North Las Vegas looking at land near veterans facility for medical research development

September 21, 2016 by LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL

North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee on Wednesday said he’d like to see medical research businesses built on roughly 200 acres of vacant land north of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

The Bureau of Land Management is in the process of transferring the property, which was granted to the city for free as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015. In turn, the city is required to convert the area into a “job creation zone.”