The city of Las Vegas is looking for a nonprofit to operate the city’s planned Corridor of Hope courtyard.
Requests for proposals will be accepted through Tuesday from firms interested in staffing and operating the courtyard, modeled after a similar concept in San Antonio, Texas.
A temporary version of the Las Vegas courtyard, planned for a site at Foremaster Lane and Las Vegas Boulevard North, is expected to open this year.
The Las Vegas City Council in May approved a plan for the campus that will allow the city’s large homeless population to access a wide range of services in one location. The area where the courtyard is planned is close to a number of the city’s homeless shelters and other service providers, and is host to widespread street homelessness.
The courtyard is envisioned as a safe place where homeless people can find temporary shelter and an entry point for finding medical care, counseling, employment and housing. The temporary shelter will have security, shade structures and restrooms, and a permanent courtyard with offices for service providers will be built over the next two years.
The City Council is expected to vote next week on rezoning the property at the corner of Foremaster Lane and Las Vegas Boulevard to allow for public facilities.