Wednesday, 16 December 2020 23:37

Boring Co. Vegas Loop Gets Unanimous Approval from Las Vegas City Council

Written by Maria Merano, Teslarati
Boring Co. Vegas Loop Gets Unanimous Approval from Las Vegas City Council The Boring Company via LVCC Agenda


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The Boring Company’s special use permit application for its proposed Vegas Loop project was approved by the Las Vegas City Council.

The Vegas Loop will connect with the tunneling company’s Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Loop and any other service extensions.


The Las Vegas City Council discussed, voted on and approved the Boring Company’s request Dec. 16 in a 7-0 vote. The request was listed on the agenda with a recommendation for approval from the Las Vegas Planning Commission.


The approval opens the door for Elon Musk’s Boring Company to begin establishing more stops in the Vegas Loop, originally developed by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Association. Earlier this month, a licence and maintenance agreement for the tunnel to expand to the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas was approved by Clark County, NV, officials.


Now, an even more robust expansion has been approved by the Las Vegas City Council.


Steve Davis, president of the Boring Company, presented the project to the Las Vegas City Council. Davis stated the project will require zero tax dollars or public funds and would be completely funded by the Boring Company.


Davis also included several photographs that included future plans and travel times between destinations.


Golden Entertainment Inc. Vice President Stephen Thayer, the company which manages the Stratosphere Hotel, also passed along his words of approval for the project.


“We think it is an incredible addition to what we are able to offer as a city to convention businesses and tourists,” Thayer said. “We have been in support of this and think it’s a great thing for the city of Las Vegas.”


Other members of the Las Vegas community stood in support and were extremely excited about...

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