With business bankruptcies, closures and layoffs predominate in the news, it’s refreshing to learn that Henderson City Council in Nevada has transferred funds last week from the sale of city land to help spur development of the science museum on a 160-acre site on U.S. Highway 95 near Russell Road.
It’s a dream come true for Henderson, with talks about building a museum a leading topic for the past 15 years.
The money is considered a gift to the Henderson Space and Science Center Board, which was formed by the city earlier this year to oversee the nonprofit corporation that will plan and run the attraction.
The $21 million gift comes from the city’s land fund, which can be used only for capital improvements or the acquisition of property, buildings, furniture and equipment.
Several years ago the land was to be a spring training facility for a Major League Baseball team that never came to pass.