Area15, the immersive art and entertainment district located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, has announced an expansion spanning 20 acres to its north along Interstate 15.
Universal Parks & Resorts will anchor the District expansion with a new, year-round horror entertainment experience inspired by its popular Halloween Horror Nights. The new development extends beyond Area 15’s main complex, which includes immersive experiences such as Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart, Illuminarium and Lost Spirits Distillery. Plans call for Universal to be joined by more immersive experiences, attractions, curated retail, entertainment and food and beverage destinations.
The expansion will include more than 450,000 square feet of customizable retail, office and residential space featuring different types of building structures, with tenant leasing opportunities ranging from 1,000 square feet to 60,000 square feet. The recently unveiled anchor experience, Universal Parks & Resorts, will occupy over 110,000 square feet in a stand-alone building on the southern end of the District. Additionally, more than 85,000 square feet will be dedicated to pop-ups and outdoor experiences, including a salvaged Boeing 747 aircraft to be repurposed as an event space.
“Area15 curates a constellation of world-class experiences and our partnership with an internationally renowned entertainment company such as Universal marks a significant milestone in our evolution,” said Winston Fisher, chief executive officer, Area15. “Consumers continue to gravitate toward artful new forms of entertainment providing immersive experiences, authentic connections and real emotions. The demand for more Area15 experiences is high, and we are ready to dive into this substantial expansion and find more partnerships that will have a lasting impact on the Area15 District and the City of Las Vegas.”