U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Las Vegas Field Office
|Release Date: 08/02/13|
BLM Proposes to Sell 5 Acres in Clark County by Direct Sale for Affordable Housing Purposes
Las Vegas – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is initiating a 45-day public comment period on a proposal to sell 5 acres of public land to the State of Nevada Housing Division for affordable housing purposes. The 5-acre parcel is located in the southern part of the Las Vegas Valley near the intersection of Agate Avenue and Kimo Street within the Las Vegas Boulevard and Interstate 15 corridor south of Blue Diamond Road.
The parcel is proposed for sale for an affordable housing community development for seniors and seniors with special needs whose income is less than 60 percent of the area median income and who are age 55 and above.
The Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA) paved the way for government agencies to buy BLM-administered public land for affordable housing at up to a 95 percent discount. The affordable housing parcel would be offered to the State of Nevada Housing Division at a discounted rate based on the fair market value. The appraised fair market value for the 5-acre sale parcel is $1,040,000. After applying a 95 percent discount, the proposed sale price is $52,000.
The proposed sale would be pursuant to Section 7(b) of the SNPLMA and the Section 7(b) Nevada Guidance Policy and Procedures for Affordable Housing Disposals.
The Notice of Realty Action was published August 1 in the Federal Register, which started a 45-day public comment period which will end September 16. Mail written comments to the BLM Las Vegas Field Office, Assistant Field Manager, Division of Lands, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130.
Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, and your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask BLM in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, there is no guarantee that we will be able to do so.
For further information contact: Michelle Leiber, BLM Realty Specialist, at (702) 515-5168.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
Las Vegas Field Office 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive Las Vegas, NV 89130
|Last updated: 08-06-2013|
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