Downtown Walk 7-20-07



Another step for the baseball stadium, color on the Montage and more.


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Posted by: Mike Oh - 7/20/2007 1:03:03 PM
Im so excited about the Montages colors. I mean, I know the renderings showed a multicolored building all along, but due to the extreme overabundance of drab, off-white buildings in downtown Reno, I was skeptical as to whether the colors would actually make it onto the condo or not. I mean, do people really like brownish, dirty looking buildings? The appearance of so many downtown structures could be drastically improved by just adding a little color (e.g.Washoe Court House, Arlington Towers, The Palladio!). Anyhow, Im glad to know that downtown will be brightening up a bit thanks to the Montage.

Posted by: Erin Ruiz - 7/22/2007 2:10:45 PM
Can't wait until the Montage finishes, the colors will help The Riverwalk fit in more!!!

Posted by: Bugsy - 7/23/2007 10:02:17 AM
I agree with Ms. Ruiz.. The montage colors will fit in with the riverwalk. By the way Ms. Ruiz, I know your a co chair at the Riverwalk, Do you know whats happening with the ground floor retail spot and when there will be updating the front?

Posted by: Erin - 7/30/2007 4:43:24 PM
Hey Bugsy, found out the developer of the Riverwalk is hiring a company to demo the retail space and start finishing that end of the building!!! Hallelujah!!! All owners will be happy!

Posted by: RenoSteve - 7/31/2007 3:03:17 AM
Thanks Erin. GREAT NEWS.

Posted by: BUGSY - 7/31/2007 9:50:23 AM
very very happy owner to hear that, thanks Erin.

A notice has been posted on the Freight House site for a 6500 seat stadium with grass outfield seating for 3500 more on approx. 10 acres. What's interesting is In order to get "10 acres" the proposed site MUST not only include the Siena parcel (2.1 acres), the Braun parcel - old motel (1.5 acres), the Fire station parcel (1.5 acres) and the various Freight House and adjacent RR parcels (about 2.1 acres).  It MUST ALSO include the ENTIRE Sierra Pacific parcel - including the existing sub station (2.3 acres) AND the city-owned riverfront easement parcel to the east of the Braun parcel (0.5 acres).  Together, all these parcels total almost exactly 10 acres. A very planning-savvy reader sent in a mockup of how the stadium could actually fit in this property and still leave the original Freight House building intact, I'll get into that in a different post.

Color on the Montage! The Montage's 3-color palette is beginning to be stucco-ed onto the exterior. A delivery of balconies has arrived this week, and should start being installed shortly. While I was taking this pic, I noticed construction workers hauling up massive amounts of drywall in their elevators to various floors.

Another pic of the color going up..

It's hard to see through all that glass, but if you look carefully you'll notice the entire interior of the rainbow bridge by the Fitz is gutted...the escalators are gone, removed and taken out via the hole the made in the West side of the entrance. This thing is coming down any day now.

Rebar lines the floor of the trench bridge now, ready for a new concrete floor. Also, a reader noticed the other day a glass company replacing the broken windows in the front of the building. I wonder what this part of the train station will be when it's done?

Steel walls are beginning to show up in the Montage's North Face.