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Topic: Siegel Group On Deck at City Council Meeting
Posted by: kyle - 4/28/2016 9:05:16 PM
Siegal had high hopes maybe to high. i'm glad you got to walk el cortez but my point of view I would be happy if they never gave them property. The council saying they need a full time person in reno and them balking for maybe a part time person is damning to me. they get no more fix your stuff or leave.

Topic: Renderings of West 2nd Street District
Posted by: Ken - 4/28/2016 7:36:13 PM
I think the thing that makes a project like this is investors with deep pockets who are true believers and willing to lose money while they prove and generate the market demand they need. It doesn't take a master plan or a central plant to make that happen -- it takes true believers with deep pockets. I hope these developers can find such people to pay for this, because as it happens, the area bounded by the river, I-80, Keystone, and Wells is exactly where this type of development should be occurring. If they can build 20% of what they're proposing, it'll change Reno's direction.

Topic: Renderings of West 2nd Street District
Posted by: NN2036 - 4/28/2016 6:57:23 PM
What has the city got to lose if the developer pays for everything in advance?

Topic: Renderings of West 2nd Street District
Posted by: JackCheese - 4/28/2016 12:24:25 PM
Naturally, those who love and are in favor of improving Reno's cityscape and lifestyle encourage investment. But, to believe *this* plan can happen as illustrated are sold on a fiscal and procedural fantasy, much like the "Hope and Change" hogwash slopped on us 7 years ago. If you've ever lived in a large metropolitan city, you know such a vision is only achieved with 20-years of constant work that aligns to a masterplan. I'm confused. Is this a masterplan? Who funds the master plan? Who profits from the plan? To what extent are taxpayers on the hook for this? Is a sales tax increases untouchable in such funding? Who votes on the masterplan? Those inconvenient details must be addressed at THIS time. I'm all for pretty illustrations that get me all warm and fuzzy. So are many people who desire change. But, let's get to the operational facts surrounding this idea.

Topic: Renderings of West 2nd Street District
Posted by: Slapdad - 4/28/2016 9:40:27 AM
Marge, including a monorail in this project would be silly. How would the spaceships land with monorails zipping about?

Topic: Renderings of West 2nd Street District
Posted by: marge simpson - 4/28/2016 8:57:26 AM
why doesn't the project include a monorail?

Topic: Renderings of West 2nd Street District
Posted by: Slapdad - 4/28/2016 7:24:39 AM
Right on cue, the city council will be asking the developer if they have enough skin in the game to make good on promises before they even begin to negotiate the property tax issue, which is a prudent move, IMO. http://www.rgj.com/story/news/2016/04/27/reno-council-begin-due-diligence-proposed-12-billion-redevelopment-project/83631648/

Topic: Renderings of West 2nd Street District
Posted by: Bitteraztec - 4/27/2016 9:42:45 PM
Looks great. Unfortunately this will not happen at least not on this scale. Developers still love to dream big even if the city's demographics can not support such a plan of this size.

Topic: Renderings of West 2nd Street District
Posted by: PG - 4/27/2016 9:39:25 PM
My husband is sure this is just a big scam, I on the other hand am excited and hopeful this will happen.

Topic: 17 Acre, One Billion Dollar Development Proposed for West Second Street
Posted by: CJAx2 - 4/27/2016 9:09:57 PM
As a community we should embrace bold ideas to infuse new development in our downtown. The urban core realized terrific residential construction pre market drop and the time is ripe to introduce more mid rise residential and mixed uses to expand commercial and office offerings in an area that has been ignored if not blighted for years. I suggest we applaud the bravery and energy expended by the development team to bring this concept to us. Let's do all we can to help the project gain momentum because the entire Truckee Meadows benefits from new construction focused downtown--all scales welcome.

Topic: Renderings of West 2nd Street District
Posted by: NN2036 - 4/27/2016 8:26:31 PM
I am really excited about the project! The 40 stories building looks great! Although I am skeptical without knowing the funding sources, I really hope this get built. It would make downtown much better

Topic: Renderings of West 2nd Street District
Posted by: JG - 4/27/2016 4:29:24 PM
So much negativity on here! This is a relatively low risk, high reward plan. See no reason to wish against this

Topic: Renderings of West 2nd Street District
Posted by: Candy - 4/27/2016 2:46:40 PM
I'm sorry, but some of the pictures look like future tenements down the road. I know we need affordable housing, but these renderings give me mixed feelings, with dismay being at the forefront.

Topic: Renderings of West 2nd Street District
Posted by: Slapdad - 4/27/2016 1:34:02 PM
This does seem a bit like all the other ambitious projects planned for the downtown area, though if it should happen, it would change the face of downtown in a great way.

Topic: Renderings of West 2nd Street District
Posted by: DowntownMakeoverDude - 4/27/2016 1:32:24 PM
Sara Lee, I should pull all your comments from my database and feature a Best of Sara Lee Comments post...you have some gems. Love it. Rory, yes, this reminds me of Wingfield Towers. Except even more expensive. I am eagerly awaiting the city council presentation, it will be interesting to see how the new council reacts to their first major proposed development project and agreement.

Topic: Renderings of West 2nd Street District
Posted by: Rory - 4/27/2016 1:18:55 PM
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me 2, 3, 4 times shame on me. Not this time! Why not present something reasonable and feasible?

Topic: Forward Progress: Project Updates
Posted by: Daniel Martin - 4/27/2016 12:34:49 PM
God damn I am getting so excited!

Topic: Renderings of West 2nd Street District
Posted by: Eelke Folmer - 4/27/2016 11:39:09 AM
Looks amazing!!!!! soon Reno won't be the biggest little city anymore!

Topic: Renderings of West 2nd Street District
Posted by: Sara Lee - 4/27/2016 11:38:21 AM
Where might one procure the drugs Don Clark & Co. are obviously on? Asking for a friend.

Topic: Renderings of West 2nd Street District
Posted by: Nancy Deboy - 4/27/2016 11:29:52 AM
I don't like the new look of the extremely tall buildings that might be built in Reno. It changes the whole feel of the downtown area and not in a good way.

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