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FOX5 obtains plans for new north Strip resort

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An early rendering of Alon Las Vegas, a resort planned for the north end of the Las Vegas Strip. (FOX5) An early rendering of Alon Las Vegas, a resort planned for the north end of the Las Vegas Strip. (FOX5)

Is Las Vegas back?

Plans for another new resort on the north end of the Strip certainly make it seem so.

FOX5 was the first to learn about a preliminary application submitted to Clark County for construction of what would be called Alon Las Vegas.

It would be built on the site of the old Frontier, which was imploded November 13, 2007, at the height of the boom in Las Vegas, just before its bust.

The same 35 acres located next to the upcoming Resorts World and across the street from the Wynn will continue the resurrection of the north end of Las Vegas Boulevard.

The pre-application was submitted May 28.

Among the early renderings included in the application are plans for two towers that would have a total of 1,100 rooms.

One of those towers would be about half the height of the Trump tower, located directly to the west.

There was also a full layout of the property, including where the water feature, nightclub and villas would be located.

A cover sheet addressed to the county briefly explained Alon's details, most importantly the 4,500 jobs it expects to create.

The primary shareholder would be Crown Resorts, based in Australia and owned by James Packer, billionaire boyfriend of Mariah Carey.

When the developers learned that FOX5 obtained these early construction plans, they reached out to us.

Andrew Pascal, former president of Wynn Las Vegas, did not want to be recorded, but did want to be clear these details are very preliminary.

Pascal said if everything goes to plan, construction crews could put a shovel in the ground early next year.

Also, according to the pre-application, Alon will be the name of a new hospitality company with plans to build luxury resorts in other destinations.

The Las Vegas location would be its flagship.

There are no hearings currently scheduled with Clark County concerning the project.

FOX5 on Thursday reached out to two county commissioners for comment. One was unavailable, and the other was sworn to secrecy. 

Alon Las Vegas issued the following statement Thursday evening: 

 "Alon Leisure Management, LLC is a new leisure and hospitality company with a focus on developing one-­of-­a-­kind luxury resorts. The destination of the company's first project, Alon Las Vegas, is strategically located on the Las Vegas Strip and will contribute to the revitalization of the market.

"Alon Las Vegas is a gaming resort being developed on the historic Frontier site. As the flagship destination, Alon Las Vegas will set the creative tone and operating tempo for the company's developments.

"'Central to our vision for Alon is the careful consideration, creative exploration and uncompromising execution of the resort experience. We are building a team of seasoned industry operators, entrepreneurs and global designers who bring a fresh, new approach to what we think the future of Las Vegas should be,' said Andrew Pascal, founder, CEO & co-­chairman of Alon Leisure and Alon Las Vegas.

"Alon is envisioned to include approximately 1100 guest rooms and suites and will provide a full complement of integrated resort offerings. The project will generate thousands of direct and indirect jobs for Nevada residents."

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