Downtown Reno and Midtown Breaking News
Tags: Wells Avenue Conservation District
Mark your calendars for a terrific HRPS program coming up on February 24th at 7:00 pm. The House That Tony Built. HRPS member, Barrie Lynn, will share the history of her bungalow plus show her remarkable restoration of the porch. This free program is open to the public, no reservations are needed. The program will be repeated on February 28th at 1:00 pm at the Downtown LIbrary.23 Feb 2016
Marmot Properties is very busy in Midtown and the West of Wells Conservation District. Come with me on a virtual tour, and before you start coming up with terms like 'IkeaVille', take a look at what they're actually doing.5 Dec 2015
It's amazing how many projects are happening right in a three-block radius of me. I took my dog for a walk through my very active neighborhood ... check out the photos!12 Feb 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.
15 Jan 2015