River View? Not from this development.


It’s easy enough to see how the breadth of the “public” plaza has been reduced from an earlier iteration of the proposed River View development to the newest one…

but what might not be as well known is its height. Note the plaza elevation at 455 feet and the levee elevation at 460 feet.

Folks standing on the plaza won’t be able to see the river at all, only the top of the amphitheater as they do now.

Disproportionate, multistory facades blockading the river, the loss of a significant piece of the commons, $12 million in public funding in the hole, and all the originality and authenticity of Vegas— the next time I hear any of this touted as “public improvement” I’m going to laugh even harder.