Jean, a small commercial area twelve miles north of Primm, is in for big changes.
While the unincorporated community has had development in the past primarily for hotel-casino properties, it’s now being targeted as the site for a large new industrial park.
Jean is twenty-five miles south of Las Vegas off I-15. With its convenient location and the Terrible’s Hotel & Casino in Jean having been closed down indefinitely, plans have been drawn up to turn the property into a 1.9 million square foot industrial site.
The project, proposed by Tolles Development Company, was approved by Clark County commissioners. The developer has closed on a deal to purchase the expansive project site grounds, which would cover more than 140 acres.
In addition to the hotel-casino property, the project would also utilize vacant land and other real estate for the sprawling industrial park.
With the shift towards people purchasing more products online, warehouse and distribution space is in demand.
The Jean site benefits from having existing infrastructure, including water and wastewater treatment that the hotel-casino had in place.
The Terrible’s Hotel & Casino originally opened in 1987 under a different name. When it was shuttered in March 2020, it was a ten plus story property with hundreds of hotel rooms, gaming, and dining space.
The plan for the industrial park calls for the property to be demolished a few years into construction.
Jean’s gas stations, including the massive Chevron gas station and convenience store, would remain open and not be part of the project.
The proposed industrial park in Jean is just thirteen miles north of the California border. This would allow Southern California truckers to make a delivery to the Las Vegas area in a day.
It would allow truckers to avoid much of the traffic of the region as you get closer to the city. However, the Primm area has traffic problems of its own.
The proposed industrial park also reflects the growth of Las Vegas and Clark County in the past decade. From 2010 to 2020, Clark County’s population grew by over 300,000 people to 2,265,451, an increase of 14 percent.
All this growth means more construction and expansion into previously undeveloped land.
Jean is poised to benefit from this with industrial development and the prospects of a new Southern Nevada Supplemental Airport coming to the area.
Tolles Development Company hopes to break ground on the Jean industrial park project by summer 2023.
The industrial park and construction project creates new job opportunities in the Jean area. This is good news for residents of nearby small communities including Primm, Goodsprings, Sandy Valley, and Sloan.