribute toward the refurbishing. The proposal suggests the project owners only have to power and maintain the neon signs for the next 10 years.