Objectives tagged with "Local Governments"

Improve Economic Competitiveness & Education Goal 1

Match land use and transportation plans with regional economic development plans.

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Objective 1.1

Invest in and maintain infrastructure that meets the needs of a diversified economy.

Sub-Objectives
1.1.1

In coordination with organizations such as the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA), develop a regional approach to 1) assess the need for and implement infrastructure that can support a diversified economy and 2) recommend updates to landuse plans to match land use and transportation plans and policies.

Lead Organization: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.1.2

Provide tools such as scenario planning analyses to local governments and the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) to develop land-use strategies that implement the Plan at the local level.

Lead Organization: SNS Project Team
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.1.3

Coordinate the RTC’s Regional Transportation Plan and local government master plan updates with the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

Lead Organization: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 1.2

Determine future needs for employment lands.

Sub-Objectives
1.2.2

Work with local governments to bolster longer-term economic growth and development by designating employment lands for future industries, while mitigating the pressure to respond to short-term development demand for residential development.

Lead Organization: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 1.3

Foster the development of the healthcare and education sectors, locally serving sectors that would enhance quality of life for residents to better integrate with existing land uses and create a better environment to attract new workers.

Sub-Objectives
1.3.2

Encourage quality housing and transit near existing medical facilities, schools and training programs to increase access to local medical providers and provide opportunities for residency programs in order to get doctors to stay in the region.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of Las Vegas (CLV) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • As the County updates its various comprehensive plan elements, goals and policies will be added to address this objective.
1.3.3

Identify how and where medical and educational institutions can be integrated into mixed-use developments in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods to stimulate economic vitality while offering needed services.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of Las Vegas (CLV) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • As the County updates its various land use plans, it will look for opportunities to implement its "Activity Center" concept which will reinforce the concept of mixed use developments.
1.3.4

Provide housing options for healthcare workers near their place of employment that integrate parks, trails, and active transportation infrastructure.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Improve Economic Competitiveness & Education Goal 2

Ensure that Southern Nevada offers a range of place types to attract and retain future workers, visitors, businesses and entrepreneurs.

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Objective 2.1

Develop strategies and make targeted investments to encourage infill redevelopment and property rehabilitation.

Sub-Objectives
2.1.1

Implement the four Opportunity Site strategies: Maryland Parkway, Boulder Highway at Broadbent/Gibson, Downtown North Las Vegas, and the Las Vegas Medical District and create and encourage the use of an infill and revitalization action plan for areas with similar characteristics to the four Opportunity Site strategies that identifies barriers to mixed-use development and suggests tools to overcome them.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of Las Vegas (CLV) ; City of North Las Vegas (CNLV) ; Clark County (CC) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
2 Notes on this sub-objective
  • FAST
    Has been charged with getting up to speed on "Smart Cities," incorporating new technologies.
  • Transit Planning
    -Service has been expanded on the weekends for Route 212 which passes through Boulder Highway.
    -Enhancements to Route 113 traveling through North Las Vegas have provided a boost in service running every 15 minutes.
    -Route 210 going through Lake Mead Boulevard has also seen a boost in service.
    -In general, efforts are made by the department to increase frequency wherever possible.
    -Most stops have been upgraded in North Las Vegas.
2.1.2

Create a set of sample revitalization and renovation plans for existing buildings, which could be approved through a streamlined permitting process and implemented via low-cost loans, modest rehabilitation subsidies, or CDBG dollars, etc.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
2.1.3

Make targeted enhancements in key infill areas to enhance walkability and connectivity to existing and new recreational, commercial and transportation options.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of North Las Vegas (CNLV) ; Clark County (CC) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.1.4

Preserve and enhance historic neighborhoods and allow appropriate infill and enhancements that can support the neighborhood's economic development.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of North Las Vegas (CNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.1.5

Develop and build upon existing programs to promote reinvestment in business districts through sweat equity and volunteerism to create gathering spaces, improve safety, and stabilize neighborhoods.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
2.1.6

Study market readiness and redevelopment potential for deteriorated commercial areas and underutilized strip retail developments.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
2.1.7

Work with rural communities and small towns to implement economic development goals where comparative advantages align better than in urban areas of Clark County.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Economic Development Administration (EDA) ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    LVGEA works regularly with rural municipalities on economic development goals; City of Mesquite's recreation master plan in CEDS; LVGEA working with Mesquite on Exit 118 plan and sports complex development

Objective 2.2

Develop and expand community-based economic development and reinvestment to support vibrant, transit-supported mixed-use districts throughout the Region.

Sub-Objectives
2.2.1

Identify placemaking improvements, regulatory changes and design standards to increase customer draw in areas with a unique flair (arts, antiques, international appeal, family-oriented, etc.).

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
2.2.2

Develop strategies to better connect residential demand with local commercial services and products to reduce retail leakage.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
2.2.3

Identify, adopt and support programs that aid in the revitalization of local business districts, such as the arts district in downtown Las Vegas and areas with active business associations.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County (CC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    CLV, COH, CNLV offer RDA redevelopment incentives in urban core

Improve Economic Competitiveness & Education Goal 3

Enhance the role of small businesses and entrepreneurs as leaders in economic diversification and revitalization.

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Objective 3.1

Determine the building and space needs of entrepreneurs and startups to embolden existing small businesses to participate in revitalization.

Sub-Objectives
3.1.1

Identify neighborhoods that are well positioned to attract businesses from specific sectors and develop place-based strategies, cluster training, and workforce outreach efforts around those areas to reduce commute times and connect local residents to job opportunities.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation (DETR) ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Implementation Activities: City of North Las Vegas (CNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.1.2

Identify target industry locational needs, determine which industries are most likely to be successful in infill development, and develop a strategy to promote new development that accommodates them.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.1.3

Assess potential and support for locally-owned business preferences, including co-working spaces.

Lead Organization: Private Sector and Professional Associations
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; State Agencies ; Education and Research Partners
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
3.1.4

Expand and pursue public market concepts that allow flexibility for a diverse range of businesses including micro-business, farmers markets, or public markets through a public-private partnership.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies ; United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Jurisdictions have changed zoning to allow farmers markets
3.1.5

Provide tools and technical assistance to business districts to help increase their market draw.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Implementation Activities: Clark County (CC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.1.6

Encourage the development of "third places," such as coffee shops or bars, essentially locations outside of work and home for people to meet and exchange ideas or work in a space with access to basic services such as WIFI at no charge, that help foster entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Improve Economic Competitiveness & Education Goal 4

Support the educational system and learning environments through thoughtful land-use and transportation planning.

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Objective 4.1

Prioritize the school environment for children, encouraging development that better supports existing schools.

Sub-Objectives
4.1.1

Explore community-based approaches to educational improvement and reform that focuses on improving the educational and developmental outcomes of children and youth in distressed communities, paying special attention to access to free preschools and all-day kindergarten.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County School District (CCSD)

Time Frame: Mid Term
4.1.2

Support updates to land-use plans based on the preferred land-use alternative, emphasizing relationships between revitalization, urban infill and education.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County School District (CCSD)

Time Frame: Mid Term
4.1.4

Partner with Safe Routes to Schools to integrate safe walking and biking routes in new development areas to make neighborhoods more attractive. Prioritize investments that improve multi-modal school access.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County School District (CCSD)

Time Frame: Short Term
4.1.6

Review the impacts of restrictive zoning on the educational system. (Restrictive zoning refers to zoning that limits the types or form of development in a specific area. For instance, development of higher density buildings may be banned in certain areas of the community.)

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 4.2

Work closely with the Clark County School District Real Property Management Division, local governments and developers to develop thoughtful school and service siting criteria.

Sub-Objectives
4.2.1

Work with the Clark County School District to prioritize repurposing and rehabilitation of deteriorating schools, especially in neighborhoods near the Opportunity Sites.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Boulder City (BC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Through the use of Redevelopment Agency funds, CCSD and local governments are able to provide dollars to help rehabilitate schools in urban cores
4.2.2

In the spirit of collaboration, research legislative changes (local, state and federal) necessary to allow the School District more flexibility with facility use and management with particular consideration for the role of regulations affecting Recreation & Public Purposes Act leases and BLM land and related impacts on schools on BLM property.

Lead Organization: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame:
4.2.3

Consider changes to school design, including building schools with multiple stories and locating schools in infill areas, and consider repurposing commercial or vacant big-box retail spaces into schools.

Lead Organization: Education and Research Partners
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of North Las Vegas (CNLV) ; Clark County School District (CCSD)

Time Frame: Long Term
4.2.4

Continue to strengthen the relationship between the CCSD and local governments to achieve shared goals for effective learning environments and educational performance.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
4.2.7

Implement the RTC's Regional Schools Multimodal Transportation Access Study to improve safety for children and promote a better overall environment near schools.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
4.2.8

Collaborate with the Clark County School District, local governments and the RTC to address school siting requirements, including, but not limited to, separation of uses near planned school sites and bus access.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
4.2.9

Promote the need for schools to be located adjacent to public facilities and Pre-K, health, social and educational services that support healthy families.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
4.2.10

Elevate the importance of school siting as a strategic education and economic development initiative with the building and development industry, business community, local chambers and other stakeholders.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
4.2.11

Co-locate schools and other learning facilities and community resources to capitalize on community skill sets and knowledge.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Long Term

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 1

Stabilize and strengthen existing neighborhoods through placemaking improvements.

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Objective 1.1

Increase neighborhood engagement

Sub-Objectives
1.1.1

Working with local jurisdiction code enforcement and outreach coordinators, develop neighborhood outreach plans to address community issues and provide resources for homeowner investments.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.1.2

Continue to reach out to key landowners and developers to gain support for the preferred land use map and to coordinate redevelopment of key sites.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.1.3

Foster new relationships between neighborhood leaders and businesses to identify incentives for businesses to support neighborhood identity and commitment.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 1.2

Develop housing and employment in mixed-use transit-oriented neighborhoods near job centers, schools and other services.

Sub-Objectives
1.2.1

Develop regional goals and standards that aim to reduce transportation costs and provide increased mobility in neighborhoods to everyday amenities, such as grocery stores, offices and schools.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.2.2

Consider development standards to reduce impediments to pedestrian access, such as block walls, cul-de-sacs, fencing and other obstacles that require the unnecessary use of a vehicle to travel short distances to otherwise adjacent uses, or consider including pedestrian access in the subdivision approval process.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: Clark County (CC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.2.3

Develop a toolkit, in collaboration with area economic development and real estate organizations and other institutions, that supports mixed-use development.

Lead Organization: SNS Project Team
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Complete
1.2.4

Identify opportunities to implement applicable incentives, including tax credits and other programs to support catalytic mixed-use projects.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.2.5

Partner with local healthcare and educational institutions to encourage the development of attractive, high-quality housing, and supporting businesses and services that support and are supported by higher education, medical or hospital districts.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Las Vegas (CLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.2.6

Encourage common licensing and development policies among local governments.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 1.3

Initiate redevelopment activities along transit corridors that enhance ridership, promote livability, and develop community character.

Sub-Objectives
1.3.1

Identify and fund infrastructure investments that enable and support increased housing and employment density along key transit corridors, such as those described in the Regional Plan.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNRHA)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Long Term
1.3.2

Provide technical assistance to local jurisdictions, such as model zoning overlays, for transit-oriented development.

Lead Organization: Federal Agencies
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Las Vegas (CLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.3

Pursue a pilot program to purchase deteriorated homes and redevelop them into public amenities, such as parks, to curb the process of deterioration of aging neighborhoods and attract additional reinvestment.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations:
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Long Term
1.3.4

Reduce negative impacts associated with redevelopment, such as displacement, by working closely with community members and developers to plan for a range of housing products for all stages of life and incomes.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.5

Work with local governments and redevelopment agencies to acquire key parcels for transit-oriented development.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Long Term
1.3.6

Increase or develop incentives on land use (e.g., FAR increases, parking reductions, etc.) to attract more compact development and allow the efficient movement of pedestrians, bicyclists, buses and motor vehicles within, to and through the area.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: Clark County (CC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.3.7

Consider revising and adopting minimum parking standards.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations:
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 2

Encourage an adequate supply of housing with a range of price, density, ownership, size and building types.

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Objective 2.1

Maintain an adequate supply of land with flexible zoning designations to meet the anticipated housing demand.

Sub-Objectives
2.1.1

Establish and maintain a regional forecast of housing needs and set periodic goals for housing supply, based on population projections.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
2.1.3

Educate elected officials, citizen organizations and the public on the housing needs and diversity of Southern Nevada's residents, and create a plan to provide quality housing for all residents regardless of income or stage of life.

Lead Organization: SNS Project Team
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNRHA)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Complete
2.1.4

Support rural communities and small towns to ensure long-term economic sustainability.

Lead Organization: Federal Agencies
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.1.5

Encourage updates to the housing elements of local master plans to align with housing demand.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County (CC)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 2.2

Develop housing to meet the needs of workers in future industry sectors

Sub-Objectives
2.2.1

Diversify housing options to meet the needs of local talent and the workforce. Increase the supply of high quality multi-family (condominium) housing in the Region's commercial cores and mixed-use commercial areas.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Long Term

Objective 2.3

Consider the needs of residents with low mobility and/or disabilities

Sub-Objectives
2.3.1

Research and analyze the needs of people with limited mobility, including identifying where they currently live, what types of housing products and community features they need, and ideal locations for improvements in order to increase self-sufficiency and integration with the community.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Southern Nevada Home Builders Association (SNHBA) ; Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNRHA)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Paratransit and Specialized Services
    -Paratransit identified themselves as taking a lead role in the research and analysis of the needs of people with limited mobility.
    -The Mobility Training Center (MTC) includes programs like Seniors on the Go (SOTG) and disabled advocacy groups, the RTC will work with these groups to develop training programs for fixed route usage.
    -A "practice" house located in the MTC is used to work with the visually impaired on life skills.
    -A CCSD program has been developed to train teachers that work with special needs kids.
    -The RTC would be involved with the internal layout of the development of the live-work center for the Opportunity Village Community Living Centers, where anyone can live.
    -Fixed route planning has already been contacted about bus stop locations around the development project.
2.3.2

Create development incentives for new residential construction and to rehabilitate existing housing to meet universal and visitability design standards.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Southern Nevada Home Builders Association (SNHBA)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.3.3

Support existing boards and committees to evaluate plans, codes and policies to ensure that the needs of individuals with disabilities are addressed as part of the approval process.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    MPO-Engineering will support this objective.

Objective 2.4

Develop low-income and workforce housing in neighborhoods across the region.

Sub-Objectives
2.4.1

Encourage local governments to adopt land use, building codes, and zoning regulations that allow a mix of housing types that serve people from a variety of income levels, including single-family homes, cottage homes, townhomes, condominiums and apartments.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of North Las Vegas (CNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.4.2

Consider developing standards to allow for micro-units (200--400 square feet per person) that allow reasonable rents for low-income people and remove inefficient use of space in traditional homes.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.4.3

Work with for-profit and non-profit developers to encourage new mixed-income developments across the Region that can provide easy access to employment centers, family support systems, shopping, public transportation and recreational facilities.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.4.4

Conduct outreach with local businesses to develop Employer Assisted Housing (EAH) programs in which major employers provide incentives for their employees to live nearby.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.4.6

Pursue grants and other sources of funding such as HOME Investment Partnership funds to rehabilitate affordable housing for rent or homeownership, including performing energy upgrades on homes to meet local codes and home energy rating improvements.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Education and Research Partners ; Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    City of Henderson received Low-Income Housing Trust funds and Welfare Set-Aside funds from the NV Housing Div to provide affordable housing units (2017); City of Henderson using HUD HOME Investment Partnerships Program and Community Housing Development Organization. and HOME State funds to provide loan to Habitat For Humanity to build affordable housing units (2017); HOME Investment Partnership funds used to fund affordable properties throughout Southern Nevada; Nevada HAND utilized HOME, CDGB, and LIHTC for Boulder Pines affordable development

Objective 2.5

Educate and inform the population regarding housing choice, needs and rights

Sub-Objectives
2.5.1

Support the findings of the Regional Analysis of Impediments through continued engagement of housing and planning stakeholders and outreach with homeowner associations, multi-family property owners and residents to provide information on the Fair Housing Act, ADA, and rights of residents. (A Regional Analysis of Impediments is a housing analysis that assesses barriers to fair housing choice.)

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNRHA)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
2.5.3

Develop new lines of communication with residents to inform them of their rights and how they can deal with housing challenges (e.g., code enforcement, creation of neighborhood associations, contact numbers and offices if they feel there are issues, no retribution options, etc.).

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Education and Research Partners
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 3

Support access to healthcare, healthy food, parks and community services.

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Objective 3.1

Developing new partnerships to enhance access to healthcare and community services.

Sub-Objectives
3.1.1

Develop public-private partnerships to encourage the development of primary care offices, healthcare and health-related facilities, especially in mixed-use areas that are currently underserved, and areas that are well-served by transit.

Lead Organization: Las Vegas Health Education Advocacy Leadership of Southern Nevada(Las Vegas HEALS)
Supporting Organizations: Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation (DETR) ; Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC)
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Paratransit and Specialized Services
    Helping Hands and Goodwill Services meeting to be conducted to share transit options.
3.1.2

Encourage the co-location of healthcare and behavioral health services to increase access to care, potentially within a "one-stop shop" or resource center for all types of social services, including an employment opportunity center.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.1.3

Work with the healthcare industry to promote community wellness, and become partners with municipalities to build "healthy communities" like those championed by the Centers for Disease Control.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.1.4

Partner with organizations that are promoting wellness programs and working to reduce obesity and childhood obesity.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    COH received Invest Health Grant to provide resources, such as healthy food options, to at-risk residents; Partners for a Healthy Nevada (PHN) is Southern Nevada’s official obesity prevention coalition; niversity of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE), Green Our Planet, Create A Change Now, and the American Heart Association have school garden/wellness programs or work closely with school wellness coordinators; Southern Nevada Health District is developing tools/resources for school wellness coordinators to support implementation of the CCSD student wellness regulation; Clark County's obesity rates are lower than national average

Objective 3.2

Research emerging issues and develop partnerships to improve access to affordable and healthy food options.

Sub-Objectives
3.2.2

Support and coordinate with organizations working to increase access to healthy food options, including Southern Nevada Health District, including Southern Nevada Health District, Southern Nevada Food Council and the School of Community Health Sciences at UNLV, to identify underserved areas that could support healthy food outlets, urban agriculture, community gardens and farmer's markets.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: College of Southern Nevada (CSN) ; Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Education and Research Partners ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA) ; Nevada State College (NSC) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) ; State Agencies ; Three Square Food Bank ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 3.3

Prioritize access to parks, trails, open space, recreational facilities, and opportunities for physical exercise.

Sub-Objectives
3.3.1

Work with the National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program to request their assistance in developing community-led parks and other community gathering spaces, especially prioritizing underserved areas.

Lead Organization: Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; National Parks Service (NPS) ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.3.2

Identify vacant or underutilized land with low-income, at-risk or underserved communities that can be repurposed for public spaces.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of Las Vegas (CLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.3.3

Develop an action plan to increase park accessibility for areas that are underserved.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: National Parks Service (NPS) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of Las Vegas (CLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.3.4

Promote a development pattern that provides direct pedestrian-friendly connections to parks and open space between low-income, at-risk or underserved communities.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: National Parks Service (NPS) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.3.5

Encourage adoption of ordinance/code changes to ensure developments dedicate open space or pay impact fees to a regional parks and open space fund.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: National Parks Service (NPS) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.3.7

Support Outside Las Vegas Foundation's efforts to maintain trails and provide education on existing trails in the region.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.3.8

Support the planning and development of the Vegas Valley Rim Trail connecting neighborhoods to open spaces.

Lead Organization: Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.3.9

Develop and adopt uniform design and maintenance standards for trails and bike lanes.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    Developed Uniform Standard Drawings for Complete Streets.

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 4

Improve neighborhood safety and protect residents from the harmful effects of pollution and hazardous materials.

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Objective 4.1

Increase safety of neighborhoods, parks and open spaces.

Sub-Objectives
4.1.1

Initiate and expand existing community organizing programs and/or street crime prevention programs to build neighborhood pride and increase crime prevention awareness.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Law Enforcement Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
4.1.2

Encourage the use of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) practices.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Law Enforcement Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County (CC) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
2 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    MPO-Engineering will partner with Transit Amenities to incorporate this objective at bus stop locations.
  • Transit Amenities
    -The department is looking into alternative shelter design factors such as retrofitting shelters with solar lighting packages.
    -Maintenance to amenities is conducted in-house and cleaning services through contracts.
4.1.3

Pursue the creation of community development organizations and community development efforts to ensure there are nonprofit organizations based in local neighborhoods working to build safety, community pride, and reinvestment projects.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Las Vegas (CLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
4.1.4

Replicate successful local and national examples of community-based partnerships with law enforcement to improve safety in communities experiencing high crime rates.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 4.2

Develop policies to promote environmental health of housing.

Sub-Objectives
4.2.1

Educate property owners pursuing new developments and home renovations about the benefits of using low or non-toxic materials such as low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paint and carpet, and other strategies to improve indoor air quality. Create healthy building material checklists and fact sheets that can be provided to property owners and contractors when applying for building permits.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
4.2.2

Encourage new development to incorporate project design features and guidance for building orientation to create areas for community interaction, maximize solar access, provide passive solar heating during cool seasons, and minimize heat gains during hot periods.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
4.2.3

Partner with Nevada Healthy Homes Partnership, EnergyFit Nevada, UNLV, state/county agencies, and EPA to provide education and technical assistance to improve health and comfort, especially to reduce mold and lead hazards and increase air quality standards in residential, office and commercial land uses.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
4.2.4

Partner with EnergyFit Nevada and the Asthma Coalition to promote education on asthma, allergy and other breathing disorder triggers caused by pollutants in homes.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 4.3

Protect community members from the harmful effects of pollution and hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and environmental contamination.

Sub-Objectives
4.3.1

Reduce or eliminate the use of pesticides and herbicides on public properties that negatively impact human health, especially in parks and publicly accessible open spaces.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
4.3.2

Avoid locating new schools, childcare centers and senior housing in proximity to sources of pollution (e.g., truck routes and busy roadways) or near existing businesses that handle toxic materials. Where such uses are located in proximity to sources of air pollution or toxic materials, use building design, construction safeguards and technology techniques to mitigate the negative impacts of hazardous materials and/or air pollution on indoor air quality.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies ; United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 4.4

Prioritize the cleanup and reuse of brownfield and grayfield sites.

Sub-Objectives
4.4.1

Remediate EPA/state/locally-identified brownfield sites to prevent further pollution and to utilize land for other uses.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County (CC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
4.4.2

Develop area-wide plans and specific implementation strategies for integrating the cleanup and reuse of brownfield and grayfield sites into neighborhood revitalization efforts.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
4.4.3

Provide incentives for private sector cooperation to reduce the creation of hazardous wastes, the cleanup of brownfield sites, and the return of land to productive uses.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Nevada Department of Environmental Protection has funds it can grant for brownfields cleanup (private sector eligible for funds); U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has several programs that provide grants/loans for brownfield cleanup; Southern Nevada has received EPA assessment and cleanup grants
4.4.4

Establish appropriate measures for long-term environmental protection of previous brownfield sites.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 5

Promote resource-efficient land use and development practices.

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Objective 5.1

Promote sustainability in housing in the region to ensure a durable housing supply that will reduce housing costs for homeowners and renters.

Sub-Objectives
5.1.1

Promote and incentivize quality housing design that meets the needs of its users, enhances the neighborhood, and is built to last.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.1.2

Promote the rehabilitation of existing residential and commercial properties and energy efficiency standards to reduce the negative impacts of new development.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Nevada Energy (NV Energy) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Southwest Gas
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.1.3

Promote the use of residential solar installations and passive design techniques.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Nevada Energy (NV Energy) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Southern Nevada Home Builders Association (SNHBA) ; Southwest Gas
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.1.4

Promote energy efficiency audits as a real estate industry standard and develop an associated financing mechanism for the purchase of homes meeting a designated standard.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.5

Expand energy-efficient housing choices that move the community toward NetZero homes.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.6

Encourage adoption of energy code to increase NetZero homes.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.7

Develop incentive programs to identify inefficient housing stock and to retrofit older residential housing to achieve energy efficiency standards.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.1.8

Expand incentive programs, such as EnergyFit Nevada, that install high-quality, high-efficiency building technologies and assist homeowners in understanding how to make their homes more energy-efficient through energy assessments and financing/rebate options.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    ImpactNV promotes and performs home energy efficiency audits – 3,405 audits have been completed in Southern Nevada (as of current) through contract with NV Energy for the Powershift Home Energy Assessment program; ImpactNV also educates customers on rebate programs available through the utility companies and the state for making retrofits and upgrades more affordable; Governor's Office of Energy continues to offer H.E.R.O.S. and DEAL program
5.1.9

Expand existing programs that assist in the production of Energy Star and LEED homes, such as those built by Habitat for Humanity for affordable housing.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.10

Educate homebuilders, renters and homebuyers of the importance of shade near and around homes for additional energy conservation in the summer.

Lead Organization: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.1.11

Collaborate with subject matter experts and advocacy groups to foster sustainable communities and exhibit leadership in sustainable practices.

Lead Organization: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.12

Grow and encourage use of EnergyFit Nevada's low interest loan funds for home energy upgrades.

Lead Organization: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    EnergyFit Nevada’s low interest loan funds have been largely expended; ImpactNV is working with an A/C company to offer rebates for residents on higher efficiency A/C unit upgrades and replacements with the small amount of remaining loan funds; Current loan program available to state employees through the Governor’s Office of Energy

Objective 5.2

Minimize air pollutant emissions from stationary sources to reduce emissions and improve air quality to meet or exceed national ambient air quality standards and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Sub-Objectives
5.2.1

Encourage adoption of ordinance or other code changes to promote the use of Air Quality Impact Analyses for certain types and sizes of land developments, including industrial developments.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.2.2

Encourage adoption of ordinance or other code to limit the use of solvents and aerosol sprays for painting and dry cleaning.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.2.3

Support and expand programs that incentivize electric-powered lawn equipment instead of mowers with gasoline motors.

Lead Organization: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.2.4

Promote natural spaces, particularly native trees, which are proven to counter poor air quality by absorbing greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and other pollutants.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.2.5

Support transit and land-use improvements and amenities that make walking and biking short distances viable, to further reduce carbon emissions.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 5.3

Support compact development and regulations that help the Southern Nevada Water Authority achieve water conservation goals and encourage reduction in water consumption.

Sub-Objectives
5.3.1

Support a variety of regulations by local governments to promote efficient use of water resources (e.g., turf restrictions, plumbing code requirement for high efficiency fixtures, etc.).

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.3.2

Continue to encourage the use of incentives to manage and reduce overall water use (e.g., providing rebates on water efficient technologies program).

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    SNWA rebates for businesses include the Water Smart Landscapes rebate, Smart Irrigation Controller Rebate Coupon, and Water Efficient Technologies incentive program; The Water Smart Landscape Rebate offers businesses money for removing grass and replacing it with water-efficient landscaping; SNWA offers financial incentives to commercial and multifamily property owners who install water-efficient devices and fixtures through the Water Efficient Technologies program; SNWA provided more than 5,000 conservation rebates saving the community over 320 million gallons per year in last year
5.3.3

Continue and expand education and outreach programs to improve water efficiency (e.g., school programs) and reduce water consumption during peak usage times of day and year.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    SNWA Water Smart commercials; Water usage restrictions instituted by SNWA and jurisdictions to limit use during peak times; SNWA created youth education program that provides training materials to teachers to inform youth on water issues; SNWA Youth Advisory Council allows high school students to provide perspective on water issues; SNWA Deputy Drip presentations available to K-2 students; SNWA Desert Discovery newsletter free to elementary schools; SNWA Water Education Institute offers teachers PDE credits
5.3.4

Consider local government adoption of ordinance or other code restricting water usage during peak usage times of day and year to enhance enforcement efforts.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.3.5

Continue SNWA, Las Vegas Valley Water District and local government adoption of progressive/tiered water pricing structure based on quantity and use.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Short Term
5.3.6

Encourage all new golf courses to use recycled water and submit drought-tolerant landscape and irrigation plans.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Short Term
5.3.7

Objective 5.4

Increase water quality and decrease wastewater and dry weather urban runoff while encouraging recycled water reuse strategies.

Sub-Objectives
5.4.1

Support the Clark County Flood Control District's Stormwater Quality Management Committee's adopted Stormwater Management Plan to promote site design standards in large parking lots, such as depressed medians, buffer strips, porous paving and minimized parking standards.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Clark County Regional Flood Control District (CCRFCD) ; Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
5.4.2

Encourage adoption of ordinance or other code for new and existing commercial businesses with water intensive uses that regulate/restrict water usage and provide other minimum standards. For example, consider requiring commercial car washes to recycle water on-site or send it to a wastewater treatment facility, where it can be cleaned and returned to the water cycle.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.4.3

Promote sustainable water practices among businesses, such as dry cleaners, gas stations, hotels and other similar uses.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Short Term
5.4.4

Work toward meeting or surpassing federal, state and local water quality requirements.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Long Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Southern Nevada's municipal water supply meets or surpasses all federal Safe Drinking Water Act Standards.

Objective 5.5

Promote energy efficiency to reduce regional and local energy demand.

Sub-Objectives
5.5.1

Encourage energy-efficient new home construction to meet or exceed energy efficiency standards.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Encouraged by Green Chips, ULI, and USGBC; SNHBA re-launched the Southern Nevada Green Building Partnership program, which promotes energy efficient and environmentally sensitive homebuilding in Las Vegas - SNGBP includes an “Above Code Program,” which allows builders to construct homes that exceed the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
5.5.3

Establish a regional Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program to assist commercial, industrial and multi-family property owners' access to affordable, long-term financing for smart energy upgrades to their buildings.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.5.4

Promote the use of electric vehicles in local and state government fleets.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Las Vegas (CLV) ; Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.5.5

Incentivize the construction of electric vehicle charging stations in local government zoning codes by offering parking reductions and other zoning-related incentives.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Las Vegas (CLV) ; Clark County (CC) ; Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Short Term
5.5.6

Expand incentive programs to include retrofits for existing commercial and residential structures for both energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Short Term
5.5.7

Develop shared renewable energy and energy-efficient models for higher density neighborhoods and public spaces, such as solar charging stations and NetZero cooling stations.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 5.6

Increase supply of regionally generated solar energy.

Sub-Objectives
5.6.2

Encourage all new commercial and residential construction to allow for solar energy connections.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Southern Nevada Home Builders Association (SNHBA)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.6.3

Develop campaign to educate local governments and HOAs on Nevada Revised Statute 278.0208, which prohibits the unreasonable restricting of systems for obtaining solar energy.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.6.4

Implement a green energy program that allows customers, both commercial and residential, to opt into purchasing clean energy from the local utility providers.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.6.5

Incentivize utility-scale renewable energy projects

Lead Organization: State Agencies
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Long Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Governor's Office of Energy incentives large-scale solar through its Renewable Energy Tax Abatement Program; Three large-scale projects received tax abatements in Clark County
5.6.6

Incentivize solar thermal on existing residential buildings measured by existing goals established by Southwest Gas for solar thermal installations.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Federal Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.6.7

Promote the adoption of legislation to allow small distributed generation sale of power and point-of-sale regulations to allow homeowners the ability to sell power back to their respective service company.

Lead Organization: State Agencies
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 5.7

Develop guidelines for the preservation of view corridors, and protection and restoration of natural resources.

Sub-Objectives
5.7.1

Coordinate conservation and development of natural resources by establishing a regional entity that represents the views of the federal, state, and local agencies involved in these efforts, including private and non-profit agencies.

Lead Organization: Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.7.2

Maintain the publicly available database to showcase the Region's network of park, trails and open space amenities.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Southern Nevada Health District hosts a parks/trail finder tool under the Neon to Nature banner (interactive online map and app); Clark County shares map of parks, trails, open spaces in county; Cities of Henderson, Las Vegas, and North Las Vegas also publish maps of their parks and trails
5.7.3

Implement the SNRPC Regional Open Space Plan to conserve areas for their value as open spaces and acquire public recreation access to public lands.

Lead Organization: Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.7.4

Incorporate xeriscaping and native/ adaptive landscaping from the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC) plant list into public agency design standards for trails, roadways, and other public rights-of-way.

Lead Organization: Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    The RTC's Complete Streets Policy references xeriscaping and native/adaptive landscaping from the SNRPC plant list.
5.7.5

Create incentives to encourage use of native plant materials in meeting the landscape code through outreach programs for developers, designers, engineers and contractors.

Lead Organization: Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 5.8

Increase regional solid waste recovery and reduce landfill contributions.

Sub-Objectives
5.8.1

Encourage franchise agreements to require single-stream recycling programs throughout the Region.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Republic Services
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    City of Las Vegas, City of North Las Vegas, City of Henderson, and Clark County all have single-stream recycling for single-family homes
5.8.2

Encourage franchise agreements to pilot and implement a composting program.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Republic Services ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.8.3

Introduce regional composting pilot program utilizing the EPA-supported best practices for establishing a composting program.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Republic Services ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN)

Time Frame: Short Term
5.8.4

Create an incentive-based program to promote regional recycling for both residential and commercial recycling based on case study research.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Republic Services
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term

Increase Transportation Choice Goal 1

Develop a modern transit system that is integrated with vibrant neighborhood and employment centers, better connecting people to their destinations.

View Objectives & Sub-Objectives

Objective 1.1

Work with the Regional Transportation Commission and other partners to develop a comprehensive transit master plan, which focuses on enhanced services that supplement existing routes.

Sub-Objectives
1.1.1

Pursue light rail and improved transit options in low and moderate income areas, including improvements to make walking and biking pleasant, safe and viable transportation options.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: Clark County (CC) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Long Term
4 Notes on this sub-objective
  • FAST
    -FAST will take a support role in the implementation of this objective.
    -Partnerships are in development with ride share companies (Uber and Lyft) to close the "one mile gap" to/from public transit.
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    MPO-Planning along with MPO-Engineering will take a lead role for the implementation of this objective.
  • General Management and Finance
    This topic is currently being discussed.
  • Mid 2017 Update
    RTC's "On Board" study underway - will identify potential high capacity transit corridors; RTC exploring light rail along Maryland Parkway corridor; Bicycle and pedestrian improvements are a major component to light rail/TOD infrastructure; SNS prioritizing eTOD to ensure displacement of low- and middle-income residents is minimal; Safety is key component in the RTC's updated Regional Transportation Plan; RTC's Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan (RBPP) includes recommendations for improvements across the region
1.1.2

Leverage recently completed transit infrastructure projects as a foundation to develop a comprehensive transit master plan.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.1.3

Incorporate land use, multi-modal transportation and air quality planning considerations into future updates of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) multi-modal transportation plan.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Long Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Planning
    The department is currently calibrating the Travel Demand Model with new functionalities to include specific information on employment areas, regional freight movement, and tweaks for transit sensitivities.
1.1.4

Develop implementation criteria by which future corridors will be prioritized including: potential ridership, economic development/Transit Oriented Development (TOD) potential, proximity to jobs, housing and education, enhanced quality of life, and integration with the bike and pedestrian network.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Las Vegas (CLV) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
3 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    MPO-Planning and Transit Planning will take a lead role, and MPO-Engineering will provide a support role for the implementation of this objective.
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Planning
    MPO-Planning is developing an interactive Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) viewer, which will allow the department to correlate data such as safety and congestion.
  • Transit Planning
    -Have identified and ranked 33 routes for improvements, which will be included in the 10-year plan.
    -Focus is on improving routes that provide economic sense, jobs and other benefits to include in the 10-year plan.
1.1.5

Develop a strategy to combine public input and best practices to support the decisionmaking process when considering the locations and alignments of multi-modal connections to the airport and other destinations.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Long Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    MetroQuest survey for the RTC's Regional Transportation Plan gathered more than 7000 responses; More than 4000 responses were gathered as part of the RTC's Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan; RTC's On Board public engagement has resulted in more than 10,000 survey responses (as of September); Public engagement on the RTC's Maryland Parkway study will be done following the release of the Environmental Assessment; In all instances, public input is used to inform projects
1.1.6

Continue to evaluate Maryland Parkway as a BRT or rail corridor under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), with consideration given to the implementation strategies identified in the Maryland Parkway Opportunity Site study.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: Clark County (CC) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Long Term
2 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    MPO-Engineering is leading the effort to evaluate Maryland Parkway as a transit corridor.
  • Mid 2017 Update
    NEPA expected to be completed and released by end of 2017
1.1.7

Identify lines that would have increased frequency, limited stops, express, bus rapid transit (BRT), and light rail services.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
4 Notes on this sub-objective
  • FAST
    New traffic cameras are being installed with projects such as the Flamingo Corridor Improvements to improve operations.
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Planning
    MPO-Planning will take part in the identification of lines that would be best suited to incorporate increased frequency, limited stops, and other transit services.
  • Transit Planning
    Currently identified in the High Capacity Transit Plan.
  • Mid 2017 Update
    RTC's "On Board" plan will identify potential high capacity transit lines
1.1.8

Designate a baseline transit network and set of operating standards that can serve as the foundation of the transit system.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.1.9

Improve the rider experience by locating stops away from adjacent travel lanes, offering robust lighting, and making other site considerations that maximize visibility and safety.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: Clark County (CC) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
3 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Paratransit and Specialized Services
    Paratransit is currently working on assessing locations to bus access, line of sight, stop placement and other elements in order to improve riders' experience.
  • Transit Amenities
    Shelters have been installed at every location where the Right of Way (ROW) easement is available.
  • Mid 2017 Update
    RTC's Transit Safety Study was updated in 2013; Bus shelters are being upgraded to RTC standards; Bus stops are being moved back 5 feet where possible; Bus shelter lighting is being retrofitted; Solar panels are being added to bus shelters; RTC Customer Satisfaction Index score in Ridership Survey is at all-time high (106.5) and has increased each of the past four surveys; By end of 2017, RTC will have pushed back all the shelters it can with the available right of way; RTC will continue working with private property owners to push back other shelters; RTC is currently investigating technology options to improve pedestrian safety, generated through a request for information (RFI) that was issued in the fall of 2016
1.1.10

Update design standards to create wider sidewalks with street trees, benches, trash receptacles, streetlighting, and other streetscape amenities along key transportation corridors to make walking to transit stops more welcoming for riders and to shield them from heat during extreme temperatures.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of Las Vegas (CLV) ; Clark County (CC) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
3 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    The Clark County Area Uniform Standard Drawings are actively revised to incorporate updated design standards for mobility, accessibility and safety considerations.
  • Paratransit and Specialized Services
    Mobility training, path of travel, and feedback from users is conducted to better document the path of travel.
  • Transit Amenities
    Involved with the design of the complete streets concept and most have been very receptive.
1.1.11

Coordinate with relevant agencies to pursue interstate regional passenger rail service.

Lead Organization: State Agencies
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Long Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Xpress West was selected as preferred operator of proposed rail; Nevada High Speed Rail Authority, formed in 2015, is tasked with facilitating the implementation of a high-speed rail system connecting southern California and southern Nevada
1.1.12

Identify and pursue the use of complementary alternative funding sources for mass transit improvements, including national public and private funds, and existing local and state funds that are intended for public purpose and positive outcomes in the areas of: economic development or growth; green infrastructure; environmental protection; land conversion; urban land development; access to jobs, housing and education for low or moderate income individuals (LMI); and public health.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Federal Agencies ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • General Management and Finance
    Partnerships with groups interested in education, brownfield development, and transit-oriented development will be sought.

Objective 1.2

Support safe neighborhood connections in marginalized communities.

Sub-Objectives
1.2.1

Analyze the feasibility of transit stations with bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure provisions adjacent to existing and future mixed-income developments.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.2.2

Consider partnerships between the RTC and private developers to create Park & Ride facilities in outlying areas that could provide access to express transit services and reduce travel time.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
2 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Club Ride
    Existing partnerships include: Eastside Cannery Casino Hotel, Eldorado Casino, College of Southern Nevada, Nevada State College, Cannery Casino and Hotel, Suncoast Hotel and Casino, and the Fiesta Rancho Hotel and Casino.
  • Mid 2017 Update
    RTC policy calls for partnerships with private developers with excess parking in the valley; Park & Ride locations include: Fiesta Henderson and Suncoast Casino
1.2.3

Ensure that transit amenities are supported by ADA/PROWAG-compliant pedestrian facilities, universal design, and adequate directional signage.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Paratransit and Specialized Services
    Awareness to the American Disabilities Act (ADA) needs should be brought up at mobility trainings.
1.2.4

Revise and develop bus stop/station design standards based on passenger volumes, locations, and other characteristics

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.2.5

Reduce the dependence on paratransit through facility enhancements and education about the transit system for people with disabilities or limited mobility.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
3 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Government Affairs, Media and Marketing
    -Promote and educate through the Mobility Training Center (MTC).
    -Through the MTC, multi-lingual messaging is standard in providing information to users.
  • Paratransit and Specialized Services
    Customers are the focus. The Mobility Training Center (MTC) is about community and improving transportation options and independence.
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Mobility Training Center developed by RTC to help Southern Nevadans, especially senior residents and persons with disabilities, learn how to best utilize RTC fixed route transit services, as well as obtain Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Paratransit certification; ADA qualified riders can ride fixed route for free; RTC is working to update and make shelters more accessible; RTC planning to launch TNC pilot for paratransit riders in late 2017

Objective 1.3

Support the RTC to secure funding for the expansion, operation and maintenance of transit systems and routes.

Sub-Objectives
1.3.1

Pursue funding opportunities for system completion, right-of-way acquisition, and implementation through federal, state, and local sources.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; State Agencies ; Federal Agencies ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.3.2

Identify and pursue creative funding strategies to better balance transportation investments between roadway, transit, bike and pedestrian improvements.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Federal Agencies ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 1.4

Integrate future land-use planning with existing and future transportation improvements

Sub-Objectives
1.4.1

Ensure coordination between local governments and the RTC to evaluate frequent service transit corridors for potential designation as Transit Oriented Development (TOD) areas.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Planning
    -The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is under development, which includes a survey to collect information on the millennial population, data analysis (including traffic safety), and the impacts of ride share options.
    -A Maryland Parkway Work Group has been formed.
1.4.2

Pursue an analysis of the economic benefits of transit to highlight the importance of fixed transit lines in economic development and redevelopment.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Transit Planning
    Currently identified in the High Capacity Transit Plan.
1.4.3

Consider using space/land dedications or impact fees for transit amenities that support employment centers, such as multi-modal centers, transit centers, bike lanes, etc.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.4.4

Tailor parking requirements to encourage more concentrated development in mixed-use areas, reflect actual demand, and increase development feasibility.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County (CC) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Planning
    Currently working with Clark County on the RTC Parking Demand Study that assesses the parking demand and verifies what locals need to match that demand. The study should consist of two phases.
1.4.5

Require interim sidewalks along incomplete roadways, when feasible.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Increase Transportation Choice Goal 2

Connect and enhance bike and pedestrian facilities throughout the region.

View Objectives & Sub-Objectives

Objective 2.1

Implement policies and design concepts that encourage safety and ease of movement for pedestrians and cyclists.

Sub-Objectives
2.1.1

Work with the RTC to implement a regional system of fully multi-modal interconnected arterial and local streets, pathways and bikeways that are integrated with public transit in order to increase mode share.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of North Las Vegas (CNLV) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Long Term
3 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    Ongoing effort for MPO-Engineering and Planning.
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Planning
    -Updating the bike/pedestrian plan.
    -Ongoing development on the Spencer Greenway bike and pedestrian trail.
    -School walk audits are being conducted. The City of North Las Vegas needs help in terms of more crossing guards.
  • Transit Amenities
    Developers construct pads and turnouts.
2.1.2

Enhance safety for marginalized groups, taking into consideration the particular needs of vulnerable populations, such as the homeless, unemployed, underemployed and other marginalized groups.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Transit Amenities
    Through the use of their website and mobile app, Transit Amenities has been working on enhancing the safety of its users while taking into consideration marginalized groups.
2.1.3

Ensure that information about transportation options is available and distributed in creative ways to promote and educate Southern Nevada's most vulnerable populations, such as homeless, unemployed, underemployed and other marginalized groups.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Club Ride
    -Club Ride targets employers rather than the individuals and participates in community outreach events (health fairs, vendor fairs, etc.) as a way to share information about different transportation options available.
    -Club Ride is open to help other population groups, but it is hard to verify their ridership for distribution of prizes.
2.1.4

Pursue a pedestrian safety study to identify priority locations with high pedestrian vehicle conflicts to focus retrofit plans, conduct an incident management analysis, and define crash hot spots.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of North Las Vegas (CNLV) ; Clark County (CC) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
3 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Transit Amenities
    Transit Amenities has been working with the Boulder Highway Coalition to identify pedestrian safety zones.
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    This study has been completed.
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Southern Nevada Transportation Safety Study completed in 2015 by RTC; RTC's Boulder Highway Study will examine pedestrian safety; Safety is a priority in the RTC's updated Regional Transportation Plan; RTC's Pedestrian Infrastructure Inventory & Analysis identidied hot spots and recommended improvement; RTC's crash report identifies hot spots and includes details on crashes
2.1.6

Work with local bike groups and transportation advocates to update the RTC's multi-modal transportation plan and identify strategies to increase safety and make walking and bicycling more viable as primary transportation modes.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
3 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Club Ride
    Club Ride will work with the Bicycle and Community Outreach Coordinator and follow up on what has already been accomplished in relation to this objective.
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Planning
    The department is working on an updated bike/pedestrian plan with school walk audits.
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Updated Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan aims to make walking and bicycling more viable as primary transportation modes; Bike Share launched in downtown Las Vegas; Bicycling & Pedestrian network was included in RTC's updated Regional Transportation Plan
2.1.7

Establish an off-street bicycle parking policy which considers security, placement, quality of facilities, and provision of signs directing bicyclists to the parking facilities.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Short Term
2 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Club Ride
    Club Ride will check with member employers to assess bike-friendly work environments (showers, lockers, etc.). The data collected will then be provided to the Bicycle and Community Outreach Coordinator.
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Clark County (CC), City of North Las Vegas (CNLV), and City of Henderson (COH) all incentize bike parking; CNLV and COH have required bike parking (for new development); RTC's Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan includes developing bike parking policy as a recommendation; CC Parking Study includes bike parking recommendations (though study has yet to be adopted)

Objective 2.2

Increase funding strategies for investments in the bicycle and pedestrian network.

Sub-Objectives
2.2.1

In coordination with Clark County School District (CCSD), support Safe Routes to Schools and identify funding sources for all aspects of Safe Routes to Schools programs.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
2 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Club Ride
    Club Ride will work with CCSD to sign up schools.
  • Mid 2017 Update
    RTC provides funding for Safe Routes to Schools program; FRI and CMAQ funds help fund aspects of program; Southern Nevada Health District also helps fund improvements
2.2.2

Develop financial or regulatory incentives for development projects that include multi-modal transportation infrastructure in low-income communities.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.2.3

Consider alternative funding sources to connect the bicycle and pedestrian network to the transit network.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of Las Vegas (CLV) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
2 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Club Ride
    Club Ride currently provides Easy Rider passes, payroll tax deductions, and monthly prizes, which can be considered as alternative funding sources for commuters.
  • General Management and Finance
    RTC's Bike Share system, being launched in late Summer 2016, will provide a self-service rental service of 180 bicycles with 18 stations in the first phase of the program.
2.2.4

Coordinate with and continue to support the Outside Las Vegas Foundation and the Regional Open Space and Trails Working Group to integrate priorities into local ordinances and/or comprehensive plans and support the development and funding of the trails system and supporting programs.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Boulder City (BC) ; City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.2.6

Promote educational opportunities to the local engineering and planning community on the role of design and land use in pedestrian safety, such as an educational event about how to repurpose right-of-way, and design streets and streetscapes as amenities.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workshop of SNRPC ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Increase Transportation Choice Goal 3

Develop a safe, efficient road network that supports all transportation modes.

View Objectives & Sub-Objectives

Objective 3.1

Establish a road network with improved and acceptable local and regional connectivity and traffic congestion levels.

Sub-Objectives
3.1.1

Evaluate planned transportation infrastructure to reflect the land use vision.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.1.2

Revise and adopt regional and local design standards to include multi-modal street design, safety and improved access management.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    The Clark County Area Uniform Standard Drawings are actively revised to incorporate updated design standards.
3.1.3

Pursue a regional policy change to require roadways to be designed for target speeds as recommended in the Complete Streets Design Guidelines for Livable Communities, based on the context of the corridor and overall safety and comfort of all users, including pedestrians and bicyclists, and require justification for all target design speeds and speed limits.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County (CC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.1.4

Consider the potential impacts of the development of the I-11 corridor currently being studied by the Arizona and Nevada Departments of Transportation.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Boulder City (BC) ; City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Long Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • FAST
    Deployment of ITS features such as cameras, fibers, and dynamic message signs for the I-11 corridor are being considered.

Objective 3.2

Overhaul design standards to support multiple modes and support healthy lifestyles, with special attention to the Regional's extreme summer temperatures.

Sub-Objectives
3.2.1

Working with local stakeholders, support more stringent criteria to justify roadway capacity expansion and ensure that any capacity expansions accommodate viable multi-modal transportation options.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • FAST
    Using crowd-sourcing apps (WAZE) to collect real-time travel data.
3.2.2

Ensure that all traffic studies provide a justification for roadway capacity and speed limit.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization-Planning
    -MPO-Planning is working towards 4 tiers of congestion management which include:
        +Encourage other methods of travel.
        +Providing alternative modes of transportation.
        +Managing existing roadways.
        +Adding more capacity.
    -The goal is to transition to something more quantitative to develop a new way of project prioritization.
3.2.3

Consider a regional review of RTC's TIP and local road CIPs to justify project needs.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.2.4

Promote "complete streets" cross section revisions whenever corridor reconstruction or reconfiguration occurs. Activities could include removing block walls, limiting cul-de-sacs, increasing sidewalk and bike lane widths, reducing curb cuts, and limiting driveways.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workshop of SNRPC ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Boulder City (BC) ; City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County (CC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Complete Streets cross sections are being implemented at various location where tradeoffs are minimal; City of North Las Vegas adopted a Complete Streets policy; City of Henderson's Master Transportation Plan promotes Complete Streets cross sections
3.2.5

Develop a road diet/retrofit plan for road networks in Southern Nevada to improve connectivity and access for multiple modes, starting with areas identified through the pedestrian safety study.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • FAST
    FAST will support this objective and bring assets along to help achieve it.
3.2.6

Develop neighborhood and regional connectivity ratios/standards.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workshop of SNRPC
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.2.7

Encourage the development of design standards and land use policies that require investments in low-income or at-risk communities to include the basic attributes such as sidewalks, adequate lighting, street trees, and other strategies to create walkable communities, with special attention to designing for shade and heat absorbent materials to provide respite to transit riders.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 3.3

Reduce transportation-related emissions of ozone and carbon monoxide.

Sub-Objectives
3.3.1

Consider collaborating with state regulatory agencies and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to strengthen the standard for vehicle emission.

Lead Organization: State Agencies
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Long Term
3.3.2

Reduce vehicle miles traveled to reduce mobile emissions and therefore improve regional air quality.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Long Term
2 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Club Ride
    -Club Ride takes a lead role on this objective.
    -To meet this objective Club Ride plans to sign up new employment centers and companies into the program.
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Annual vehicle miles traveled dropped 2.1% from 2014 to 2015 (most current data), according to NDOT report, which would correlate to a reduction in vehicle emissions; Annual percentage of "Good" air quality days (according to AQI) have increased since 2012, according to Clark County's Department of Air Quality
3.3.3

Promote responsible auto use, including refueling motor vehicles after sunset to prevent gasoline fumes from interacting with sunlight, and keeping vehicle engines finely tuned.

Lead Organization: State Agencies
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Federal Agencies ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term

Build Capacity for Education Goal 1

Continue to expand public engagement and equitable access to community engagement.

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Objective 1.1

Activate residents and business people in Southern Nevada Strong Regional Plan implementation.

Sub-Objectives
1.1.2

Connect people in every sector to actions they can take to support the policies and priorities in the Plan.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.1.3

Ensure that policymakers hear from all sectors of the community as they implement Plan policies by actively reaching out to those who do not traditionally participate in civic affairs.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.1.4

Incorporate grassroots activities into the strategies for activating residents.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.1.5

Ensure that all demographic sectors are involved in outreach activities.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; State Agencies ; Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.1.6

Explore employee engagement programs as a way to involve people in SNS.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.1.7

Reach out and interact with schools, including students, parents, PTA and others.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.1.8

Utilize a variety of outreach methods that bring engagement opportunities to residents, rather than requiring residents to attend large public events.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 1.2

Innovate and improve public-sector-led public engagement efforts.

Sub-Objectives
1.2.1

Develop and maintain partnerships with communities through formal and informal contact, including community leaders, established business groups, non profits and social service agencies.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.2.2

Keep people informed about the progress of the Regional Plan implementation and the benefits accruing to the region (broadcast, print and web media).

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.2.3

Establish mechanisms to ensure community input is received as implementation strategies are executed and new ideas are created.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.2.4

Develop and deploy a pool of communitybased liaisons to facilitate regular two-way communication between the public and decision makers to ensure Plan implementation is having the desired effects on the ground.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.2.5

Establish SNS kiosks in central locations that help promote messaging and help people stay up to date; use surveys to keep the site dynamic.

Lead Organization: SNS Project Team
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Complete
1.2.6

Use more photographs to help illustrate development and planning examples.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.2.7

Develop an education strategy to help improve community understanding of place types, placemaking and planning concepts (e.g., infill development).

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.2.8

Track and monitor commitments of SNS team and partners to conduct engagement activities.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.2.9

Emphasize implementation so that members see this as a Plan that will not just sit on the shelf.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    "Implementation" is a priority talking point for SNS; Implementation in emphasized in presentations and when engaging with media; SNS summit highlights implementation efforts and successes; Implementation Tracking Grapic

Objective 1.3

Ensure Southern Nevada remains a welcoming place for people from diverse backgrounds, future generations and with varying degrees of mobility and independence.

Sub-Objectives
1.3.1

As a global community with residents and visitors from all over the world, continue to promote the region's image as a welcoming place with a sense of pride and engagement in local decision making and for talent recruitment purposes.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.3.2

Employ go-to-them public engagement methods to reach a diverse range of residents.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; State Agencies ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.3

Tailor outreach and engagement methods based on what has worked well in the past, respecting the cultural, linguistic, temporal, and geographic preferences of a community, and the question, action or decision at hand.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; State Agencies ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.4

Use online methods and interactive tools to facilitate convenient, time-efficient participation.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.5

Foster a community "can-do" spirit through events and activities.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.6

Leverage bilingual community partners, volunteers and staff to provide information in target languages, and to convey a genuine celebration of a multi-cultural and socially equitable future.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.7

Support and connect existing committees working on the needs of people with disabilities to continue to conduct outreach and gather input on the needs of this target audience.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.9

Develop eligibility criteria for regional implementation money that includes equity considerations.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; State Agencies ; Federal Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.10

Identify community leaders and champions who will promote the SNS Plan and its implementation.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 1.4

Build understanding, expertise and leadership in community development.

Sub-Objectives
1.4.1

Seek out community grants for grassroots community organizing efforts to advance Regional Plan implementation.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.4.2

Provide training that helps residents build their organizing capacity. For example, provide training on how to move from an informal group of concerned citizens to an organized group or association, community-based organization, neighborhood association or multi-hub social network.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.4.3

Identify communities and organizations that are well-positioned to start, develop and grow community development corporations, organizations that focus on specific neighborhoods and often lead not-for-profit development efforts and provide affordable housing.

Lead Organization: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.4.4

Support all those who are working on implementing the Plan with materials, resources and up-to-date information.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.4.5

Consider providing small grants to neighborhood groups to support local implementation (e.g. community gardens).

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    CLV, COH, and CC offer community grants to neighborhood associations; COH obtained grant for a community garden in Pittman Neighborhood - will be operational Fall 2017

Objective 1.5

Develop an on-going communications strategy to keep the public informed and to generate interest, enthusiasm and confidence in the Plan.

Sub-Objectives
1.5.1

Ensure consistency in communication is maintained by preserving the project name, branding, imagery and adhering to brand guidelines in order to demonstrate to the public continuity in the project and a commitment to implementation.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.5.2

Develop relationships with key reporters and editors of local news outlets, including television, radio, newspaper, ethnic media, business press and online outlets.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.5.3

Create media-worthy public events that promote Plan objectives and goals.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.5.4

Create media opportunities for benchmark components and successful completion of specific Plan activities.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.5.5

Involve key stakeholders and elected officials in all media opportunities.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.5.6

Maintain proactive editorial calendar.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.5.7

Coordinate editorial board meetings on Plan implementation and development.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.5.8

Develop a network of supporters who will act as industry-specific experts and will speak to media and advocate to governmental and decision-making bodies on behalf of the Regional Plan.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Building Capacity for Implementation Goal 2

Work closely with member agencies and the RTC of SoNV to prioritize regional planning and enhance collaboration.

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Objective 2.1

Identify great regional planning mentors.

Sub-Objectives
2.1.1

Identify peer exchange opportunities and build relationships with a 'kitchen cabinet' of successful regional planning organizations.

Lead Organization: SNS Project Team
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Complete
2.1.2

Send RTC and member agency staff to attend capacity building training, workshops, and national conferences to build collaboration within and outside the region.

Lead Organization: SNS Project Team
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Complete

Objective 2.2

Clarify RTC's priorities in the Regional Plan and align complementary efforts to raise awareness and understanding.

Sub-Objectives
2.2.1

Ensure RTC staff and Board members have the opportunity to prioritize key implementation activities.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
2.2.2

Cultivate regional leaders and stakeholders to advocate for the Regional Plan concepts.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
2.2.3

Dedicate staff time and resources to allow ongoing regional collaboration.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 2.2

Sub-Objectives

Objective 2.3

Transition staff, project structure and stakeholder roles for successful communication, decision making and implementation in relation to the Regional Plan.

Sub-Objectives
2.3.1

Continue to build support for the Regional Plan with the RTC Board and member agency elected officials.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
2.3.2

Maintain project name, branding and brand guidelines to build on momentum and connect complementary efforts.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Project name and branding have been maintained by RTC; Complementary efforts, such as Henderson Strong, have utilized SNS brand
2.3.3

Identify additional stakeholders and project champions; develop new relationships and strengthen existing participation as the Region transitions to implementation.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
2.3.4

Convene regional partners from the public and private sectors on a regular basis to maintain support for implementation priorities and to share updates.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.3.5

Determine appropriate communication and decision making channels relating to Plan implementation. For example, consider nominating an Implementation Advisory Committee to oversee implementation, drawing from or consolidating the existing SNS Consortium Committee, Task Groups, and Working Group, and/or existing RTC stakeholder groups and committees.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 2.4

Integrate administration of the Regional Plan and updates with existing RTC structure and efforts.

Sub-Objectives
2.4.1

Update the Regional Plan, at a minimum, every 10 years with attention to incorporating input from the public, RTC member agencies and stakeholders and other boards who may need to adopt the Plan as a legislative requirement, such as the SNRPC.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Long Term
2.4.2

Provide access to the Regional Plan online and encourage member agencies and other partners to provide a link to the Plan on their respective websites.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
2.4.3

Update the SNS indicators annually or semi-annually to measure progress toward the Regional Plan vision and goals.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Indicators have been updated biannually (2012 and 2014); Staff in process of updating with 2016 data; SNS Indicators Dashboard was redesigned in 2017
2.4.4

Identify metrics or performance measures to align with goals for more precise monitoring as regional capacity and support for planning concepts continues to build.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 2.5

Work with State legislators and UNLV to heighten the role of planning and communicate the benefits of working regionally.

Sub-Objectives
2.5.1

Pursue an accredited planning program at UNLV.

Lead Organization: Education and Research Partners
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.5.2

Continue to brief state legislators on regional implementation work.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
2.5.3

Coordinate with local jurisdictions to explore state legislative initiatives that will remove obstacles and promote opportunities for implementation of the Regional Plan goals and objectives.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term

Building Capacity for Implementation Goal 3

Build experience and capacity in the regional plan concepts.

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Objective 3.1

Develop relationships with other regions to learn from their experience in regional plan implementation.

Sub-Objectives
3.1.1

Organize study tours with public and private sector leaders to other regions that have made strides in implementing their regional plans.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.1.2

Attend national and regional conferences on topics introduced through the Plan; participate in formal and informal information sharing with model agencies.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.1.3

Continue to share updates with local, regional and State agencies to align efforts and to achieve mutual priorities.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 3.2

Build capacity of the RTC and jurisdictional planning staff through professional development.

Sub-Objectives
3.2.1

Augment staff, resources and expertise on regional planning.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.2.2

Host capacity-building events regularly to maintain momentum and to continue to expose stakeholders to planning principles current research and best practices from other regions.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    SNS has hosted several events to build support for priority initiatives and share best practices; Examples include: Dace West eTOD event, EPA/Maryland Parkway events; TOD developers roundtable; EV Summit
3.2.3

Work with existing professional organizations to educate their memberships on innovative practices from other regions.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.2.4

Explore the concept of a fellowship program for planning professionals from other regions to work in Southern Nevada for a set period of time to encourage diversity of thoughts and ideas.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 3.3

Increase demand for and familiarity with alternative financing sources among real estate developers to build Plan-recommended products.

Sub-Objectives
3.3.1

Connect developers, builders and finance institutions to financing options and Plan-recommended products.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
3.3.2

Promote financing options through convenings, stakeholder meetings, and targeted industry marketing efforts.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
3.3.3

Actively recruit developers with proven experience in other markets.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
3.3.4

Host smaller, strategic networking events to connect developers and financing institutions through professional organizations or other networks.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.3.5

Market strategic sites, such as the Opportunity Sites (Maryland Parkway Corridor, downtown North Las Vegas and Boulder Highway at Gibson/Broadbent), to developers, investors, financing institutions, neighbors and others to share the vision and desire to work collaboratively on redevelopment.

Lead Organization: Clark County (CC)
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County (CC)

Time Frame: Short Term

Building Capacity for Implementation Goal 4

Develop local funding strategies to implement items with fiscal impacts

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Objective 4.1

Identify stable funding sources for Regional Plan staff.

Sub-Objectives
4.1.1

Work with local jurisdictions to identify the current jurisdiction-led activities that the RTC can shoulder and that the local jurisdictions can fund accordingly.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
4.1.2

Identify existing activities in the Region that could be folded into Regional Plan implementation.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 4.2

Cultivate understanding and support among constituents and voters for the Regional Plan.

Sub-Objectives
4.2.1

Continue to actively engage residents and business people in Plan implementation.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
4.2.2

Share updates frequently on community engagement accomplishments and outcomes.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 4.3

Develop funding sources for grants and matching dollars.

Sub-Objectives
4.3.1

Work with local partners to create funding sources for Opportunity Site evaluation.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    RTC exploring funding for high capacity transit (HCT) along Maryland Parkway corridor; SNS staff exploring funding for potential eTOD along Maryland Parkway; Boulder Highway being studied by RTC; SNS helped City of North Las Vegas apply for Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) grant; SNS helped Clark County apply for brownfield grants
4.3.2

Look for public-private partnership opportunities for Regional Plan implementation.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Building Capacity for Implementation Goal 5

Proactively seek external funding for plan implementation

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Objective 5.1

Enhance efforts to pursue private and federal funding to increase competitiveness with other states and regions.

Sub-Objectives
5.1.1

Pursue federal funding from the SCI partnership and reach out to other federal partners to determine how they can support implementation of the Regional Plan.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Brookings Mountain West ; Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
5.1.2

Work with organizations such as the Brookings Institute and the Nevada Community Foundation to increase competitiveness for federal funding and prioritize grant seeking at all levels of government.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    SNS partnered with the Nevada Community Foundation, Guinn Center, United Way of Southern Nevada, and State Grants Office to convene a workgroup of grants professionals to develop a strategic framework aimed at increasing the federal grant competitiveness in region; Strategy focuses on improving nonprofit organizational capacities and working to make federal grants a regional priority across sectors; John Hudak, a senior fellow at Brookings, was brought in to address the workgroup and speak to the importance of the federal grants issue
5.1.3

Increase coordination and data sharing with the State's Grant Management Office, as well as designees at each local government.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    SNS staff partnered with Grants Office and other community partners to develop of Federal Grants Strategic Framework; SNS is helping facilitate relationships between Grants Office and organizations/agencies in Southern Nevada; RTC/SNS coorindate regularly with local governments to share data
5.1.4

Tie eligibility criteria for state and federal dollars to the ability for the potential project to meet Regional Plan objectives.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.5

Enhance the accuracy, consistency, and timeliness of data reported to the federal government.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.6

Work with community leaders to increase their understanding and support of the Regional Plan.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.1.7

Dedicate staff time to grant-seeking and grant-writing to look for additional funding sources for Regional Plan implementation.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term

Improve Economic Competitiveness & Education Goal 5

Increase collaboration between the state government, local governments and the region’s higher education institutions to align economic development and education efforts.

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Objective 5.1

Partner with higher education institutions to support economic development.

Sub-Objectives
5.1.2

Collaborate with local higher education institutions to develop local revitalization and improvement efforts.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    UNLV was involved in the Infill Development Workgroup; UNLV is engaged in light rail discussion along Maryland Pkwy; Las Vegas Medical District redevelopment collaborative effort between UNLV, the City of Las Vegas, and Clark County
5.1.3

Align complementary plans, special area plans and incentives with regional target sector industries, such as medical districts.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of North Las Vegas (CNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.4

Consider public investment in a center for research and development, in partnership with area universities, hospitals, the LVGEA, and businesses that can be leveraged to promote investment and stimulate more collaboration.

Lead Organization: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Long Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    UNLV MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute; UNLV Harry Reid Research and Technology Park; UNLV Small Business Development Center; LVGEA launched its research center in fall 2016 to identify and support economic development and research opportunities