A permit has been submitted for a new three-story 14-unit apartment complex nestled between downtown Reno and Wells Avenue, at 64 Park Street.
The permit reads:
COMMERCIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION. SITE IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDED NEW CONSTRUCTION OF 14-UNIT APARTMENT BUILDING. WOOD FRAME, 3-STORIES.
This area technically resides in the downtown Reno regional plan, but falls just outside the Downtown BID map by a block or two.
There have been a few renovations and redevelopment projects in this area, even since I did a walking tour back in 2018, but the center of this neighborhood has remained largely untouched for decades.
Given the surrounding neighborhood, it will be interesting to see if these will be 'affordable', 'market-rate' or 'luxury' apartments.
As new and new-ish projects like Riverside Park Apartments at 14 Park street, a new micro-project at 602 Kuenzli, High Street Townhomes and Ryland Apartments begin to flank this largely untouched neighborhood, will it be able to keep its charm and affordability? I hope so!