News 4-27-08 Wingfield Towers

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Posted by: Danny - 4/27/2008 11:45:43 AM
It'd be great if it were revived. But then again... they say that the water park and all the phases at GSR aren't scrapped either. You be the judge...

Posted by: johnfree - 4/27/2008 2:14:10 PM
thanks for the updates, but I certainly hope it doesn't happen. It is waaaay too oversized for our nice little neighborhood. Wasn't there something in the 90's plan about the scale of buildings right on the river???

Posted by: Mattlo - 4/27/2008 5:12:01 PM
Would love to see this project built! I was getting sad, I was just downtown the other day and envisioned them on the site, how cool!

Posted by: palsmofun - 4/28/2008 10:29:15 AM
Speaking as one who lives downtown & loves downtown, let us not forget the quality of life today while looking to tomorrow. Forget the Wingfield project. It is too large, too disruptive and just too damn much for our little river.

Posted by: palsmofun - 4/29/2008 10:07:41 AM
Again, this project is too disruptive, too MEGA, too TOO. Consideration must be given to those souls who already have discovered living in downtown RENO. Years of construction on a project this size would cause downtown to be a place to avoid, not reside.

Posted by: Mike Van H - 4/29/2008 11:48:20 AM
I am torn on this one. Yes, I agree the project is a bit out of scale for the area, however, Reno is a city, and in most cities, the largest buildings are located downtown. All of the shadow studies of this building have already been done, and I don't have an issue with any of them. I guess my thing is I would rather see 400 units built downtown, than 6,000 new homes on the fringe of Reno.

Posted by: Danny - 4/29/2008 4:15:49 PM
Yes mike. Suburbia has expanded enough, lets build up rather than out. Plus this project would be a nice change for aesthetics purposes. Nothing in Reno has its own identity. Wingfield would create an identifiable place other than a dome, and the river is a nice size. River size should have nothing to do with whether or not a building should be built.

Posted by: Bugsy - 4/29/2008 4:17:15 PM
I wish they will build a new hotel/casino that big.

Posted by: Matlo - 4/29/2008 4:33:31 PM
I agree with Mike, you people of Reno have to decide, you want a large building downtown or new homes 20 and 30 miles from Reno.

Posted by: Matlo - 4/29/2008 4:34:30 PM
I agree with Mike, you people of Reno have to decide, you want a large building downtown or new homes 20 and 30 miles from Reno.

Posted by: Katherine - 4/30/2008 12:03:32 AM
YIKES!!!!! Did anyone consider impact on the river, roads, Wingfield Park with this project? I think not

Posted by: Slapdad - 4/30/2008 12:19:17 AM
The same was said about the condo building next to where Wingfield Towers will be when they were built as it towered above homes around it.....ironically, the people living there are the ones most opposed to this project. It's downtown and it seems to me that the precedent has been set by it's neighbors.

Posted by: Brian - 5/1/2008 7:33:41 PM
I did not give up on this project, the developer never officially canceled. We don't know if they purchased the land or set up some different plans to buy the land,some details were done in private I am sure. The Market must improve for this project to move to phase 2. Give it some time. I love the density and design for this project and only hope for these kind of projects to flourish for downtown. If the Developers could tell us what is the progress of Wingfield Towers, it sure would settle a lot of issues and concerns,but, that is their choice and not ours,sadly! If they contacted you personally Mike then there must be something more to it? I hope.

Posted by: IndAmerNReno - 5/2/2008 3:22:16 PM
Residents are all over the BLVD South condo in the south meadows/dblDiamond area because "tall building belong downtown" . Now resident are saying these are too tall for downtown? Reno is so frustrating, no wonder we have seen project and project get delayed and then scrapped. I love the wingfield towers. Construction bring workers who spend money, Yes there is an incovienence but if you downtown residents want a better quality of life then there needs to be a critical mass downtown. It helps with getting bums off the street and shopping and restraunts etc. THis is a great project. Id be shocked if its ever built. I hope so, Id consider buying one of those units

Posted by: johnfree - 5/4/2008 2:20:30 PM
I know the world doesn't work this way, but I would MUCH rather see the Arterra project revived, not WT. - two blocks away from the WT site, so all the very valid comments about "up is better than out" still apply. - would satisfy the "a real downtown means tall buildings" lust that some of you seem to have :) - two blocks away from the river, in a commercial district that already has tall-ish buildings i.e. it would be IN SCALE with its surroundings - right on major traffic arteries, unlike WT and the design was a lot cooler.