A Las Vegas apartment complex that burned down last year while still under construction has been rebuilt and is expected to open soon.

Ely at Fort Apache in the Southwest Valley is to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday. The 206-unit complex, developed by The Calida Group, features a resort-style pool with private cabanas, an outdoor kitchen with barbecue grills and kegerator, and concierge services, according to a press release.

He should be ready to move in at the end of August.

The project, near Tropicana Avenue and 215 Beltway, is one of several new rental complexes Calida will open this summer amid Southern Nevada’s years-long apartment building boom.

Its debut also marks a full circle moment for a property that was destroyed early last year in a massive overnight fire that forced evacuations from adjacent neighborhoods, was battled by nearly 100 firefighters and was determined to be a criminal fire.

Las Vegas-based Calida is one of Southern Nevada’s largest apartment developers. As stated in a July Press releaseit opened a new resort last month in Utah and is expected to open three this month in Las Vegas, including Ely at Fort Apache.

In September, he also rebranded Fremont9, a downtown Las Vegas apartment complex he bought this year, as Ely on Fremont.

Calida co-founder Eric Cohen said in a recent statement to the Review-Journal that his group hadn’t heard exactly what caused the fire at Ely at Fort Apache, but that it was due to a criminal fire.

He also said the company is grateful to the Las Vegas Police and Clark County Fire Department “for responding so quickly and being able to completely contain the fire while ensuring no one was hurt.” .

The project fire then under construction at 5055 S. Fort Apache Road began just before midnight Jan. 18, 2021. It burned through the next day and was fought by nearly 100 firefighters from various departments in the Valley, according to the Review -Journal reported.

The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announcement On January 27, 2021, he determined that the fire was arson and had caused losses of approximately $35 million.

At the time, the ATF did not say where the fire started on the construction site or how investigators determined it was an arson attack.

According to an ATF press release, the bureau and Clark County Fire Department processed the scene “to identify fire patterns, potential ignition sources, and evidence.” Forensic mappers “captured photographs of the scene in a panoramic view,” investigators reviewed surveillance video, and Las Vegas and Henderson fire investigators helped examine the scene.

In the statement, the ATF also said it was offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the fire.

Clark County Deputy Fire Chief Warren Whitney told the Review-Journal on Friday that a suspect “has been identified but there is insufficient evidence at this time to support an arrest warrant. “. The case is still open and under investigation.

Contact Eli Segall at [email protected] or 702-383-0342. Follow @eli_segall on Twitter.

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