LAS VEGAS - Big changes are coming to Wynn Las Vegas in the coming years. President and CEO Matthew Maddox announced new building plans in a report Wednesday.
The buildings will expand the area to keep up with an ever-changing city. Tourists and locals in the area said this would not just improve the resort and casino, but also brighten up the entire space.
"It will attract a lot more people over here," Las Vegas local Victor Galvan said.
"I think that will be wonderful," tourist Midge Pace said. "I think it will really improve the area."
New buildings, restaurants, and retail spaces will spruce up this spot on the strip, but the most significant change on the horizon is the $3 billion Paradise Park idea. Maddox said it's now moving forward in a new direction.
"It started out, it was kind of not a nice area," Pace said. "Now it seems like they're building it up and trying to make it better."
"We have a lot going on in Las Vegas, Maddox said. "From new retail and additional convention center coming on board, all in the next 18 months."
The project has two phases: The first is a 400,000 square foot convention center space set to wrap up in 2019. The second was supposed to be a "Las Vegas Lagoon," but Maddox said the money will now swing towards an 18 hole golf course between Wynn and Encore.
"We just decided, let's go with phase one," Maddox said. "We know the convention center is going to work; it's what Wynn Las Vegas needs, and let's continue to grind on phase two and the rest of this development."
Another improvement includes new gyms, stores and dining options in the Wynn Plaza. Those are all set to open on Friday, Nov. 9.
"I think it will be great for Vegas," valley local Richie Velasquez said. "It will bring a lot more attention to Vegas."
Maddox also mentioned a preliminary proposal to develop a 38-acre lot across Las Vegas Boulevard in the next two years.
"We need expansion," Galvan said. "We're going to have a lot of people moving here with the Raiders coming and stuff."
Locals and tourists agreed these changes will help the hotels and casinos bust into a bright future while simultaneously transforming the entire area.
"It makes it a whole lot better," Pace said. "I like it when it's nice."
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