Downtown Reno and Midtown Breaking News
Siri's Casino is coming along nicely. Between Siri's, Whitney Peak, and the Virginian all reopening, it will fill quite a few dark voids on Downtown Reno's casino strip.14 Mar 2014
As a part of his adaptive reuse Hudson project, Brian Egan has brought in Center Lodge LLC, which has just closed on Center Lodge today, located on the corner of Pine and Center Street. This now makes the Hudson Project a multi-block project, in a part of downtown that needs a boost badly. A major transformation will be taking place this year to this building.
Brian Egan has already started renovating the older rental properties in this area, which you can read about and see here.5 Mar 2014
I've been writing this blog for close to 9 years now. During that time, we've seen projects of all sizes sweep through downtown and midtown. The project graveyard includes Arterra, Wingfield Towers, Waterfront Towers, various forms of the Kings Inn being redeveloped, and many more that didn't make it. The ones that did make it, though perhaps premature, undeniably transformed downtown. Having the Sundowner, Golden Phoenix, and Comstock converted to condos in conjunction with the Palladio, provided just enough new living spaces to initiate a gradual increase in residents from 2007 through today.
At the same point in time, striking changes were occurring in the Wells Avenue Conservation District and Midtown, on a more organic level, stabilizing a neighborhood once though of as undesirable. Marmot Properties amassed dozens of properties in the neighborhood, spending millions acquiring and renovating the properties then renting them out fairly quickly. I've covered many of their renovations and you can check out some before-and-afters on their project page. Between downtown and the Wells Avenue Conservation District, however, was a neighborhood not seeing a lot of movement or development, with many properties such as the ones owned by Ryder Homes stuck in limbo. That's is all changing, however, with the Hudson Project....26 Feb 2014
Have you seen the incredible rooms being assembled/painted at the Morris Hotel downtown? Check them out in this great Sagebrush article. This eclectic hotel with a lot of heart and soul could end up being one of the most unique places to stay in the West!21 Feb 2014
Have you stopped by Corner Craft yet? It's a new craft/gallery located on the corner of Moran and Center Streets, across street from Midtown Fitness. It's not only a gallery/studio, but a problem solving center. 'Corner Craft' is the Studio/Store of artist Chris Wyatt Scott, offering custom design services and an eclectic selection of Art, handmade furniture, lighting, clothing, jewelry and much more.
Other services: Brainstorming/Problem Solving for any topic or project, Window Dressing and Set Design, Sign Painting, and Re-Purpose Consulting.
Check out three renovation projects happening in one neighborhood. The Wells Avenue Conservation District continues to attract both developers and people who want to be close to the center of it all.7 Aug 2013