University of Nevada Las Vegas Plans Expansion

UNLV is planning a major expansion of it’s educational facilities at a new site about 20 miles from the existing campus. The new research-focused campus would be built on 640 acres of Bureau of Land Management property between Pecos Road and Lamb Boulevard. Enrollments at the state’s colleges and universities will increase about 60 percent by 2014 to 162,000 students, according to the state’s system of higher education. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the University of Nevada, Reno and the Community College of Southern Nevada are each expected to grow about 50 percent by then and are seeking to expand their campuses to make room for the new students. North Las Vegas Mayor Michael Montandon said the campus will be part of a 16,000-acre master planned community of new North Las Vegas real estate. The Aliante homes community also has permission to build 6,500 Las Vegas homes, bringing in 250,000 new residents to the area.

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