BLM SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT TO LEASE LAND TO THE CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
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BLM SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT TO LEASE LAND TO THE CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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LAS VEGAS – (RealEstateRama) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Vegas Field Office is seeking public comment on a proposal to lease 15 acres of public land to the Clark County School District for an elementary school and related facilities. The elementary school is located along a portion of Van Allen Street and Eldora Avenue in the southwest portion of the Las Vegas Valley.

The elementary school lease area consists of five school buildings, parking for school staff, public parking, bus pick-up and drop-off points for students, elementary classrooms and a fenced-off play area. There will also be areas for basketball courts, ball fields, bike racks, shaded rest areas, botanical learning areas, a turf play area, playgrounds, and a tetherball court area.

“The BLM facilitates opportunities for the development of educational facilities that help local communities grow,” said Shonna Dooman, Las Vegas Field Manager. “The action will increase educational opportunities for current and future residents.”

Secretary’s Order 3373 (SO 3373), titled “Evaluating Public Access in BLM Land Disposals and Exchanges,” was one of the very first Secretary’s Orders Secretary Bernhardt signed. This proposal follows the guidelines of SO 3373, which directs BLM to adequately weigh public access for outdoor recreation – including hunting and fishing – when determining the appropriateness of the disposal or exchange of public lands. Identifying lands as available for disposal or exchange is required under federal law.

The Notice of Realty Action for a Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act Classification was published in today’s Federal Register. Interested parties may submit comments concerning whether the land is physically suited for the proposal, whether the use will maximize the future use or uses of the land, whether the use is consistent with local planning and zoning, or if the use is consistent with state and Federal programs. Interested parties may also submit written comments regarding the specific use proposed in the application and plan of development, and whether the BLM followed proper administrative procedures in reaching the decision to lease and convey under the R&PP Act..

The 45-day public comment period began today and end October 15, 2019. Written comments about this R&PP lease (serialized N-95306) should be mailed to: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Las Vegas Field Office, Assistant Field Manager, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130 or faxed to 702-515-5010.

Before including your address, phone number, email, address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For more information about the proposed lease, please contact BLM Realty Specialist Sheryl May at 702-515-5196, or .

BLM

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $96 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2017. These activities supported more than 468,000 jobs.

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