Historic North Las Vegas Ranch Awaits Funds for Makeover

kiel ranchIt may not be a major casino, but there's some big potential for the Kiel Ranch near Las Vegas this week, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The property may receive a major refurbishment thanks to renewed interest in the building by North Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Review Journal and Newsradio KNXT report.

The Ranch remains home to one of the oldest buidlings in Nevada. Seven of the original 27 acres of the ranch belong to the city after the rest were sold for industrial development.

According to reports, renovations will cost about $5.4 million— a figure that may be to much for the local government. A new plan is supposed to go before the City Council for votes today.

In addition to $400,000 already earmaked for the ranch, the city received $356,000 i funds from the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act in 2007 and $188,000 from the Nevada State Commission for Cultural Affairs.

The city held two community workshops and four public meetings to gather input for the plan, which was designed by Phoenix-based Coe & Van Loo Consultants, Inc.