Henderson commercial center advances with City Council approvals

A proposed 17.5-acre commercial center near the Henderson Executive Airport received several approvals Tuesday from the Henderson City Council.

Eliot Alper of Eliot Holdings requested a zone change and comprehensive plan amendment allowing him to create a commercial retail and office park in the 3500 block of Executive Terminal Drive.

“The applicant states the Alper Airport Center promotes economic vitality by offering a mix of office uses combined with the retail uses proposed,” according to the city’s staff report. “It provides for one existing office building and two additional office buildings directly in front of the Henderson Executive Airport to encourage businesses to locate to the area that utilize small planes and jets from this airport.”

Plans for the Alper Airport Center also include a gas station, a drive-thru restaurant, and an unattended car wash with a 24-hour convenience store.

Council members approved conditional use permits for those businesses, as well as the design review for retail and office buildings on the 17.5 acres, which sits at the southeast corner of Executive Airport Drive and Executive Terminal Drive.

The council also approved a change of the comprehensive land use category of 12.4 acres from “business industry” to “commercial” and rezoned 14.5 acres from “commercial office” to “community commercial.”

In another matter, the council authorized a budget augmentation of about $23,000 for the installation of shade structures over 12 spectator areas at park ball fields.

Council members previously approved a budget of nearly $240,000 for the design, fabrication and installation of pre-engineered fabric shade structures, which will cover existing spectator areas at Stephanie Lynn Craig Park, 1725 Galleria Drive, and at Russell Road Recreation Complex, 5901 E. Russell Road.

Fab 5 Construction of Las Vegas was awarded the construction contract in the amount of $169,255.

“After contract award and during footing excavation many existing underground utilities were encountered,” according to background included with the agenda item. “This required labor intensive hand digging around and under these utility lines to avoid damage. This also caused downtime of rented excavation equipment.”

According to the background information, most of the conflicts with utilities “required sleeving of utilities and/or re-engineering and design of the structural footings. These re-engineered footings required additional concrete, steel and labor to construct.”

The change order approved by the council totaled about $43,000, but previously approved contingency funds will cover about $19,000.

Contact reporter Carri Geer Thevenot at or 702-384-8710. Follow @CarriGeer on Twitter.


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