An artist’s rendering depicts the Huanghai international trade center project being proposed for North Las Vegas.
International trade centers typically don’t come with taglines that describe them as “quirky.” But if North Las Vegas has its way, Huanghai won’t be a typical international trade center.
Depending on the number of foreign investors it attracts, Huanghai could be a $125 million project, with 264 units that are part showroom, part apartment, plus 120 hotel rooms, four restaurants, two office buildings, a convention center and a gas station on what is now an empty 35-acre parcel in the middle of an industrial part of town. Its current neighbors: Republic Services and a rock-crushing operation.
The developer envisions the center, planned for the northeast corner of Commerce Street and Cheyenne Avenue, as a one-stop shop for foreign manufacturers, who could come to the United States, live, eat and show their goods — everything from basic materials such as glass or plastic to consumer goods such as toys or coffee cups — all at one site. Each manufacturer would have one unit with 1,600 feet of showroom space and an 800-square-foot living quarter upstairs.
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