Downtown Reno and Midtown Breaking News
Tags: Midtown living
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.
15 Jan 2015
The City of Reno is proposing to reduce Center Street from two lanes, to one lane, between Virginia Street and Taylor Street, to expand available parking. The City of Reno is soliciting comments from the Midtown businesses in regards to this proposed change.
A meeting will be held at City Hall 7th Floor Caucus Room, Wednesday, August 6th, 5:00 PM.5 Aug 2014
There are some awesome places to grab a bite to eat in Reno, even compared to larger cities. We have our own Foodie group on Facebook, and some people get excited enough about it to make videos and blog about it. I am not sure on the source of the video below, it just popped up on my Reno RSS feed. The buzz on Facebook is it's a college student project. In any case, it's a cool vid, worth a watch, and promotes downtown and Midtown businesses from a younger perspective.
20 Sep 2013
Loopnet Brochure reveals a couple of photos of what the second phase of the Sticks project, located on the corner of Virginia and Thoma in Midtown, might look like, and if their dates are correct on here, they're going to break ground soon.13 Aug 2013
Looks like Midtown will get a bit less romantic, and that's a good thing. Romantic Sensations closed a while back and now something new is moving in. But what? Anyone recognize this slogan?13 Aug 2013