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Topic: Tolles wants to buy 705 North Virginia from City, Develop Retail
Posted by: geopower - 5/26/2020 8:21:07 AM
looks like the winner here is Savor Motor Lodge, who bought the property for $350k in 2007, held it for a month, and resold to the City of Reno for $710k. Loser, as ever, is the city who gets to realize a $336k writedown.

Topic: A Midtown with Trees, Real Sidewalks and No Overhead Clutter
Posted by: geopower - 5/26/2020 8:12:32 AM
If trees blocked the view of parked cars from street level they'd be a safety risk to all manner of traffic. Usually they get trimmed up above head height.

Topic: A Midtown with Trees, Real Sidewalks and No Overhead Clutter
Posted by: Lee S. - 5/22/2020 1:08:23 PM
No bike lanes. Are cyclists supposed to take a lane and block traffic? Unless they've made it legal to ride a bike on the sidewalk? I can see what Geopower is saying about the look of the street. It might have a very different look when it's filled with parked cars and single lane traffic. Hope the trees make it.

Topic: Park Lane project files permit for hotel
Posted by: Mike C - 5/21/2020 12:33:25 PM
Event though they are all going up at once, why did it take so long to actually build vertical here? There is been ground digging for over three years at this project.

Topic: Tolles wants to buy 705 North Virginia from City, Develop Retail
Posted by: Mike Jones - 5/19/2020 1:00:23 PM
Actually, the developer didn't say COVID was the reason for the lower offer. (The RGJ article you likely relied on was inaccurate.) The developer's presentation spent a great deal of time discussing how the appraisals were flawed, primarily in that the appraisals relied only on sales comps (no income approach) and the specific comps were for the student housing projects nearby. Much higher density than the 7,500sf that the developer purchased from the City. Appraisals are A data point, not THE data point. P.S. The mention of COVID was in reference to the fact that their offer was made Pre-COVID and they were honoring that original offer, despite the fact that COVID has changed some real estate demands (drive-thrus, etc.) that this property cannot satisfy.

Topic: Tolles wants to buy 705 North Virginia from City, Develop Retail
Posted by: DowntownMakeoverDude - 5/18/2020 4:08:41 PM
According to the buyer, the appraisals were pre-COVID pricing. That's obviously debatable as I feel it's too soon to tell what affect this pandemic has had/will have on home and land values.

Topic: A Midtown with Trees, Real Sidewalks and No Overhead Clutter
Posted by: DowntownMakeoverDude - 5/18/2020 4:07:14 PM
The businesses fought for on-street parking over bike lanes. Not much we can do about that now. That battle lasted freaking nine years or so. It will still look equally inviting, when the onstreet parking is filled up, because the trees will eventually block the view of those cars for the most part.

Topic: Tolles wants to buy 705 North Virginia from City, Develop Retail
Posted by: geopower - 5/18/2020 3:32:08 PM
what's the 25% discount for? goodwill for an assembly member's spouse?

Topic: A Midtown with Trees, Real Sidewalks and No Overhead Clutter
Posted by: geopower - 5/18/2020 3:26:24 PM
gonna look a lot less inviting when all that onstreet parking is filled up

Topic: A Midtown with Trees, Real Sidewalks and No Overhead Clutter
Posted by: geopower - 5/18/2020 3:23:53 PM
No bike lanes though.

Topic: Park Lane goes vertical on TWO additional residential buildings: 4a and 3
Posted by: geopower - 4/29/2020 10:30:01 AM
Any idea why they started building the back buildings before the Virginia frontage? Would have guessed it better to have your street facade done first.

Topic: Park Lane goes vertical on TWO additional residential buildings: 4a and 3
Posted by: Hellen - 4/28/2020 9:29:56 PM
Hello! Who can we contact to lease an apartment in the 1st release? Who's the management company? So exciting!

Topic: Permit in Review for 'Oddie District'
Posted by: David - 4/28/2020 3:28:04 PM
I wonder if they've had any contact with the Generator? I know they're looking for a space, and this could be a pretty cool mixed use district.

Topic: Virginia Street - Midtown Construction Update and Photos
Posted by: JG - 3/6/2020 4:52:57 PM
This is great! Thank you for compiling this

Topic: Virginia Street - Midtown Construction Update and Photos
Posted by: Reno Fan - 3/5/2020 9:35:14 PM
This is an awesome write up, thanks so much. I had no idea part of the South Virginia reconstruction involved the intelligent transport system you mentioned - that's super cool.

Topic: The Reno Streetcar Concept Gaining Traction
Posted by: Tim Elam - 3/2/2020 7:17:01 PM
Hello, I just started working again on thi' must do' project....already invisioned this over 20 years ago Go to Tim Elam downtown trolley, streetcar etc. should still be on the net....anyway, Propose going to city counsel next meeting and request to stop all work temporarily until project development and proposal take place (say 30 day hold) the community coalition (us) go to Tesla, Elon MUsk to develop a battery/solar powered streetcar system to be installed from downtown to as far south as affordable.....1st phase Virginia and Plumb.....est. $1,000.000. a mile /est. THIS IS A PIVOTAL MOVE FOR THE FUTURE OF RENO!!!! Let me know how you would like to proceed,,,,best of luck to us! Tim

Topic: Photos of the Demolition Phase at Lake Street and 5th Street
Posted by: David - 2/24/2020 9:42:29 AM
The project is being built with 536 parking spaces, and is easy walking distance to campus.

Topic: Photos of the Demolition Phase at Lake Street and 5th Street
Posted by: Ericka K - 2/23/2020 3:04:12 PM
What are they doing about parking? Parking is already incredibly limited on campus with parking passes being cost prohibitive for most students. With our sub-par transit system and climate that is prohibitive for biking for a good part of the year, this is going to exacerbate an already big problem.

Topic: Canyon Flats in Downtown Reno Photo Update
Posted by: David - 2/11/2020 7:41:09 PM
Yeah it's really too bad that a lot of these student housing projects are avoiding ground floor retail. This is true with the ones on N Virginia as well. Either way, this is such an awesome improvement over what used to reside on that block, and much better first impression of downtown. Hopefully it leads to more redevelopment of the area.

Topic: Park Place Construction Update- Framing and a Crane
Posted by: Just another Renoite - 1/20/2020 5:42:26 PM
When is Reno going to require UNR to start paying for some of its burden on the infrastructure in this town? All these new buildings with increases in student population bring burdens on our public safety and roads. UNR has its own police but when anything real happens RPD has to send units to help. Reno Fire has to run countless calls to UNR for everything from EMS to Explosions of building and how much does UNR give to Reno........$0.00! Time to start charging UNR for the removal of old historic single family homes and replacing them with High rises filled with students who like to party and drink. I don't mind living in a college town as long as its not run by the college...apparently its too late.

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