Construction Update: Midtown Lofts and Sticks

by Mike Van Houten / Jan 31, 2017

Midtown Lofts is coming along nicely, on the corner of Stewart and Sinclair in Midtown's residential district. 

This is a new project that result in 12 residences in a combination of single family homes and duplexes. Three duplexes will ine Stewart Street, two in the alley, and four single-family homes on Sinclair. You can see details about the project here

Check out the photos below! 

What I like about this project: 

1. The roof pitches are rotated to break up the design a bit and give a non-suburban feel to the homes. 

2. Rooftop decks with views of Mt. Rose!

3. Large windows. 

The homes and duplexes will blend in nicely with the surrounding buildings as well. 

Also, Sticks is coming along nicely with the final remaining buildouts of the project on South Virginia Street, Thoma and Center Street. A juice and parfait shop is slated to go in one of the buildings. Photos below! 

Midtown Lofts and Sticks Construction

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  • February 1, 2017 - 7:18:15 AM

    How is all this new construction allowed when parking in Midtown and surrounding blocks is so difficult already?

  • February 1, 2017 - 7:25:31 AM

    Michelle, are you willing to walk more than 100 feet between your car and your intended destination - Maybe even a handful of blocks? If so, I have great news - there are literally HUNDREDS of parking spots available to you in the area surrounding these project locations and Midtown in general. Just use your feet for something besides the gas and brake and who knows? You might just find another interesting business to visit and support on your walk.

  • February 1, 2017 - 8:32:04 AM

    Mark, I do walk and I ride my bike whenever possible. I'm thrilled with how walkable reno is but I'm also a small business owner who hears constant complaints about the lack of parking. Most cities require a certain number of spots per business. It was a simple question not requiring a snarky response. Thanks for contributing your condescension.

  • February 1, 2017 - 10:49:55 AM

    I have to agree with Mark. Seriously, people complain because they have to walk more than a few feet from their cars to the door. It's no wonder obesity is such a problem in this country!

  • February 2, 2017 - 8:20:58 AM

    Michelle, I am not sympathetic to the supposed troubles of people who are not willing to deal with the realities of driving and parking (and walking!) in an urban environment. The common cry about reducing parking in favor of density or pedestrian/cycling infrastructure is "everyone already complains about the lack of parking!" It is an insular "me-first" attitude that I find ridiculous. Are you really expecting a free parking spot right out front of every place you want to drive, every time you get there? I am tired of trying to kindly convince individuals that the sky actually -won't- fall if you replace free parking and car-centric design with a place where the convenience and safety of PEOPLE are the focus. Parked cars don't pay your bills - the people spending money at your business do. As you yourself can attest, not everyone drives, so why should all the decisions about public design centered around storing cars at no cost to the user in immediate adjacency to each and every building? In the meantime, to those folks walking and cycling - enjoy dodging the continually entitled car traffic, dashing across the street in between clusters of speeding metal boxes, trying to find a spot to lock a bike or a bench to sit on, etc. Thank goodness we can park so many cars though!

  • February 3, 2017 - 11:48:57 AM

    The required parking permit business is a suburban policyou that we need to move away from. Besides, it is good for your health to walk a little from your parked car.

  • February 5, 2017 - 7:41:27 AM

    Parking will always be the complaint of this new directioned town. I'm over it. On a different note, a saw the lofts a few weeks back and there was only one foundation. Nice progress! Any idea when their Tonopah Condos are going in behind 1401?

  • February 8, 2017 - 10:01:00 AM

    low budget homes for high cash developer returns, people need to quit buying these cracker boxes...these, delux lofts, shoestring budget garbage.

  • February 8, 2017 - 10:54:01 AM

    Ken M, these aren't cracker boxes on Sinclair and Stewart, they are actually nice homes, custom built, with varying roof pitches and layouts, second-floor decks, large windows and more. To H.E., I heard the project is moving forward soon.

  • February 8, 2017 - 1:11:49 PM

    only time will tell - any building form can be finished in bargain basement materials and equipment. The worst part about that project is the site planning - 5' yards around the buildings? A couple with more gracious yards that look right at somebody taking a dump across the way? Terrible.

  • February 9, 2017 - 9:09:52 PM

    Cool, thanks Dude! Ken M, I agree with most of your sentiments, but I wonder if more and more people are moving towards little to zero yards. I mean look at those houses the Tollman Bros put up on Mt. Rose street, I still don't understand their appeal, and why anyone would want a +2600 sq ft, +500K house without a yard is beyond m.

  • February 18, 2017 - 7:17:53 PM

    The interesting thing about those new houses on Mt Rose street is that a bunch of them have newly installed bars on their windows - that was not something I expected to see. I agree - I don't understand what the appeal is of those large expensive houses so packed in together and so close to the street.