Published Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 | 10:54 a.m.
Updated Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 | 11:23 a.m.
A billion-dollar health care complex in Henderson in the works since at least 2011 moved forward this week with two land transactions.
On Tuesday, the city of Henderson sold 170 acres of land at the northeast corner of U.S. 95 and Galleria Drive. The sale was to Union Village LLC, developers of Union Village, heralded as the “world’s first Integrated Health Village.”
Union Village in turn sold 38.5 acres of the land to Valley Health System, which plans to develop an acute-care hospital to anchor the site.
“Obviously we are pleased that this project has taken such a significant step forward,” Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen said in a news release issued today. “Union Village is a project that will not only provide state-of-the-art health care to thousands of Nevadans, it will also provide important jobs to support our community. We are excited for this important milestone and look forward to their continued progress.”
Union Village is envisioned as a $1.5 billion mixed-use development anchored by a hospital and senior retirement community. A master plan unveiled in 2011 says the complex also will include entertainment and specialty retail space and a civic and cultural arts center.
Officials say the project is expected to generate 17,000 jobs and billions of dollars in tax revenues.
In a separate news release today, Valley Health System said it planned to build its sixth hospital in the valley at the Union Village site, offering high-demand medical care, including general surgery, emergency and specialty services.
When the original Union Village master plan was unveiled, project developers said construction was expected to take four to eight years and that, once completed, the complex would attract 15,000 to 30,000 people daily.
Henderson purchased the land at U.S. 95 and Galleria Drive in the early 1990s for a sports complex that never materialized.