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Topic: JB Mapes Re-Opens
Posted by: MikeBaw - 8/11/2017 6:21:39 PM

Topic:
Permit Filed for Apartment Complex Downtown
Posted by: nn2036 - 8/3/2017 7:12:32 PM
Great spot for now apartments!

Topic: Permit Filed for Apartment Complex Downtown
Posted by: H.E. - 8/3/2017 12:05:47 PM
"Reduce some of the camping" is maybe the wrong verb. More like "Move some of the camping". Nonetheless, this is probably a good spot for some infill and apartments.

Topic: Permit Filed for Apartment Complex Downtown
Posted by: geopower - 8/2/2017 8:35:13 AM
Exactly the kind of relatively dense infill of smaller units that Reno needs. Given the river and bike proximity I'd expect these to be really popular, and hopefully reduce some of the camping that currently happens in the area.

Topic: Pine and Center Gears Up To Open
Posted by: nn2036 - 7/28/2017 12:02:39 AM
Glad you are posting again. I have been waiting for the update.

Topic: High Resolution Renderings of Park Lane Mall Plans
Posted by: Anakin-Marc - 7/27/2017 9:15:43 PM
It's better than what's there right now, but IMHO, they should have designed it to be more similar to complexes such as Santana Row in the South Bay. TBH, this just looks... Boring.

Topic: High Resolution Renderings of Park Lane Mall Plans
Posted by: Zenithon - 7/24/2017 9:25:53 AM
I really hope they get this thing right, because there aren't many opportunities to have a middle of town project of this size. To me, the concept seems OK. A decent mixed use project, but it does seem a little under ambitious. I wouldn't mind seeing something a little more vertical, at least in part. My biggest issue would be with the Architecture. Maybe it's just the renderings, but it looks kind of bleak.

Topic: Demo Permit Issued for Stardust Lodge on Arlington Ave
Posted by: ken m - 7/23/2017 3:06:05 PM
What is going to replace the building? Maybe west 2nd street can add a 100 story tower on the property? Of course they would need a sky-bridge or monorail to connect to the other towers.

Topic: Pine and Center Gears Up To Open
Posted by: Walter H - 7/21/2017 12:47:19 PM
Waffle House. That neighborhood demands a Waffle House!

Topic: Pine and Center Gears Up To Open
Posted by: Bungalow Hugger - 7/20/2017 3:20:56 PM
This project is beautiful. I am so glad the unique exterior of the Center Lodge was preserved. Living proof that run down motels with exciting mid century architecture can and should be adaptively reused instead of demolished. This place was in ten times worse shape than the motels the city demolished on Virginia and 5th last year. The architecture is so much more interesting than if the land was scraped and a stucco-burger modern building was built. Reuse, revitalize, renovate. Great project.

Topic: Pine and Center Gears Up To Open
Posted by: Ej - 7/20/2017 8:15:41 AM
Happy to see your postings again Mike. Super pleased with this area of town and what is happening. Seems since the post office reopened the entire area to the east has been coming up. I too look forward to rooftop dining.

Topic: Demo Permit Issued for Stardust Lodge on Arlington Ave
Posted by: H.E. - 7/19/2017 4:05:45 PM
Yeah! Quit making those homeless people hide in motel rooms! I wanna see them at the river with everyone else. I'm glad you're posting some again Mike, I've been itching for an outlet fot my C.A.V.E. thoughts.

Topic: Demo Permit Issued for Stardust Lodge on Arlington Ave
Posted by: Rory - 7/19/2017 8:55:10 AM
Bring down the BLIGHT!

Topic: JB Mapes Re-Opens
Posted by: MikeBaw - 7/3/2017 5:47:42 AM

Topic:
Historic Redfield Mansions Sells to Vegas Buyer
Posted by: NEv - 7/1/2017 7:14:15 PM
I've been in the basement of the red field mansion and I will tell you for a fact that there is not enough room for a bowling alley.

Topic: Historic Redfield Mansions Sells to Vegas Buyer
Posted by: Anakin-Marc - 6/30/2017 7:43:42 PM
I'm sorry, but I find it VERY unbelieveable that a business that makes money by making movies would allocate in their budget for a film the funds to acquire permits, transportation of cast and equipment over 500 miles twice, and the setup and teardown of a single set, with all due respect, an unknown mansion, all for one single scene in a movie. Who knows, maybe the producers were living in a world of "alternative facts".

Topic: Historic Redfield Mansions Sells to Vegas Buyer
Posted by: ken m - 6/27/2017 11:58:51 AM
The scene was filmed in the basement of the redfield mansion, local press was tying to keep it under wraps, given the recent closure of starlite bowl and the severe shortage of local bowling opportunities.

Topic: Check out a tour of the renovated Redfield Mansion on Mt. Rose Street!
Posted by: G Smith - 6/23/2017 4:57:47 PM
As really young kids, we lived on Humboldt Street a few blocks up Mt Rose. If we were walking past it, we would cross the street. That imposing rock house scared the devil out of us. Im thrilled to see its' renovation. Once I got over my initial fear of it, I have always liked the craftsmanship involved with it.

Topic: Historic Redfield Mansions Sells to Vegas Buyer
Posted by: Anakin-Marc - 6/23/2017 11:58:52 AM
"But there's one room in the house -- a partially subterranean, two-lane bowling alley --that hadn't made it onto the big screen until Paul Thomas Anderson featured it in "There Will Be Blood," his epic saga that opened this week about an oil prospector in turn-of-the-century California." - A story about Greystone Mansion in the LA Times (http://articles.latimes.com/2007/dec/27/home/hm-blood27) But you're right, I'm thinking of Doc Brown's house in Pasadena, and the LA Times doesn't know the difference between a mansion in their hometown, and one over 500 miles away.

Topic: Check out a tour of the renovated Redfield Mansion on Mt. Rose Street!
Posted by: Melladee Makela - 6/23/2017 1:03:38 AM
My stepfather, Ed Chapman, lived there in his high school days. His mother, Grace, married Billy Hill (of Hill& Sons) and it was his house. She had stashed my stepfather in a boys orphanage in North Carolina for some years after his father died in an accident. She was a nurse and knew there was work in the Sierras at a TB sanitorium. Her train stopped in Reno and someone came aboard asking for nurses to help assist people who were dropping on the dance floor in those marathon dances of the day. She jumped off to help, met Billy Hill and married him, then sent for her son, Edwin, who had quite an enormous adjustment to make in his young life.

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