Treasure Island plans to build mall on Las Vegas Strip

Treasure Island, shown here in a July 2012 file photo, wants to reduce the size of its Sirens of TI lagoon to make room for a 46,000-square-foot shopping center on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Pyrotechnics light up the outdoor pirate show Sirens of TI in front of Treasure Island in Siren's Cove Friday, May 27, 2011. Launch slideshow »

Treasure Island wants build a three-story shopping center on the Las Vegas Strip.

If approved by Clark County commissioners Wednesday, TI would have to eliminate a third of its Sirens of TI lagoon to make room for the 46,000-square-foot center.

Spread over 19.5 acres, it would include a pharmacy, retail shops, restaurants and an automobile salesroom. Potential tenants have not been named.

TI’s proposal is part of a growing nongaming trend along the Strip.

MGM Resorts International recently began a $100-million project to clean up the crowded walkway between the Monte Carlo and New York-New York, planning to roll out a tree-dotted plaza with benches, food trucks and shops.

Plans for TI’s project call for an extension of the lagoon’s wooden boardwalk to allow shoppers easy access to the shopping center. The resort also wants to build an entrance along Las Vegas Boulevard, mimicking the style of the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace and the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.

Suggesting what the center might look like, building materials would include sand-colored stucco, decorative metal panels and glazed windows. The roof would be flat with parapet walls.

“The facades of the building show varying geometrical shapes and depths, with exterior colors consisting of vivid hues,” the proposal says.

Greg Borgel, the planning consultant from Moreno & Associates working on the project, was not available for comment. Borgel is also the man behind plans for Genting’s forthcoming Resorts World Las Vegas.

In the proposal, Borgel argues the addition would allow “pedestrian traffic to safely funnel around the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Spring Mountain Road.”

Clark County commissioners are set to vote on the proposal Wednesday.