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Topic: Plans Revealed for Reno Neon Line!
Posted by: Ryan - 7/18/2019 4:48:42 PM
Bard - I hope so!

Topic: Plans Revealed for Reno Neon Line!
Posted by: Bard - 7/17/2019 8:30:27 AM
Looks kind of like Fremont St in Vegas. Will likely attract the same type of people...

Topic: Plans Revealed for Reno Neon Line!
Posted by: Jim Metcalf - 7/16/2019 12:57:36 PM
Very excited to see this. I live in Arlington Towers and ride to work through the heart of this zone every day.. What will be the disposition of existing new construction within the district (Northern Nevada Hopes complex and other new construction)? What will be the disposition of the homes and other buildings that still dot the landscape within the project? The 50 lots are going to be developed at different times. It would be nice to convert the concrete parking lots that will be developed to grass in the interim to get more green space in downtown Reno. The parking lots will be ripped up anyway, right? These could take years to actually have development activity take place on them.

Topic: Permit in Reivew for Large Student Housing Project on North Virginia Street. Large!
Posted by: Mike rc - 7/13/2019 5:16:25 PM
When will they ever add retail along that street on the ground floor? There needs to be a college district with places for students to patronize, eat and shop . . . not just a street full of bedrooms?

Topic: New T3 Project Proposed for Lake and 2nd Streets
Posted by: Jeff - 7/4/2019 5:11:31 PM
Would like to see more information about the living units. Are they going to be rentals or for purchase?

Topic: New Hookava Bar Soft-Opens July 1
Posted by: Tom@SkyfiberInternet - 7/1/2019 12:42:31 PM
Congratulations and the place looks great! Another great update!!

Topic: New T3 Project Proposed for Lake and 2nd Streets
Posted by: Tom@SkyfiberInternet - 7/1/2019 12:32:02 PM
Another great update thank you! More good news for Downtown!

Topic: New T3 Project Proposed for Lake and 2nd Streets
Posted by: Michelle - 7/1/2019 10:37:13 AM
I'm so happy Reno is finally utilizing in-fill options rather than just the continual sprawl outward. While I never believe these artist's renderings, because we always seem to get a subpar version, It'll be better than big empty lots. I'm seeing a lot more neighborhoods (commercial and residential) cleaning their areas up, and that's exciting.

Topic: New T3 Project Proposed for Lake and 2nd Streets
Posted by: Robert - 6/30/2019 10:04:41 AM
Not a fan of how big reno is growing but reno needs a make over one that brings economics and beauty to the biggest little city. It's time the old becomes replaced with the future, but at the same time maintaining our history as Nevadians. I was born and raised here. It's time for change.

Topic: Big Projects, New Projects, and Construction Updates
Posted by: Tom @Skyfiber Internet - 6/6/2019 10:47:11 AM
Another Great Update!! Thank you!!

Topic: West 4th Street Update Sculptures, Sands Renovation, and Long-Term Plans revealed
Posted by: Tom @Skyfiber Internet - 5/16/2019 11:09:24 AM
Well done article and thank you! Exciting times in Reno for sure! Love your site!

Topic: West 4th Street Update Sculptures, Sands Renovation, and Long-Term Plans revealed
Posted by: geopower - 5/16/2019 9:54:02 AM
Mike, thanks for reporting this. As one of the voices critical of both Siegel and Jacobs, for myself the issue isn't specific displacement or historical losses, it's lack of honest communication. When Siegel came to town, they made a lot of big promises about changing downtown, major upgrades, and they asked some pretty big support from city taxpayers. If they came in saying, "We want to take some rundown weeklies and make them moderately nicer weeklies," they wouldn't have been in a position to ask for public support, they wouldn't have got much press, and they wouldn't have faced much backlash. That's pretty much where they are now. The city isn't giving them public riverfront land, but it also isn't auditing their renovation permit valuations. Nobody's protesting them because they stopped asking for public handouts to run their normal business. The pushback against Jacobs was solidly grounded in a history of developers buying up downtown blocks, promising big things, then sitting on the land for decades while everything gets worse not better. Anyone who has the capital to do that, that's your privilege I suppose, but you shouldn't expect star bonds, or alley abandonments, or favorable rezones, or praise from your neighbors for doing so. This interview is the first time Jacobs has been publicly clear about their plan for 4th st development. It sounds pretty good and I sincerely hope it works well. But I really don't want to hear special pleadings for public support to make it work. The high land valuations that Jacobs bought at are their own choice, and in many ways contribute to ongoing downtown land hoarding, so it's on them to make their profit. Thanks again for the insight into the development plan.

Topic: West 4th Street Update Sculptures, Sands Renovation, and Long-Term Plans revealed
Posted by: Tom - 5/16/2019 8:14:57 AM
Very helpful and informative post, thank you for sharing this information. I am glad to read of the upgrades at the Sands. As their guests begin to experience the renovated facilities, I expect to see new and complimentary reviews being posted at the various visitor websites. Perhaps that will stimulate a couple of other downtown hospitality properties to also remodel.

Topic: West 4th Street Update Sculptures, Sands Renovation, and Long-Term Plans revealed
Posted by: Arlington Towers Jim - 5/15/2019 9:29:31 PM
Ya-frabbidy-fricking-hoo!!!! We face north and look down on this entire district from our terrace in Arlington Towers. It's thrilling to think of new development accompanied by rotating artwork! Thank you Jacobs for having the vision, cash and obvious ability to execute to create the Reno Neon Line.

Topic: West 4th Street Update Sculptures, Sands Renovation, and Long-Term Plans revealed
Posted by: Sr. Benatti - 5/15/2019 9:07:18 PM
The good old days are back! Just like the time you ran PR interference for the Montage developer who assured you that everything was fine the day before he gave it all back to the bank. Close friend, wouldn't lie, and all that. I am all for 4th Street being cleaned up - this is a very important thing for our struggling urban core. But the rest of it is all mostly promises and statement of future intent - which you are helping this company spread the word about. When steel for all these buildings start to go up tell me I'm wrong and I will certainly say I am. A similar thing is happening in a part of Detroit with the Illitch family of Little Caesar's Pizza fame. They bought an entire neighborhood of neglected buildings, built a hockey stadium for their team (the Red Wings) and a new HQ for themselves, but paved the rest of the entire area ("District Detroit") and turned it all into parking lots. Somehow along the way they picked up $391M in public money, which just baffles me. Downtown Reno for the 15 years I've lived here is an almost endless stream of broken promises. I sincerely hope Jacobs finally gets it right and follows through with their plans. Your puff piece does not exactly hold their feet to the fire to do so.

Topic: West 4th Street Update Sculptures, Sands Renovation, and Long-Term Plans revealed
Posted by: Gina Riggi - 5/15/2019 9:06:35 PM
Thanks for the great story. I've been curious about this project.

Topic: West 4th Street Update Sculptures, Sands Renovation, and Long-Term Plans revealed
Posted by: Sam Shad - 5/15/2019 5:27:14 PM
Well done Mike. A great story and another scoop

Topic: Construction Photo Tour: Renaissance Hotel
Posted by: Josko - 5/14/2019 4:37:27 AM
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Topic: Hideout Lounge to Become Cantina la Malquerida on Park Street
Posted by: Rodney Hurst - 5/8/2019 2:06:03 PM
Maybe if they turn down those flood lights they call bar lights down. Driving by it looks like grocery store lighting in there.

Topic: Park Lane Releases Phase 1 Plans - Multiple Buildings to Go Vertical Within 60 Days
Posted by: Adub - 4/24/2019 9:01:33 AM
Man you guys are negative! Thanks for taking the time to maintain this site. It's really cool! I appreciate all your work.

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