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Tags: downtown Reno
A company known for building large student housing projects is requesting an alley abandonement downtown for an entire block they own, between 6th and 7th Streets and between Center and Lake.Read More
The last large grouping of Victorian-era homes in Reno happens to lie in the path of the City of Reno and UNR's proposed Gateway District. Is it worth it to destroy a critical piece of downtown's past to build up?Read More
You might have heard that the City of Reno is underwater with the CitiCenter Plaza property downtown wedged between Plaza, 4th Street and Center Street. It used to be our city bus transit center until a larger one was constructed on 4th and Evans that can accommodate more routes and RAPID transit. The Reno Aces owners were supposed to purchase and develop it, saving the redevelopment agency from being in debt with the property. But alas, that never happened.Read More
In the 10 years that I have been doing DowntownMakeover, I've written about a lot of projects that never came to fruition. For some of these projects, that's probably a good thing. For others, well let's just say I still wish some of them would happen.
Number One on my list would be the Facade Improvement Program on Virginia Street. It was an awesome collaboration of private businesses and the City of Reno, but ultimately the funding just wasn't there to do it. What was amazing about this project, is that for the most part all of the building owners on this block came to a consensus on the building improvements proposed. Check it out below, it's one of many projects that maybe should be given a second look.