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Topic: Siegel Group to Present Plans for West Street Plaza July 29
Posted by: DowntownMakeoverDude - 7/31/2015 9:37:31 AM
I think the presentation/item was pulled from the Agenda Walter. Though I couldn't watch the live meeting, there's nothing about it in any of the recordings of the meetings or recaps.

Topic: Siegel Group to Present Plans for West Street Plaza July 29
Posted by: Walter H - 7/30/2015 6:16:02 PM
So does anyone know what Siegel presented? Matt, you seem to be the ultimate Siegel insider - what's the plan for West Street Plaza?

Topic: 3-27-11 Sierra Vista
Posted by: Steve Rottingham - 7/26/2015 6:07:37 PM
Sierra Vista Towers on 4th Street should be black listed, the HOA their is Reno Property Management and First American Property Maintenance, both don't have a clue in what they are doing. My advice is stay well away from Sierra Vista Tower on 4th Street. Trust me.

Topic: Siegel Group to Present Plans for West Street Plaza July 29
Posted by: Geopower - 7/24/2015 11:34:10 AM
[Trump voice] This is gonna be the classiest, most upscale privatization of public space this city has ever seen. The pathetic losers who oppose this are out of touch with reality and jealous of the richest, most successful Nevada developers god has ever created.

Topic: Siegel Group to Present Plans for West Street Plaza July 29
Posted by: Matt - 7/23/2015 11:59:10 PM
If the Historical Society wasn't such a Nazi about redevelopment of old buildings Siegel might be able to move quicker on the El Cortez project. He has plans to restore the street signage and rooftop neon. WIll they every allow him to move forward, eventually.....but not quick enought! As far as Virginian, work has begun. No word yet on what it's going to be!

Topic: Siegel Group to Present Plans for West Street Plaza July 29
Posted by: Reno Fan - 7/23/2015 9:48:53 PM
I agree. Love the intention, but I'm getting concerned about being over committed. Virginian, Kings Inn, Cortez. And What up with the Sienna? Any word on the branding?

Topic: Siegel Group to Present Plans for West Street Plaza July 29
Posted by: Walter H - 7/23/2015 8:44:28 PM
I would suggest the Siegel crew finish some of their other projects first. The El Cortez, with the front awnings stripped off and vinyl signs hung for the current tenants, looks awful, and has been that way for several months now.

Topic: Connecting with Nature in an Urban Environment
Posted by: wise--guy- - 7/18/2015 7:38:44 AM
I think this would work in some of those vacant lots downtown. Near the ballpark, on E. 4th street, 6th street.

Topic: New Shops for Sticks, New Addition for Feast, Truckee Bagel Opens
Posted by: Walter H - 7/17/2015 7:01:23 AM
I fear that we are way past critical mass with regards to Yoga studios in and around Midtown. I can report the new Truckee Bagel is excellent. Bagels are, IMHO, simply the best in town by far.

Topic: Connecting with Nature in an Urban Environment
Posted by: Uncle Tom - 7/16/2015 8:08:23 AM
Those spots look inviting and add to the appearance of the block. My home town in southern California tried to do something like that , too. A problem popped up: the unfortunate homeless folks started to sleep on the benches, parking their shopping carts containing their belongings in the area. Then they put up plastic tarps for shade. If police gently move them out, others soon fill-in the spaces. So the City put arm rails into the benches to prevent people from reclining on the bench. That helped some, but they still became hang-out spots for the homeless. Last time I looked, those spots were taken down. I think it is a positive idea and maybe it would work in Reno, but the above is something to consider before implementing it. Maybe improving homeless shelters elsewhere concurrently would help make it work. I'm not trying to dump on a good idea, just sharing with readers our experience with something like this.

Topic: Connecting with Nature in an Urban Environment
Posted by: Colin - 7/15/2015 3:11:28 PM
Thanks, Mike, for sharing this information. Hope you can make it.

Topic: Connecting with Nature in an Urban Environment
Posted by: Sarah - 7/15/2015 11:11:06 AM
Nevada City, CA has one that takes up multiple spots. It makes driving that street a pain, but I think it really adds something, despite the many criticism it has received over the years. http://yubanet.com/uploads/4/boardwalk2.jpg

Topic: Siegel Pulls Construction Permit for Virginian
Posted by: Miguel - 7/14/2015 1:22:20 AM
I've seen some of the Siegel properties in Las Vegas. They are rundown and tacky. I'm afraid they will be no better in Reno.

Topic: Siegel Pulls Construction Permit for Virginian
Posted by: Walter H - 7/11/2015 9:31:04 AM
Matt - you know this how? Are you connected with the project?

Topic: Siegel Pulls Construction Permit for Virginian
Posted by: Geoff - 7/8/2015 5:13:45 AM
One high rise weekly is already in downtown. I hope their not painting the Virginian those blue and yellow clown colors they seem to be so fond of. There cheap looking paints, like what we used in art class in elemenrty school. Siegel suites@ 2nd and west st demonstrates this handywork.

Topic: Siegel Pulls Construction Permit for Virginian
Posted by: Matt - 7/7/2015 9:33:59 PM
Siegel has great vision for Downtown Reno. And not one of high rise seedy motels, patience everyone....

Topic: Siegel Pulls Construction Permit for Virginian
Posted by: Rory - 7/6/2015 8:37:54 AM
I've seen little progress on the Sierra Tap House building. They tore down awnings off the El Cortez - yippee. But where is the real neighborhood improving redevelopment? Siegel Group is a lot of talk. Not impressed.

Topic: Siegel Pulls Construction Permit for Virginian
Posted by: Dont know - 7/6/2015 5:16:24 AM
I think this is a baaaaad idea. The idea of east 4th st motels going high rise in downtown is not my idea of redevelopment. Siegel group is doing just that. Its no more then lipstick on a pig. I hope city council holds there feet to the fire and demands a quality project. But i doubt it can.

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

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