City Owes $4.25 Million For Delayed Condemnations In Road Project

Tuesday, July 03, 2018 9:29 am
July 2018 - Volume 46 Number 7

The City of North Las Vegas must pay for “freezing” the development of some properties by announcing its intent to condemn the properties but then delaying the actual condemnation---leaving the owners unable to use or sell their properties for eight years.

Facts: In 2002, the City of North Las Vegas began planning and building a super-arterial roadway to relieve regional traffic congestion from Interstate 15. Part of the plan was to widen North 5th Street by 150 feet. To accommodate this change, the City changed its Master Plan of Streets and Highways to provide that all new development applications be conditioned on developers’ giving up a 75-foot right-of-way on North 5th Street. Between 2000 and 2005, 5th & Centennial, LLC and other landowners acquired five vacant parcels on North 5th Street. These parcels were about 20 acres in size, and all were in the northern half of the [..]