Reno Post Office Retail
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Posted by: Concerned Downtowner - 5/8/2007 12:37:47 PM
Yes, as long as the wonderful 1930s architecture is not so altered that one could not recognize it.
Posted by: Isidoro - 11/13/2007 3:48:40 PM
Hmm I think it would be awesome if the the whole post office could be covered in glass and still make room for retail shops and cafes with a garden terrace on the rooftop, and at night it would be awesome if the whole glass structure could be covered with good lightning so as to give a lot of emphasis on the beautiful art deco building.
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Posted by: Craig - 4/18/2008 8:17:14 AM
I think both options look great. If I had to pick a favorite I'd say the classic geometric only because it incorporates a long continuous walkway at the rivers edge.
Posted by: Paul - 4/18/2008 9:51:55 AM
I believe there should be a pedestrian link with the Riverwalk to the west which should continue along the river, but i dont believe another large open plaza is the solution, considering there is already one directly across the river. Downtown is in need of more retail, restaurant and office space, especially along this valuable riverfront property. With the reno climate a large open plaza would only be useful half the year as opposed to commercial space with great river views.
Posted by: JamesMarciano - 4/18/2008 10:18:30 AM
I think the retail commercial space will be inside the post office Paul, and the plaza will kind of compliment the retail inside the post office.
Posted by: Paul - 4/18/2008 10:42:55 AM
I would propose to continue the riverwalk in a similar fashion across the site, have a (3) story addition to the historic post office along the river which would compliment the beautiful historic building and its materials with a modern touch, create a large courtyard between the (2) structures that connects to the riverside pedestrian link, reopen the original proposed post office skylight, and create a grand entrance at the east and west end of the courtyard connecting the two buildings. Retail and restaurant on the bottom floor for both building and office space above for both buildings. Last, possibly propose rooftop restaurant/bar space that views both east and west down the river.
Posted by: wiley_n_Reno - 4/18/2008 3:26:16 PM
The Post Office design no. 2 looks better to me. Also wonder if they could make a small trout pool with a little fishing platform in front of the river? A designated place to "plant a pole".
Posted by: johnfree - 4/19/2008 12:57:48 PM
I like both, or either ...
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Posted by: Matthew A. - 4/22/2008 3:05:05 PM
I like the classic geometric option. It seems to match the building a bit better to me.
Posted by: Mark W. - 4/30/2008 11:11:01 AM
@ Paul - There's a lot of setback and riverfront corridor requirements set forth in the City of Reno's development guidelines that might make that second building and plaza a bit of a challenge, but that's a great way of thinking - infill that has a distinct relationship with the existing elements of Reno.
As to the designs proposed for the plaza, I can see good elements in each concept. I am more drawn to the "River Terrace" design concept because it uses many of the same elements that already exist in the pedestrian corridors and plazas along the Truckee River - the asymmetrical lower levels and curved staircases are already established at the West Street plaza, and Wingfield park is very much asymmetrical in its layout. Neither design ignores the design elements of the post office, but I think the contrasts offered by the "terrace" plan are very appropriate!
Posted by: Rachel - 6/20/2008 12:47:23 PM
I like the Classic Geometric design better than the River Terrace design. It looks a little more historical to me, and I like the step down to the river better that just have a wall up for the walkway as there appears to be in the River Terrace design.
Posted by: ken bolmgren - 7/19/2009 9:08:36 AM
Ihikzad think its a wonderful project but please save the original art works on that beautiful old building