SkyscraperCity banner

1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,486 Posts
Discussion Starter #1


Faraday gets OK to build rail spur for $1 billion electric car factory in North Las Vegas

Designs are underway for a 4-mile railway spur leading to the site of Faraday Future’s planned $1 billion factory site in North Las Vegas.

Construction could start by next year on the rail spur, which calls for linking an existing main railroad line to a 3-million-square-foot plant where Faraday plans to manufacture electric vehicles, said Fred Ohene, the commission’s deputy general manager.

Costs to build the spur are still being calculated, with completion expected by late 2018, Ohene said.
http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/economy/faraday-gets-ok-build-rail-spur-1-billion-electric-car-factory-north-las-vegas
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,486 Posts
Discussion Starter #4


URBAN SEED BREAKS GROUND AND PLANS TO REVOLUTIONIZE LOCAL FARMING

A new local company is betting that a go-big-or-go-home approach will revolutionize urban farming. Urban Seed Inc. broke ground July 29 on a farming facility just west of the Las Vegas Strip, a space that includes eight 6,400-square-foot greenhouses, offices, a production facility and an event space.

Urban Seed aims to be the premier source of locally grown, non-GMO fruits and vegetables for the flourishing culinary community in Las Vegas. The first crop will be available in the fall and include 20 varieties of produce such as strawberries, beets, lettuce and microgreens.

“Today I really feel that it is not just us as a team breaking ground as a new company, but breaking ground on a new industry that will change the face of Vegas and the way that we grow food,” said Rachel Wenman, Urban Seed’s vice president.
http://lasvegasweekly.com/intersection/2016/aug/02/urban-seed-sustainable-farming-breaks-ground-vegas/?_ga=1.158221626.1684481521.1416105941
http://lasvegassun.com/news/2016/aug/07/unifying-food-urban-seed-reinvents-farming-in-the/
 

·
can the can
Joined
·
1,144 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,486 Posts
Discussion Starter #6


IMAX films futuristic Hyperloop in North Las Vegas for movie about engineers

IMAX moviemakers are filming the futuristic Hyperloop under construction in North Las Vegas.

The revolutionary Hyperloop is designed to transport people and cargo in tube cars at a potential 760 mph — faster than commercial jets — using solar-powered electromagnetic motors.

Futurism supergenius Elon Musk launched Hyperloop with engineers from SpaceX and Tesla. The first successful use of its test tubes came in May. The company hopes to build a full line for cargo by 2019 and for passengers by 2021.
http://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/columns-blogs/doug-elfman/imax-films-futuristic-hyperloop-north-las-vegas-movie-about
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,486 Posts
Discussion Starter #7


Ainsworth Game Technology cuts ribbon on North American headquarters in Las Vegas

Gov. Brian Sandoval, Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak and large group of supporters of Ainsworth Game Technology celebrated the opening of the company’s 291,000-square-foot North American headquarters in Las Vegas on Friday.

On a warm fall morning, representatives of several government offices, the American Gaming Association, the National Indian Gaming Association and UNLV praised the Australian slot machine manufacturer and its 94-year-old founder, Len Ainsworth, thanking the company for adding the massive white building with a distinctive red A just off the 215 Beltway near Jones Boulevard.

The manufacturing area in the new building has eight production lanes and nine shipping bays to move product by truck or plane. Tickets on cabinets in the shipping area had products heading for Argentina and the Dominican Republic as well as California, Oklahoma and Reno.
http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/casinos-gaming/ainsworth-game-technology-cuts-ribbon-north-american-headquarters-las-vegas
http://lasvegassun.com/news/2016/sep/27/ainsworth-game-technology-opens-headquarters/
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,486 Posts
Discussion Starter #8


Developer of huge solar array near Tonopah wants to build 10 more

A California-based energy company announced plans Tuesday to build the world’s largest solar project in Nevada, a $5 billion endeavor involving at least 100,000 mirrors and 10 towers as tall as any building in the state.

SolarReserve’s Sandstone project would include up to 10 concentrated solar arrays, each equipped with a molten salt system capable of storing the sun’s energy to generate power after dark, CEO Kevin Smith said.

The company already has built one such array, the 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Plant, on 1,600 acres of federal land outside of Tonopah, 225 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The $1 billion array began delivering power to NV Energy late last year.
http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/energy/developer-huge-solar-array-near-tonopah-wants-build-10-more
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,486 Posts
Discussion Starter #9

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,486 Posts
Discussion Starter #10


California’s energy needs could boost Nevada

As part of a final push for clean energy in the remaining weeks of the Obama administration, the Department of the Interior approved a 728-mile power line Dec. 13 that will move wind energy from Wyoming to Southern Nevada. That wind power, which the federal agency says is enough to supply 1.8 million homes, could then be sold to Western states, especially California.

California is a key market for many clean-energy projects — even beyond its borders — because of its high renewables portfolio standard. Last year, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law requiring power providers to acquire 50 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2030.

“California needs a lot of renewable energy and cost-effective renewable energy,” said Kara Choquette, a spokesperson for the wind-energy transmission project, known as TransWest Express. She explained that delivery of thousands of megawatts from a wind farm in Southern Wyoming to existing energy infrastructure in Nevada will optimally position sales of electricity to a variety of Western customers, similar to the Hoover Dam. Even if TransWest Express does not deliver its power to Nevada households, the state could benefit from an economic standpoint. The $3 billion project, crossing 140 miles of Nevada land in Lincoln and Clark counties, is projected to bring 250 construction jobs and generate $24 million in tax revenue.
http://lasvegassun.com/news/2016/dec/26/californias-energy-needs-could-boost-nevada/
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,486 Posts
Discussion Starter #11


Hyperloop One plans full test at North Las Vegas site

Hyperloop One announced Tuesday that it will run a full test within the next three months at Apex in North Las Vegas.

“Bear in mind, the Wright brothers’ plane went for 120 feet (the first time it flew under its own power),” said Nick Earle, the company’s senior vice president of global field operations.

The test within the next three months will cover 500 linear meters, Earle said.
http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/hyperloop-one-plans-full-test-north-las-vegas-site
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,486 Posts
Discussion Starter #12


Faraday Future unveils speedy electric car at CES, plans to resume construction in NLV

The spot was selected by North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, who attended the event. Faraday broke ground on its $1.3 billion car factory in North Las Vegas’ Apex Industrial Park in April, and while it stopped construction to focus on building the FF 91, Sampson said Tuesday that he expects to construction to resume soon.

“Our refocusing is to ensure we bring a cutting-edge vehicle to a very dated system and show what we’re capable of,” Wheeler told the Associated Press. “We want to fully fulfill our promise to the state of Nevada” for the 3 million-square-foot facility.”

Faraday spokesman Richard Otto said with the revealing of the FF 91 complete, Faraday will resume construction “in early 2017.”

The 3.4 million-square-foot factory, set on 900 acres, was expected to create 4,500 full-time jobs in Clark County. Faraday was promised $335 million in combined tax and other incentives from Nevada.
http://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/jan/03/faraday-future-unveils-speedy-station-wagon-at-ces/?utm_source=mostpopular&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=mostRead
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,486 Posts
Discussion Starter #13


Hyperloop One has long-term plans for Apex beyond first test in March

The technological dream of hyperloop transport does not belong solely to Hyperloop One, but the company’s investment in testing at Apex Industrial Park north of the valley makes it the speed merchant of interest in Southern Nevada.

That investment apparently will persist long after what the company hopes is a successful first test of its technology at the end of March.

Nick Earle, Hyperloop One’s senior vice president of global field operations, said Tuesday at a kickoff event for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that the company plans to locate its research and development facility at Apex permanently. Hyperloop One aims to transport freight in its tubes by 2020, with plans to move people at speeds faster than a jumbo jet in 2021.
http://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/jan/05/hyperloop-one-has-long-term-plans-for-apex-beyond/
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
614 Posts
Several large-scale industrial projects coming to valley



A large-scale industrial development project is taking shape in the Henderson Executive Airport area. More than 2.2 million square feet of industrial space came online across the valley in the first quarter of 2017, according to a report from Colliers International Las Vegas. Several million square feet are in the pipeline.

Panattoni Development Co. finished its 482,300-square-foot speculative industrial building in May 2017. There is also an additional 580,800 square feet of space planned to come online in phases.

In the north, Reno-based developer Dermody Properties announced it tilted the walls on its 546,480-square-foot industrial project the company has named LogistiCenter at Las Vegas Boulevard in the first quarter of 2017, with completion set for the end of the second quarter.

Overall, the valley is on pace to bring 9.9 million square feet of industrial space online by the end of 2017, the Colliers report said. Vacancy rose almost 1 percent in the first quarter, going from 5,2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 to 6.1 percent in the first quarter.

The market had a net absorption of 862,365 square feet of warehouse distribution space, an improvement over the average quarterly net absorption of 648,455 square feet in 2016.

“Hopefully, the absorption continues,” said Jay Heller, the 2017 NAIOP Southern Nevada president.

Heller pointed to the rise of e-commerce as the reason for the growth. Buildings reaching past 200,000 to 300,000 square feet in the industrial sector were a rarity prior to the recession, he added.
“You would see maybe a big box for a build-to-suit, but it would be rare to do it on a spec basis,” Heller said.

The level of space coming online is, however, not that out of the question for the Las Vegas market.

Brian Gordon, principal at Applied Analysis, said in 2007 there was 7.4 million square feet of industrial brought into the market. That followed 5.6 million square feet of industrial completions in 2006.

“While it feels like a lot of inventory today, in relative terms, it’s still remaining fairly balanced,” Gordon said.

There could be some higher vacancies now, but Las Vegas will have a positive outcome going forward.

“I think it’s going to take some time to lease out all that inventory,” Gordon said. “In the longer run, we expect to see many of those spaces fill up, but there could be some near-term softness in the vacancy rate as developers and landlords attract tenants to that new product.”
Source
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
614 Posts
Construction begins for game maker Aristocrat’s HQ



Aristocrat’s new campus enables the company to consolidate several of its Las Vegas facilities in one location. It will eventually house more than 600 employees when it’s completed in late 2018. The project architect is Ed Vance & Associates Architects; the interior architect is HOK; and the general contractor is Martin-Harris Construction.

The two-building campus includes a pair of three-story, tilt-up concrete structures that are about 90,000 square feet each. The campus is located on the corner of Hualapai Way and the 215 Beltway, near RC Willey.

“We’re going to bring in all of our employees in here to collaborate in an amazing space,” said Matt Wilson, managing director, Americas, Aristocrat Technologies Inc. “The building itself is world-class. Today’s groundbreaking represents more than just a physical move for Aristocrat, it represents a mind shift.”


Reflecting a growing corporate trend to place workplaces near communities, construction the new campus, part of a 100-acre mixed-use development, in Summerlin will boost the quality of life and provide employees with access to more nearby amenities, a community spokesman said.

Downtown Summerlin, parks, golf courses and walking trails are near the new Aristocrat campus.

“Summerlin has more than 150 miles of trails that the Aristocrat employees can avail themselves to,” said Kevin Orrock, president, Summerlin, the Howard Hughes Corp. “Within a short drive is 1.4 million square feet of retail, entertainment and more than 30 dining options. The goal is to enhance both the quality of life and quality of workplace.”
Source
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Top