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Topic: I Spy A New Haberae Project - Mill Street & Holcomb
Posted by: H.E. - 6/30/2015 1:21:40 PM
"Not be debased by trendy colors". Well... we can now make an educated guess as to their thoughts on the "Orange Bunga-holio".

Topic: Sticks and 777 Center Add Exterior Finishing Touches
Posted by: no-valleys-guy - 6/28/2015 7:47:50 PM
construction fences gone! wow

Topic: I Spy A New Haberae Project - Mill Street & Holcomb
Posted by: James - 6/26/2015 12:40:58 AM
As the owner of one of the few single family homes on State at I can only be excited for this .

Topic: Caliente Duplex Rises From Ground
Posted by: Mike@MAC - 6/22/2015 6:01:59 PM
Sara Lee, Caliente is a completely different product for a different client than Tonopah. In fact, the units are about half the size to fit into the existing neighborhood. I am very contextualist on all my projects, but take that to mean matching scale and massive more that mimicing details. 130.5 Caliente could have been more respectful of its neighbors by keeping the scale as petite as possible, but Planning insisted on a top-hat roof which increases the overall impact. Midtown Residential Zoning has a MAXIMUM allowable setback from the street, which is why the front yards will be smaller than I would have liked (same condition at Cottage Row on Mount Rose Street). I'll be very interested to read you opinion on what the Tonopah model looks like dressed in a more traditional style on Stewart/Sinclair.

Topic: Meet Tonopah Lofts - Midtown's Newest Res Project
Posted by: NJInvestor - 6/19/2015 8:39:19 AM
These very attractive looking townhouses in the midtown area would appeal greatly to tax exiles looking for a comfortable abode.. Watch the hordes drive in from the Bay to make a down payment Maybe Reno can market them using the new direct flight by Jet Blue from NYC - lots of high taxes there, lots of potential exits... we will credit your airfare against the down payment ... There are many other "tired" cities (esp[ecially in NJ - Newark, Jersey City, Trenton, Passaic, Paterson, etc) which could take adavantage of Mike's inspirational comfortable modern living vision.

Topic: Meet Tonopah Lofts - Midtown's Newest Res Project
Posted by: NJInvestor - 6/19/2015 8:36:43 AM
These very attractive looking townhouses in the midtown area would appeal greatly to tax exiles looking for a comfortable abode.. Watch the hordes drive in from the Bay to make a down payment Maybe Reno can market them using the new direct flight by Jet Blue from NYC - lots of high taxes there, lots of potential exits... we will credit your airfare against the down payment ... There are many other "tired" cities (esp[ecially in NJ - Newark, Jersey City, Trenton, Passaic, Paterson, etc) which could take adavantage of Mike's inspirational comfortable modern living vision.

Topic: Caliente Duplex Rises From Ground
Posted by: Sara Lee - 6/18/2015 11:20:56 AM
I should add that I like the Tonopah Lofts right around the corner, but that's part of a larger city-block redevelopment and is not shoehorned between existing Victorian & brick-styled homes. Will this duplex be as "radically" styled as the Tonopah Lofts, or are there concessions being made to try to be at least decent neighbors?

Topic: Caliente Duplex Rises From Ground
Posted by: Sara Lee - 6/18/2015 10:55:06 AM
Great job by the architect & developer to come up with a project that matches – or at least tries to compliment – the surrounding neighborhood ... sheesh.

Topic: I Spy A New Haberae Project - Mill Street & Holcomb
Posted by: David - 6/18/2015 6:46:11 AM
This is so great! I used to walk by that building every day on my way to work. Infill projects like this are sooo huge for this area.

Topic: I Spy A New Haberae Project - Mill Street & Holcomb
Posted by: H.E. - 6/17/2015 8:33:20 PM
Yyyyyeeessssssss. I'm excited Mike, so I give you permission to be overly excited (not that you need it). I've always thought this building had great potential. I feel like I'm on a similar wave length with Pamela and Kelly.

Topic: Meet Tonopah Lofts - Midtown's Newest Res Project
Posted by: Walter H - 6/15/2015 11:52:32 AM
Midtown and the rest of Reno is on the verge of another real estate bubble. It will be interesting to see if these wonderful new units are priced to fuel the bubble or abate it.

Topic: Rumor: Siena To Be Rebanded, Casino Portion Closing
Posted by: Rijk Havic - 6/15/2015 11:30:06 AM
Your assumptions are spot on. This will create the luxury product companies coming to Reno as well as the high end legal community has been asking for. Until now, there has not been a high end product to stay at. Whitney Peak is a decent mid-tier product that led the sea change towards non-gaming hotels. With MM coming on line, there will now be a place for execs and clients to stay in the downtown area. I see the potential for 2 additional monoliths being repurposed in the near future. Change Happens...this time for the better!

Topic: Suite 103 Opens Downtown
Posted by: Bruce Specter - 6/15/2015 11:22:48 AM
Finally made it there last night with another couple. This place is over the top with service and gastronomic offerings that continue to put downtown back on the dining map. NOT overpriced for the service and quality of food. We look forward to making it back again and again.

Topic: Meet Tonopah Lofts - Midtown's Newest Res Project
Posted by: midtown homeowner - 6/15/2015 10:02:15 AM
I love the architecture style and the roof deck plans. I want a roof deck on our little 1930's bungalow!!! Great use of space, especially with the garage on the bottom of the unit taking care of the limited street parking issue. I really love everything that is going on in midtown and feel so positive in the direction that Reno is heading at the moment. Two thumbs up!

Topic: Meet Tonopah Lofts - Midtown's Newest Res Project
Posted by: H.E. - 6/14/2015 7:06:43 PM
Lord knows the area needs it. The housing market in Midtown is a short time away from a "blood-bath". I popped into an open house for a rental this week and there was just a round robin of prospective tenants viewing it all once. Maybe a dozen people or more. I can see a distopian future where 12 enter, and 1 leaves, with so-so living quarters. On a side-note, those apts I pointed out on La Rue and Plumas awhile back, (2bd 2.5ba) are going for $1600+. I wonder which will be occupied first, Cottage Row or those apts?

Topic: Adventures of a Snarkitect
Posted by: wright - 6/14/2015 3:38:50 PM
who do we contact if we're interested in purchasing one of those lofts on s virg?

Topic: Meet Tonopah Lofts - Midtown's Newest Res Project
Posted by: Kyle - 6/13/2015 1:29:28 PM
are these units going to be for sale or rentals?

Topic: El Cortez Sign to Change Top Sign, Add Street Level Signs
Posted by: Cheryl - 6/13/2015 10:59:29 AM
Please leave it as it is. Is he so ego centric that it has to bare his name on a long standing iconic building in our city? Please.BJOGYF

Topic: Meet Tonopah Lofts - Midtown's Newest Res Project
Posted by: DowntownMakeoverDude - 6/13/2015 10:37:19 AM
Hi Sara Lee, it's Mike McGonagle from ReReno. I wanted to check with him first and make sure it was ok to mention his name.

Topic: Meet Tonopah Lofts - Midtown's Newest Res Project
Posted by: Sara Lee - 6/13/2015 9:34:23 AM
Who's the architect?

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