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Street Makeovers

The Virginia St. Improvement project from the Truckee River to 2nd St. is complete, and it looks really nice. The sidewalks are wider, there are new trees planted, and the street looks a lot better as concrete. As a bonus, parts of First St., Sierra St and the alleyways were also beautified with new signs and lighting. West St received a median in the middle of the street, complete with lighting and trees.

Virginia Street was also narrowed down to two lanes from four.

Train trench cover


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Posted by: Victor - 5/6/2007 12:26:53 AM
first and formost cudos to webmaster great job, very nice website!!! grrrreeat job!!! as a professional I can say webmaster is a very skilled guy!! I am very glad that Reno is shaping up. makes me feel good to look at these projects. I hope most of the projects listed here will actually get implemented... not a good time for real estate development now but it'll be definately better, look at the stock market. it took a hit in the last 4 years but it's coming back same will be with real estate! as you know there are only two places "average Joe" knows where to invest real estate and stock market.... Reno is a great place to live in and will be even greater withiin the next 5-10 years!!! Victor www.5pixels.com

Posted by: Andrew - 7/7/2009 4:55:33 PM
I think that Virginia should be close to cars between the river and 4th or 5th.

Posted by: Wayne - 11/4/2009 8:00:45 PM
Viginia down to two lanes? Redo all the facades? Glad no plans on the Nugget. I love the Nugget. But I don't think Reno wants me to visit there anymore. I loved Fitzgeralds for years, but it's gone. Reno as I knew it for 25 years is about gone too. It may be awhile before I return.

Posted by: WileynReno - 11/5/2009 12:37:51 PM
I also think Virginia Street should be closed to cars from 4th down to First. Might as well give it a try. These street improvements should have been done 20 years ago. They knew Calif. Indian gaming was coming back then. What's up with the Waterfront Towers abandoned Sales office land? Are there any plans to tear down or improve the Fitzgerald's ugly parking structure?