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Rate the Downtown Building Inventory for Las Vegas

How useful is the attached Las Vegas building inventory?

  • Very Useful

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Somewhat Useful

    Votes: 4 30.8%
  • No Opinion

    Votes: 1 7.7%
  • Not that helpful

    Votes: 5 38.5%
  • Completely useless

    Votes: 3 23.1%

  • Total voters
    13

Wannaplan?

Bounty Hunter
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How would you rate the attached casino inventory for Las Vegas? Would you find it useful if you were the planner or development manager for Las Vegas?

 

Jeff

Cyburbian
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I guess the fact that I wouldn't even know where to begin with what you've provided kinda answers the question.
 

Repo Man

Cyburbian
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What's it for? I like the pictures, but they don't really do any of those Casinos justice. I would fnd it more useful for a tourist than a planner. As a planner, I would like the pictures and areals, but I would want to know stuff like: number of parking spaces, acreage, building size, year built, assessed value. size and number of signs, etc.
 

Cardinal

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The concept is interesting. We probably all have collections of photos of some of the buildings in our community. A more comprehensive photographic database might be a useful tool. That said, I thought that the particular pictures used (with the exception of the aerials) were not very helpful. They did not seem to do a good job of showing what was intended in the topic. Pedestrian, for example, showed people and not pedestrian facilities.
 

Streck

Cyburbian
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Why do you need a casino building inventory?

Maybe the answer to that question would lead to more meanful responses, and a more meaningful inventory.

It appears that the most useful info of the inventory as presented is that we now know the names of the casinos and that there are ten listed.
 

Streck

Cyburbian
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Interesting point about reading the "graph" diagonally and getting a "prototypical" casino. However, if you change the oder of listing the casinos (alphabetically or by size or whatever) the "prototypical" casino would change wouldn't it?

Is the inventory trying to determine the "average" casino? If so, why?
 

Wannaplan?

Bounty Hunter
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Streck said:
Why do you need a casino building inventory?

Maybe the answer to that question would lead to more meanful responses, and a more meaningful inventory.
I was trying to see if anyone liked building inventories presented in a visual medium. Unfortunetly I used Las Vegas as my example. I would like to know if planning departments and planners find this sort of thing useful.
 

Cardinal

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I could see something like this being particularly useful with historic buildings, perhaps coupled with design guidelines. In downtown revitalization, we are often faced with proposals to restore traditional downtown buildings where most of the original facade has been removed. An inventory such as this could aid in giving guidance to property owners in selecting the character of features they might re-create on their buildings. The same is true of residential historic districts.
 

Wannaplan?

Bounty Hunter
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Cardinal said:
I could see something like this being particularly useful with historic buildings, perhaps coupled with design guidelines.
Would you (or some other planning department) ever feel the need to RFP something like this? Or can it easily be done in-house?
 

SW MI Planner

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I agree with Cardinal. I think it would be great to have, but don't know how much it would be used, except for the historic features. But then, I think it would almost be best to have it done block by block rather than by individual property. That way you could see the context in which the building is situated.

Here, it couldn't be done in-house. We have one planner, and one engineer and we just don't have the capabilities. In bigger cities, perhaps it could be done internally.
 

boiker

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i actually began creating a property by property historic database in access.. Pictures were linked and everything.. it was great.. just as i began to build the data tables... layoff.

anyway, they are useful smoetimes.

Cardinal said:
I could see something like this being particularly useful with historic buildings, perhaps coupled with design guidelines. In downtown revitalization, we are often faced with proposals to restore traditional downtown buildings where most of the original facade has been removed. An inventory such as this could aid in giving guidance to property owners in selecting the character of features they might re-create on their buildings. The same is true of residential historic districts.
 
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