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Topic: Haberae Committed To Spending $8 Million to Develop Entire Block Downtown
Posted by: Julie - 7/26/2016 1:19:17 PM
We do not need this on Virginia St. Downtown. Not the highest and best use for this property.

Topic: Haberae Committed To Spending $8 Million to Develop Entire Block Downtown
Posted by: hi - 7/24/2016 2:34:38 PM
what happened to the tiny 10 post?

Topic: Haberae Committed To Spending $8 Million to Develop Entire Block Downtown
Posted by: Sherry - 7/23/2016 12:52:58 PM
Mike Van Houten , I've read several of your posts on this website. You really keep up to date on what is going on in Reno. It sounds like the Northern Nevada Urban Development LLC is holding out for more money. Greed, pure greed. I hope you get your wish. Sherry

Topic: Check out a Tour of West Elm in Downtown Reno!
Posted by: Cheryl Vaughn - 7/23/2016 12:10:30 PM
Exciting news, So hope to one day join this Superb adventure and bring a little of Africa's decor too....Congrats and may you break a leg with this one !!

Topic: Check out a tour of the renovated Redfield Mansion on Mt. Rose Street!
Posted by: geopower - 7/19/2016 1:57:42 AM
Reno is rated seismic hazard zone 4 (the highest, same as SF and LA, though our peak shaking hazards are lower.) http://www.ivi-intl.com/pdfs/IVI_seismic_map_zones.pdf http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3325/pdf/SIM3325_sheet1.pdf It's been illegal to build unreinforced masonry structures here for decades because of the danger of collapse during shaking. For 30 years California has had a program to catalog and retrofit all URMs in Zone 4. http://www.seismic.ca.gov/pub/CSSC%202006%20URM%20Report%20Final.pdf Nevada has its own seismic safety recommendations and resources: http://crack.seismo.unr.edu/ep/nvguide/nvguide.pdf The fault hazards map shows that the lovely hill the house is on top of is actually a fault trace that has moved within the last 130,000 years. http://data.nbmg.unr.edu/Public/_webapps/myhazards/ Standard URMs built from bricks or cinderblocks are today considered unacceptably dangerous. A multistory building made of rounded river stones has very little chance of standing up to a large earthquake. The house is beautiful, and when it was built people didn't know any better about seismic risk. We do now, and anyone bidding on that house should consider including the time, expense and aesthetic impacts of steel framing and a new (non river rock) foundation before habitation. If the historic listing prevents those modifications, I personally would consider the house not worth the risk to live in.

Topic: Check out a tour of the renovated Redfield Mansion on Mt. Rose Street!
Posted by: Nn2036 - 7/18/2016 11:39:12 PM
Can somebody tell me what was on the land before the Cottage Row was built? I was surprise that they have such a big plot of land in midtown.

Topic: Check out a tour of the renovated Redfield Mansion on Mt. Rose Street!
Posted by: Pat Rogero - 7/18/2016 6:41:31 PM
I grew up a few blocks west of the Redfield house. It's east of Plumas, not Arlington. Children thought it was a haunted house where nobody except maybe ghosts lived. There were never lights on in the house or out. You never saw evidence of life. On Halloween, in large numbers, we would climb the million stairs and ring the bell. Year after year, the door was never opened. Further evidence of ghosts.

Topic: Check out a tour of the renovated Redfield Mansion on Mt. Rose Street!
Posted by: JG - 7/18/2016 2:42:10 PM
$1.2m seems rather cheap for a place like this actually.

Topic: Check out a tour of the renovated Redfield Mansion on Mt. Rose Street!
Posted by: DowntownMakeoverDude - 7/18/2016 1:03:51 PM
Considering the homes in that new sub-division all sold in the mid to upper $400,000's and have virtually no yard, I doubt whoever would buy this would consider the closeness as a factor. If having a bigger yard is that important to a person, they could always go for one of the historic mansions on sale on California Avenue from anywhere between $3.5 million and $16 million. Or you could get a stucco McMansion out in ArrowCreek or the new ones at at Sommersett going for $1 million a piece. It's the history and the architecture that make this house amazing.

Topic: Check out a tour of the renovated Redfield Mansion on Mt. Rose Street!
Posted by: Sara Lee - 7/18/2016 12:50:59 PM
For that much money one might opt for something in a nicer part of the Old Southwest that doesn't have a subdivision shoved up it's arse.

Topic: Check out a tour of the renovated Redfield Mansion on Mt. Rose Street!
Posted by: David - 7/18/2016 12:45:18 PM
Great photos, spectacular property with so much history.

Topic: Check out a tour of the renovated Redfield Mansion on Mt. Rose Street!
Posted by: Cathy - 7/18/2016 11:18:37 AM
For such an extravagant home and the price you would think that the kitchens would be more modernized.

Topic: Check out a tour of the renovated Redfield Mansion on Mt. Rose Street!
Posted by: BungalowMark - 7/18/2016 10:33:34 AM
Check out that great original bathroom tile. Just gorgeous! And the basement with secret rooms where the silver dollars were stored for decades!

Topic: Renderings - Salvation 10 and Tiny Ten by Haberae
Posted by: DowntownMakeoverDude - 7/15/2016 6:31:47 PM
To "hi", their other projects have endured the test of time thus far, including 8 On Center, Sodo4, Firehouse 10 and more. Their track record speaks otherwise. It's not a 'horrible' project, a well known architect is involved, and it's a great fit for that neighborhood.

Topic: Renderings - Salvation 10 and Tiny Ten by Haberae
Posted by: Walter H - 7/15/2016 2:38:36 PM
The RGJ had a brief article about this project and indicated the target price for the "tiny" houses were $220,000 (or so). $220,000 for 650 sq/ft is $338 per square foot, or just a little under double the current rate in Reno at the moment. Are you kidding me? This kind of smoking deal is meant for whom exactly?

Topic: Renderings - Salvation 10 and Tiny Ten by Haberae
Posted by: hi - 7/15/2016 10:51:12 AM
the tiny 10 is horrible project - crackerbox level construction that is going to deteriorate like a bad tract home in 10 years - the design and planning doesn't fit the urban fabric of the area at all - the shared yard concept isn't very well planned especially in a transitional neighborhood from residential/commercial. The problem with these projects is the total neglect of longevity in the interest of making a quick buck.

Topic: Renderings - Salvation 10 and Tiny Ten by Haberae
Posted by: Bryan - 7/14/2016 4:51:32 PM
Very cool Haebrae, very cool

Topic: Renderings - Salvation 10 and Tiny Ten by Haberae
Posted by: Nn2036 - 7/14/2016 1:46:19 PM
The tiny houses look great, though I prefer more traditional style. There is a townhouse development at Virginia lake that I forgot the name. It has beautiful Victorian-styled houses. Those houses would fit this area very well.

Topic: Haberae Committed To Spending $8 Million to Develop Entire Block Downtown
Posted by: DowntownMakeoverDude - 7/8/2016 1:08:31 PM
I haven't deleted any comments from this blog in months, maybe years even, because my commenters tend to behave. There are lots of people in opposition to saving the motels that have voiced their opinion on here. Ultimately it doesn't matter because as Hillary Schieve pointed out in the recent special city council meeting, no one can tell the property owners what to do with their property or when to sell it. So, the motels will be demolished.

Topic: Haberae Committed To Spending $8 Million to Develop Entire Block Downtown
Posted by: censorship - 7/8/2016 11:09:36 AM
apparently comments in opposition are deleted from this blog?

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