City of Las Vegas hosted a grand opening ceremony of the Historic Westside Design Center inside the Historic Westside School. In collaboration with the UNLV Libraries Oral History Research Center, the design center features a photo wall with historical timeline of the area. This center is part of the HUNDRED (Historic Urban Neighborhood Design Redevelopment) Plan in Action.
The HUNDRED Plan was developed in 2016 as a plan for community-led investment in the Historic Westside. Its vision is to make the Historic Westside to be a thriving district of African American culture in Las Vegas. It will be a unique place where the world will come together t live, work, visit, and ply, through the development of housing, local business, jobs, education, hospitality, and cultural pride.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was joined by Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, Congressman Steven Horsford, Councilman Cedric Crear, Commissioner William McCurdy, Brenda Williams, and Claytee White.
Last year, the Las Vegas City Council approved a contract with Gallagher & Associates, LLC. to develop a master plan for an African American Museum and Culture Center in the Historic Westside. The master plan is expected to be complete by the end of 2023.