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Jan
15
2015

WHEN: Tonight, January 15, 6 pm

WHERE: 777 Sinclair Street, Reno, NV 89502

Unbeknownst to many in the community, the city recently started a new graffiti program in MidTown as a pilot project which will expand to the rest of the city, where graffiti abatement teams are up at the crack of dawn, before most of us even rise out of bed, to remove tags from the night before.

This of course relies on the tags still being reported via Reno Direct, however the program is yielding stellar results in MidTown.

The program is called GET (Graffiti Enforcement Team) and they've recently been hyper-focusing on MidTown by cleaning and providing awareness in the most vandalized areas.

Tonight the GET will be sharing the most recent developments for the MidTown District. This includes the introduction of an 'adopt a block' program, graffiti identification, and new innovative ways to approach graffiti abatement. The Children's Cabinet will also introduce a new and exciting program to combat graffiti, which will benefit our youth and redirect bad habits.

The City of Reno 'gets it' now, and is refocusing efforts on graffiti after budget cuts nearly gutted the graffiti program in 2012/2013. At one of our recent West of Wells Neighborhood Groups, we were informed by our beat officer that the city has re-budgeted the Graffiti Tag Investigator position, though I am not sure if it's been filled yet or not.

If you live in MidTown, West of Wells, or own a business in these neighborhoods, I encourage you to attend tonight, and meet the hardworking team that has made a visible difference in MidTown.

 

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Jan
13
2015

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Jan
13
2015

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Jan
7
2015

Things get underway for Sticks in midtown and its third phase.

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Jan
5
2015

Check out the new restaurant and bar on California Avenune opening January 9, in the former Blue Plate spot. Click for more details.

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Dec
17
2014

Check out these photos of the 777 Center building being reduced by 25% to make way for a new extension of the building. Click the read more link for photos, the building's new layout, and a rendering of what the finished product will look like!

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Dec
8
2014

Permits for 2 new Sticks buildings in midtown - 4179 and 2407 SF have been pulled.  Also, a $1.5M permit for 777 Center. In addition, there's a $5M for a 32,000 SF integrated medical and education facility at 580 W 5th for Northern Nevada Hopes.

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Dec
6
2014

I go on a walk in south Midtown to see what's up on Mt Rose Street and at Virginia Lake, where three new projects are underway.

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Nov
24
2014

The Creative Coalition of Midtown presents Black Friday in Midtown, a holiday shopping event benefiting children in our community while supporting local businesses!

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Nov
12
2014

One East liberty Street is celebrating their newly renovated building by having an open house and tour on Thursday, from 4:30 - 6:40 pm.

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