West 2nd District - "Flat-out More Amazing"
- Created: July 19, 2016
- Written by: Kim Henrick
There is a "redevelopment" plan in the works for the West 2nd Street area between Arlington Avenue on the east and Washington Street on the west. The north/south boundaries run from West 1st Street on the south to the train trench on the north. (See the Google Earth map which shows the district area outlined in red.) That is the area shown to a group of interested people on May 21 of this year by Colin Robertson and Don Clark, of the Don J. Clark Group. We walked around the entire district and were shown what buildings were going to be spared and what buildings would be destroyed. The tour confirmed the many newspaper articles written about the redevelopment plan and a simple Google search online will bring up several articles and web pages such as: http://www.downtownmakeover.com/West-Second-Street-District-Renderings and https://west2nddistrict.com/
I'll let you explore the plans online and read the various articles, look at the flashy interactive renderings, and visualize this hugely-ambitious project which is expected to take several years to complete. Some wording online describes the new district as "...Reno’s first mixed-use neighborhood," and the language of the project includes words like: wellness, wonder, vibrant, efficiency and togetherness. Also this: "The District is a state-of-the-art showcase, an urban demonstration zone, for systems and strategies that make life easier, greener, safer, and flat-out more amazing."