UNR has started construction on its parking garage on 9th Street, near Evans Park. I took a walk this morning to shoot some pics, and looks like they were setting up a 'media day' for the groundbreaking. Why wait for the news to report it? Here are some photos of the construction site. They are digging deep.
I'm still pissed that a neighborhood of Victorian homes was demolished for this project, but on the bright side, at least the now-vacant lot won't sit empty for years.
The project itself has been very polarizing for the community, with historians and residents upset about both the parking garage and skyway that was approved, and business leaders and community leaders happy about the progression of UNR into the downtown area.
Pics and renderings below.