The Project

The Three Kids Mine

The Three Kids Mine site is located south of the Lake Las Vegas community, and about five miles northeast of Henderson, Nevada along Lake Mead Parkway. The site is 1,165 acres in size.

All the federal land at the site was owned by BLM, and 295 of the 314 privately-owned acres were previously controlled by Lakemoor Ventures, LLC. A total of 1146 acres is now owned by PN II, Inc., which will be the lead in the environmental cleanup and is the master developer for the project. The remaining 19 privately-owned acres are controlled by two entities; these 19 acres are being addressed separately by NDEP.

Tailings, waste rock and soil at the former Three Kids Mine site contain elevated amounts of potentially harmful metals and chemicals. Asbestos is also scattered throughout the site.

Additionally, the open pits and remaining structures continue to present physical dangers to the public long after the mine closed in 1961.

The Record of Decision outlines the method of remediation, which includes consolidating contaminated materials by placing them into the open pits, covering the backfilled pits and other disturbed areas of the site with 10 feet of clean soil, and removing asbestos and municipal solid waste from the surface of the site.

Over the next 10+ years, Pulte Homes will develop a 3,000-home master planned community with an emphasis on creating vibrant and inclusive neighborhoods. Parks and hiking trails will be incorporated throughout the area for a healthy and active lifestyle. There will be a variety of product types ranging from entry-level to larger higher-end homes. While the exact product types have not been finalized, the single-family homes will be similar to the Pulte Homes products in Lake Las Vegas. Additionally, the total cost of sitework, utilities, and grading for cleanup and development amounts to approximately $400 million, none of which is publicly funded. This substantial investment demonstrates the commitment to creating a high-quality and safe living environment for residents.

Next Steps

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