New Construction Projects Seek to Improve Southwest Las Vegas

Aerial View of Southwest Las Vegas Area, New The Bend Project in Las Vegas
The southwest part of Las Vegas is known for being a more open part of the valley, with pockets of undeveloped lots of land, plenty of beautiful, new living communities, and unobstructed views of the Strip and the Red Rock Canyon mountain range.

What’s it’s not known for, however, is being an area that has a dedicated, trendy shopping or entertainment center like its Downtown Summerlin counterpart.

That’s about to change with the latest major shopping center currently being constructed in the area. It’ll be known as “The Bend,” and it’s being built near S. Durango Drive and W. Sunset Road.

The Bend shopping center will be more than just that, though. The entire plaza will include luxury theaters and restaurants on top of retail.

In addition to entertainment real estate, commercial development is also booming in the area.

David Tina, owner of nearby Urban Nest Realty, comments on the many new exciting developments in her part of town.

“I am hoping to see that become a focal point like the District or Downtown Summerlin for the southwest,” she said. “If you go across the 215, there is the Commons, an eat, work, and play campus.”

The Bend Will Likely Increase Value of Southwest Homes

According to County Commissioner, Michael Naft, the new developments will bring tremendous growth to the southwest part of the valley. And the tremendous growth will be accompanied by tremendous job opportunities for the people, Naft says.

As it’s known, where there is profitable growth, traffic, and interest in an area of town, the home value also goes up.

Residents of the southwest valley seem to be welcoming the new changes, too. Tom Hayzlett, who moved to the area three years ago, says it’s “nice to see new growth in the neighborhood.” He believes the growth is equally as good for the economy as it is his neighborhood.

“Every homeowner hopes the value of their home will go up; it has gone up since I bought the house,” Hazylett said.

More About the Bend

The Bend, that they’re touting as the “shopping experience at Sunset and Durango,” is gearing up to the largest development for dining and entertainment in the southwest area. Currently, there are ten tenants set up, 170,000 square feet planned, and 725 parking spaces that will be made available.

According to their website:

“The Bend will be the largest dining, entertainment and shopping destination in the Southwest area of the valley. Since it was announced, The Bend has signed the first new Galaxy Theater Luxury in Southern Nevada, in addition to many dining establishments, including Lotus of Siam, Freed’s Dessert Shop, The Great Greek, Aces & Ales Brewery and many more.

In addition to retail, they will have a state-of-the-art office, five-story boutique office building, which will feature 140,000 square foot of space and 595 parking spaces. From their website:

Designed by Yihong Liu + Associates, a LEED AP architect, this Class-A office space features an upscale lobby, gated parking garage with more than 500 reserved, covered and secured parking spaces for tenants, and balcony views of the Las Vegas Strip and surrounding mountain landscape.”