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Safari Motel to be transformed into modern apartment complex

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — “Project Enchilada:” It sounds like it has to do with Mexican food, but it’s actually the master plan that was adopted by the City of Las Vegas back in 2016. Project Enchilada aims to bring redevelopment to the Fremont East area. One of the projects involves the Safari Motel.

The old downtown Las Vegas motel was built in 1956, but now it’s going to be converted into a 21 unit apartment complex thanks to approval from the Las Vegas City Council. The city council granted Santa Monica-based realtor and Safari Motel owner Mary Mashhadi up to $95,000 in financial assistance for the project from the redevelopment agency.

Mashhadi purchased the property in May of 2019, and now Las Vegas LLC in Beverly Hills will convert the Safari Motel into modern style apartments.

8 News Now Reporter Sally Jaramillo has more on the transformation.