Henderson is well known as a family-friendly place to live, a place where neighbors look out for one another. In that spirit, we are laser-focused on making the Henderson Event Center an upgrade to the lifestyle for residents living in the immediate area.
Good for Henderson.
First and foremost, The City of Henderson is dedicated to designing an upscale venue that is compatible with the area. Further, we are committed to protecting area neighborhoods by increasing onsite parking at the venue. We plan to address pedestrian access to and throughout the site and develop an appropriate separation between the future venue and nearby residential neighborhoods. The City is working on plans to design onsite amenities that can be accessed by Henderson residents. And finally, we are developing a thoughtful parking plan to ensure that patrons know in advance the locations of authorized parking areas.
Traffic solutions being considered
Parking, traffic and pedestrian improvements are at the core of the Henderson Pavilion transformation into the Henderson Event Center. Pedestrian bridges and underpasses. Key intersections improvement. Traffic signal and video monitoring. Traffic officers and crossing guards. All are key considerations in making getting to and from the Event Center a breeze.
We’ve done our homework.
For a capacity crowd of 6,000 people, approximately 1,600 spaces are needed for parking, according to a parking and transportation study of the area by Kimley-Horn, one of the nation’s premier planning and design engineering firms. Average vehicle occupancy was based on the standard for a local resident UNLV basketball game at Thomas & Mack, a nearly 100 percent local audience, consistent with audiences expected to attend AHL games at the proposed Henderson Event Center.
Room for everyone.
Of the total 1,600 spaces required for a sold-out event, approximately 200 of those spaces are for employees who could park at an offsite location. It is estimated that between 1,000 and 1,400 spaces would be available in the existing onsite footprint. For overflow parking, the city is considering partnerships with nearby office parks where after-hours and weekend parking spaces are ample with shuttle service to and from the Henderson Event Center. This strategy accommodates a capacity crowd while also taking into consideration people who may arrive on foot or be dropped off by Uber or Lyft.
Based on traffic studies and a comprehensive traffic count of the area conducted on February 14, 2020, a busy Valentine’s “night out,” Kimley-Horn is currently developing a traffic plan for the proposed Henderson Event Center that could include several area improvements.
Getting here should be easy.
As part of our total commitment to making getting to and from events fun, safe, efficient and hassle-free for both residents and fans, possible improvements include, but are not limited to the following:
- Pedestrian bridges
- Accelerated improvements to key intersections
- Traffic signal timing and video monitoring
- Possible tunnel from Green Valley Parkway to parking lot of Henderson Special Events Center, eliminating left turns across northbound Green Valley Parkway
- Traffic officers and crossing guards on game and major event nights as needed
Traffic solutions being considered
The City also plans to work closely with the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada to encourage implementation of express shuttle service to the Henderson Event Center on AHL game nights and for other major events, a model that has been successfully used for VGK games at T-Mobile, Las Vegas Aviators games at Las Vegas Ballpark and is planned for future Raiders games at Allegiant Stadium.
Not everyone needs a parking space.
It is expected a significant percentage of patrons may opt to use rideshare services like Uber and Lyft. To that end, the parking and transportation plan currently under development will ensure adequate space for drop-off and pick-up.