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Downtown Project shares view of proposed Container Park

Reported by: Gerard Ramalho
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Updated: 12/12/2012 10:55 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- Zappos CEO Tony Shieh will soon put his signature on downtown Las Vegas. The new look for one section of East Fremont is scheduled to break ground in just a few days.

Combining modernism and functionality, developers of the Container Park say it will attract people from throughout the valley.

An animation released by The Downtown Project shows what the park will eventually look like -- a three-story tall preying mantis with fire-launching tentacles will draw attention from the outside inside, it will be engaging to children as well as adults.

"It will include restaurants, it will include retail space, there will be an immersion dome, which is almost as if you are going to a planetarium," said Downtown Project spokeswoman Kim Schaefer.

Other focal points include a children's play area and an amphitheater which will host live bands and dramatic performers.

But by far the most unique element will be the modified shipping containers and cubes themselves. They're built right here in Las Vegas at a plant called Xtreme Manufacturing.

The company has already designed containers for similar projects around the world, but developers say the Las Vegas Park Project will be the largest of its kind.

The multilevel development will be interconnected with stairs, walkways and elevators and will offer artistic appeal. Tenants will appreciate the low overhead and anticipated volume of customers.

Some of the venues will be open by March, and a grand opening is scheduled for the summer.
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