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history:lasvegas:nw_of_harmon_and_koval [2020/04/18 04:52]
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 Immediately northwest of Harmon and Koval, more or less behind Planet Hollywood, is the Ice MegaClub. Now abandoned for over 15 years, the Ice is a fairly widely discussed eyesore just off the strip. More surprising, though, is the area surrounding it: about 60 acres in total of mostly dirt and old pavement. Immediately northwest of Harmon and Koval, more or less behind Planet Hollywood, is the Ice MegaClub. Now abandoned for over 15 years, the Ice is a fairly widely discussed eyesore just off the strip. More surprising, though, is the area surrounding it: about 60 acres in total of mostly dirt and old pavement.
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 Sometime between 1952 (USGS topo map) and 1965 (Google Earth imagery) a large residential development was built in this area, along an odd-shaped boundary which is still apparent in the property lines today. I have not determined who built this development,​ what it was called, or what situation lead to the eccentric shape. Between March 2004 and January 2006 these homes were entirely torn down, leaving soil and the road network which had once served them, painted parking spaces still apparent. Although unverified, it seems a reasonable supposition that the demolition was related to the purchase of at least some part of the land by Starwood and Edge Resorts ([[https://​www.lasvegasadvisor.com/​question/​ice-meta-club-koval/​|LVA]]) and home builder D. R. Horton in 2004 or 2005 ([[https://​lasvegassun.com/​news/​2005/​sep/​15/​westward-ho-to-close/​|LVSun]]). D. R. Horton had apparently planned a 1,000 unit mid-rise condo development,​ although it's not clear if this plan ever went further than concept. Sometime between 1952 (USGS topo map) and 1965 (Google Earth imagery) a large residential development was built in this area, along an odd-shaped boundary which is still apparent in the property lines today. I have not determined who built this development,​ what it was called, or what situation lead to the eccentric shape. Between March 2004 and January 2006 these homes were entirely torn down, leaving soil and the road network which had once served them, painted parking spaces still apparent. Although unverified, it seems a reasonable supposition that the demolition was related to the purchase of at least some part of the land by Starwood and Edge Resorts ([[https://​www.lasvegasadvisor.com/​question/​ice-meta-club-koval/​|LVA]]) and home builder D. R. Horton in 2004 or 2005 ([[https://​lasvegassun.com/​news/​2005/​sep/​15/​westward-ho-to-close/​|LVSun]]). D. R. Horton had apparently planned a 1,000 unit mid-rise condo development,​ although it's not clear if this plan ever went further than concept.