Attend a virtual meeting on affordable housing

by Mike Van Houten / Jan 4, 2024

The City of Reno continues to address the issue of affordable housing and is inviting the public to attend upcoming virtual meetings to learn about the City’s efforts and to share input. In alignment with the Assembly Bill 213, the City hopes to create an expedited development review process for affordable housing projects, accompanied by zoning code incentives to encourage development.

To gather input from the community, the City of Reno has organized three virtual stakeholder meetings scheduled for January 10, 11, and 16, 2024. These meetings will provide an opportunity for citizens to share their thoughts on proposed changes tied to the zoning code. The focus areas include:  

- Zoning incentives for affordable housing developments 
- Density bonuses tailored for infill areas 
- Flexibility in developing various housing types, including duplex, triplex, and fourplex units
- Streamlining the building permit process for residential projects (by-right) 

Meeting Details with registration links:

January 10, 2024, at 12 p.m. 

January 11, 2024, at 5 p.m. 

January 16, 2024, at 9 a.m. 

All three meetings will cover the same information, accommodating various schedules within the community. Participants will need to pre-register for the virtual meetings. Registration hyperlinks are provided in each date above.

“We encourage as much participation from residents, community leaders, and stakeholders as possible in shaping the future of affordable housing in Reno,” said Naomi Duerr, Vice Mayor. “This feedback is crucial in ensuring that these initiatives align with the needs of our community.”

The proposed changes to Title 18 zoning code are intended to activate more affordable housing initiatives. Key recommendations include development incentives of density bonuses for infill/affordable housing, implementing by-right development practices, and promoting missing middle housing in infill areas. 

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