Whatever happened to that homeless corridor gate, anyway?
The Las Vegas City Council approved the gate in August to buffer area businesses from what the city calls the “corridor of hope.” (City Council PowerPoint map)
Construction on a proposed gate to limit foot traffic on Foremaster Lane has been postponed until early 2019. The Las Vegas City Council voted Aug. 1 to erect a gate within the Homeless Corridor.
“We had to work through some underground utility issues that required some slight redesigns of the gate post locations,” says Jace Radke, a spokesman with the city.
City officials said the gate would help improve pedestrian safety in the area and was also needed as a component of the Courtyard Homeless Resource Center’s master plan. The gate would address concerns from surrounding businesses such as Anderson Dairy, which is across the street.
In the August City Council meeting, officials were told the gate would cost between $39,000 and $45,000. Radke says the postponement won’t increase the estimated cost.
The August motion passed 5-2. Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian voted against moving forward after Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada requested a 30-day abeyance.
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