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Topic: Siegel Group to Present Plans for West Street Plaza July 29
Posted by: geopower - 8/26/2015 5:07:09 PM
They finally presented today, and the presentation had no new plans for the property. The Council directed them to work with Parks staff and the RAB to come up with an actual proposal for them to consider.

Topic: Downtown Construction Update - Marriott, Virginian and More
Posted by: DowntownMakeoverDude - 8/21/2015 11:52:48 AM
RenoFan, I read an article recently that mentioned our rental vacancy rate in Reno is around 2%, and that in some parts, was as low as .44%. That would be a good indicator of growth yes?

Topic: Downtown Construction Update - Marriott, Virginian and More
Posted by: RenoFan - 8/20/2015 10:46:28 PM
I'm old enough to say I'm sorry to see the Virginian go. It was never a four star hotel, but for a guy in his 20's, it offered up a good room and central location to a lot of gaming. I like what I see in Reno. Was up twice in Aug. I have posted before about the pluses of the downtown. Evan with the decline in gaming, the town can use those casinos that are left as an accent to a thriving nightlife. Can't wait for the Marriott to open as well as the new dinning hot spots. As far as Siegel, could be savior or saint. The new hotels and cleaning up eye sores is a plus. The only thing I wonder is how many downtown rentals can the market take. It's a fun town, but it's not San Francisco. There is still plenty of land to build on east and north of town. For me, if I have a "clean" hotel and can walk safely to the CalNeva again (like the 80's), I'm a happy visitor again.

Topic: Downtown Construction Update - Marriott, Virginian and More
Posted by: doofus - 8/20/2015 9:22:19 PM
I'm sure Siegel will uphold the same standards of excellence on the Virginian project that he has shown on his other local and Vegas projects. He presents to the Council on his Truckee River Lane project Wednesday. I predict a backhand bitch slap to the face, but the Council never fails to surprise me.

Topic: New Art and Historic Guide to West Street added to West St Median
Posted by: Sean Nash - 8/20/2015 1:35:45 PM
Cool.

Topic: Downtown Construction Update - Marriott, Virginian and More
Posted by: David - 8/19/2015 4:25:22 PM
Hopefully Siegel does something with the façade of the building. Otherwise it looks like it will be a blank concrete wall.

Topic: Pizza and Japanese Headed to 777 Center
Posted by: Rory - 8/19/2015 9:06:05 AM
I hope a place like Noble Pie expands here. Would be an awesome location for their delicious pies.

Topic: Virginian to lose its...Virginianity
Posted by: Alicia Barber - 8/17/2015 7:07:32 AM
The Siegel Group actually hasn't yet given the Historical Resources Commission their final proposal for the El Cortez storefront signage. At last Thursday's meeting, they just wanted some informal feedback on a proposal for the windows. Once they submit a formal application for a Certificate of Appropriateness (required for any exterior changes since it's on the city historic register), a public hearing will be scheduled.

Topic: Virginian to lose its...Virginianity
Posted by: H.E. - 8/16/2015 11:46:31 AM
Nope, it's all new for the city of Reno. New bridge, new logo, complete with a new Virginian right next to city hall, nothing old will remain. God I hope he slaps his name all over it and paints it that wonderful piss color of the Nugget Courtyard. All will stand in awe of Savior Seigel's weekly sky scrapers. /rant

Topic: Virginian to lose its...Virginianity
Posted by: Robertt - 8/15/2015 7:00:01 PM
This is just terrible. Doesn't Reno care about it's history. The success of Downtown Vegas is celebrating it's vintage casino era. Now Reno will look just like any other bland downtown. Anyone know if they are removing the entire sign or just the upper portion?

Topic: New Art and Historic Guide to West Street added to West St Median
Posted by: Nancy - 8/14/2015 12:48:01 PM
Very nicely done.

Topic: Siena to Become Renaissance Hotel
Posted by: DowntownMakeoverDude - 8/14/2015 12:31:12 PM
H.E., my life would be incomplete without the C.A.V.E.S. On a serious note though, I like you guys, and feel some skepticism makes for balanced view of any new project coming along. I won't pretend to be smart enough to know if it means a turn-around for Reno or not, but our economy has been on an upswing lately. Maybe let's call it a recovery lol.

Topic: Siena to Become Renaissance Hotel
Posted by: H.E. - 8/14/2015 12:27:22 PM
Proud C.A.V.E. here. I like this, The Siena was nothing, I think if we have less gaming the better it is. My snarky comment for the week is: Does this mean Downtown is about to turn-around? Or are the financial elite going to have a great laugh about how "cute" Reno is trying to be?

Topic: Phase Two Construction Permit for Kings Inn
Posted by: Rick - 8/14/2015 10:32:42 AM
The Kings Inn is surrounded by low income housing. They don't need to offer a low income component.

Topic: Phase Two Construction Permit for Kings Inn
Posted by: Ron King - 8/12/2015 2:58:39 AM
I'm wondering if any tax funds are being used. That would be OK but if so some units should be designated "low income" housing. ANY housing project, especially in city center developments, should have a "low income" component. Having a Senior/disabled component as well would be a BIG plus.

Topic: Phase Two Construction Permit for Kings Inn
Posted by: no-valleys-guy - 8/11/2015 9:36:18 PM
I went by it during HAN and wondered if it was stalled. Good to hear it is not.

Topic: New Brewery-Bourbon Distillery Could Transform Downtown Block
Posted by: John - 8/11/2015 8:33:12 PM
This is excellent news. I was hoping for something like this in that building. This will do a lot for that area. Any word on anything happening with the abandoned plot (condos?) across the street between Birtha's and the River?

Topic: Parklets Headed to Midtown, Downtown
Posted by: Matthew McIver - 8/11/2015 4:33:03 PM
The parklet is funded by private entities and individuals involved. It will be open to the public but maintained privately as well. This is a pilot program we are creating with the city for others to apply & build on a regulatory basis. You can find out more at www.ouralley.com

Topic: Phase Two Construction Permit for Kings Inn
Posted by: Rick - 8/11/2015 3:54:44 PM
They were working on it today.

Topic: The Reno Streetcar Concept Gaining Traction
Posted by: Sean Nash - 8/11/2015 3:44:14 PM
I ain't paying for a street car for homeless people to defecate and sleep on. Just drive your damn car. Total waste of money.

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