Construction Goes Vertical on UnCommons in Southwest Las Vegas
Much-anticipated mixed-use development enters critical next phase as community begins to rise over the upcoming months
LAS VEGAS (Feb. 11, 2021) – Matter Real Estate Group (Matter) has announced UnCommons, located at the corner of Durango Drive and the 215 Beltway in southwest Las Vegas, has begun vertical construction on the first phase of the $400 million development. This important milestone brings the first-of-its-kind mixed-use community one step closer to its opening in early 2022.
Once completed, the innovative, walkable campus will offer a mix of office spaces, residential units, restaurants and cafes, health and fitness studios, and Platform One, Vegas’ first neighborhood food hall. Starting with the groundbreaking of UnCommons in August, Matter has carefully managed construction in following strict health and safety guidelines for its workforce during the pandemic.
“Taking this exciting project vertical demonstrates the incredible progress that has been made on bringing UnCommons to completion,” said Matter Partner Jim Stuart. “This wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication and leadership of Commissioner Naft and the rest of the Clark County team, whose support will help bring this vibrant new epicenter for business to southwest Las Vegas.”
At the onset of the pandemic in early 2020, Matter re-engaged Gensler, the world-renowned architectural firm behind UnCommons, for a redesign integrating health and safety features set by the WELL Building Standard™. The features include near hospital-quality HVAC systems, operable windows and patios, touch-free access, abundant natural daylight, interior finishes made with materials to limit the spread of bacteria and additional sheltered outdoor seating. UnCommons will be the first project in Nevada that will be built to the standards for WELL Certification™, the highest third-party endorsement of a building’s performance and the health of its occupants.
“UnCommons is an important part of Clark County’s economic recovery effort,” said Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft. “It will attract new, corporate businesses that will create good-paying jobs and provide an innovative mixed-use development in the thriving southwest for all to enjoy. I am pleased to continue working with Matter and Gensler on this project and congratulate them and all of the hardworking men and women building UnCommons on today’s milestone.”
UnCommons is also pursuing certification by Green Globes®, a nationally recognized green rating assessment, guidance and certification program. The revolutionary program recognizes sustainability goals for new construction projects, existing buildings and interiors to encourage improved environmental and health performance while reducing environmental impacts.
The celebrated mixed-use community recently achieved the Registered Green Globes Merit Award and Registered WELL Merit Award from the San Diego Green Building Council (SDGBC), which recognizes outstanding sustainable design in the 2020 SDGBC Sustainability Awards.
The mixed-use community has captured the attention of CBRE, the global leader in commercial real estate, which will be moving its Las Vegas headquarters to UnCommons. Attracted to UnCommons’ commitment to the health and safety of residents and employees, the Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company will occupy nearly 20,000 square feet encompassing an entire floor of one of UnCommons’ five office buildings.
The stylized urban campus will be comprised of 500,000+ square feet of modern office space with market-leading design and technology, 830+ residential units, an entertainment venue, trendsetting restaurants and cafes that follow the good food movement, health and fitness studios, a multi-purpose conference center, a pedestrian trail and public art. Platform One, a food hall showcasing the best of the local food scene, will introduce an innovative touchless food pickup mechanism for carry-out or delivery, as well as infrastructure to integrate health and safety.
UnCommons, a first-of-its kind mixed-use development in southwest Las Vegas, is now under construction with the opening of the first phase planned for early 2022. The $400 million project is designed to fulfill the modern workforce’s desire for a workplace that enhances their lives through rich amenities, open space and connectivity. The stylized urban campus will be comprised of more than 500,000 square feet of modern office space with market-leading design and technology, more than 830 residential units, an entertainment venue, trendsetting restaurants and cafes that follow the good food movement, health and fitness studios, a multi-purpose conference center, a pedestrian trail, public art and Platform One, a food hall showcasing the best of the local food scene. The development will be the first of its kind in Nevada to be built by the standards for WELL™ Certification, which are the highest third-party endorsement of a building’s performance and protection of employee health. UnCommons is also pursuing certification by Green Globes®, a nationally recognized green rating assessment, guidance and certification program. More information is available on the website at www.UnCommons.com, on Facebook at @UnCommonsLasVegas, Instagram at @UnCommons.LV and Twitter at @UnCommonsLV and LinkedIn at UnCommons.
About Matter Real Estate Group
Matter Real Estate Group is a real estate development company created to elevate the everyday human experience, enabling people, businesses and communities to thrive. The company is led by three partners, Jim Stuart, Matt Root and Kevin Burke, each with more than 20+ years of experience in the development of place making projects combining design, construction and operating strategy all under one roof. The team behind Matter strongly believes that development can be a curated experience designed around business needs while at the same time focusing on flexibility, purpose and inclusiveness. Headquartered in San Diego, Matter focuses on developing within the Western U.S. with projects in planning or under construction in major cities including Austin, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Phoenix. More information is available on the website at www.MatterRealEstate.com, on Facebook at @MatterRealEstateGroup, Instagram at @MatterRealEstateGroup and LinkedIn at Matter Real Estate Group.
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