Opportunity Village Breaks Ground on $35 Million Residential Housing Project

Opportunity Village Breaks Ground on $35 Million Residential Housing Project
On Thursday, September 26th, Opportunity Village officially broke ground on Betty’s Village, a $35 million residential housing project that will soon sit on the 6.7-acre lot adjacent to the organization’s Southwest Campus located at 6050 S. Buffalo Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89113.

Betty’s Village, which will be complete in 2021, will be a state-of-the-art residential community for individuals with and without disabilities who want to live and grow in an integrated neighborhood.

Nearly 100 individuals, including Opportunity Village board members, executives and client ambassadors, former Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft and several representatives from Nevada’s congressional districts, attended Thursday’s groundbreaking.

“Betty’s Village is the culmination of years of hard work from so many people, including the wonderful folks we serve, their loved ones, and the diligent staff at Opportunity Village,” said Bob Brown, President & CEO of Opportunity Village. “So many individuals and organizations have worked together to turn this dream of supported living into a reality. Opportunity Village owes a ton of gratitude to everyone that has contributed to this project, including the Engelstad Family and all of our generous donors, supporters and board members. Betty’s Village will allow our clients to live richer, more independent and fulfilling lives and we couldn’t be more excited to see it fully come to fruition.”

Featuring integrated design, Betty’s Village – named after longtime Opportunity Village supporter and iconic local philanthropist Betty Engelstad – will be a welcoming, inclusive community for people of diverse abilities. It will consist of one- and two-bedroom apartment units and two four-bedroom homes, with a total capacity of 82 residents.

To meet the varying needs and safety of its residents, Betty’s Village will provide a gated community as well as on-site security, with each resident’s personal supports available 24-hours every day, accessible through a key code for residents and their families. Within apartments and homes, each unit will feature a full-size kitchen, washer and dryer units, and a patio area to encourage interaction between residents.

The focal point of Betty’s Village will be a clubhouse of over 16,000 square feet where residents, families and friends can exercise in the gym, swim or lounge in the pool and spa, play in the game room, watch a movie in the multipurpose room, access the business center’s computers and printers, or socialize in the resident lounge. Betty’s Village will also include shaded and grassy outdoor venues for resident’s social and recreation needs, as well as a BBQ area.

To foster additional social recreation, a monthly activity calendar with events within the neighborhood and in the greater Las Vegas community will be distributed to all residents.

In addition to numerous benefits for its residents, Opportunity Village is proud to offer Betty’s Village as an additional option for respite and support services to family caregivers and to allow nonresidents the opportunity to experience Betty’s Village and its amenities.

For sponsorship and naming opportunities, please contact Opportunity Village Director of Development Gregory Gudenkauf at gudenkaufg@opportuntyvillage.org or (702) 262-1559.