Clark County Looks To Acquire Public Land For Affordable Housing

Clark County wants to build more affordable housing in the valley.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports county commissioners voted unanimously to submit a request to the Bureau of Land Management to acquire as much as 110 acres in the southern half of Las Vegas.

The land transfer could be done by the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act, which allows the federal agency to transfer land to local jurisdictions.

The maximum number of apartments that could be built across the 10 parcels is about 1,980 because of density restrictions.

The county said they are focusing on this area because of its access to employment, public transportation and medical care.

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