Board recommends against Wayne Newton museum plan

AP News
Posted: Oct 27, 2010 3:08 PM
Board recommends against Wayne Newton museum plan

An advisory board is recommending against entertainer Wayne Newton's proposal to build a museum and bus tourists to his sprawling estate southeast of Las Vegas.

Dozens of speakers aired opinions before the Paradise Town Advisory Board gave a thumbs-down Tuesday to Newton's proposal to develop his 38-acre Casa de Shenandoah compound as a tourist attraction.

The Clark County Commission is due to take up the matter Nov. 17.

The Las Vegas Strip headliner didn't attend the meeting, although he hosted a neighborhood meeting in September. The Las Vegas Sun reported Newton was represented instead by a lawyer and a prominent area land use consultant.

Board members said they were concerned the project would draw too much traffic and hurt the surrounding neighborhood. It's zoned for rural neighborhood preservation.


Information from: Las Vegas Sun,