Board Recommends Against Wayne Newton Museum Plan

An advisory board is recommending against entertainer Wayne Newton’s proposal to build a museum and bus tourists to his sprawling estate southeast of Las Vegas.

Dozens of speakers aired opinions before the Paradise Town Advisory Board gave a thumbs-down Tuesday to Newton’s proposal to develop his 38-acre Casa de Shenandoah compound as a tourist attraction.

The Clark County Commission is due to take up the matter Nov. 17.

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Tropicana Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nev.

The Las Vegas Strip headliner didn’t attend the meeting, although he hosted a neighborhood meeting in September. The Las Vegas Sun reported Newton was represented instead by a lawyer and a prominent area land use consultant.

Board members said they were concerned the project would draw too much traffic and hurt the surrounding neighborhood. It’s zoned for rural neighborhood preservation.