UNR to grow its presence in downtown Reno

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UNR to grow its presence in downtown Reno

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The University of Nevada, Reno is one step closer to having a greater presence in downtown Reno. On Wednesday, the Reno City Council approved an agreement that could bring more faculty and students to the area.

The University of Nevada, Reno is one step closer to having a greater presence in downtown Reno. On Wednesday, the Reno City Council approved an agreement that could bring more faculty and students to the area.

The proposed new space for the University couldn't have had a better endorsement in Mayor Bob Cashell.

"I think it's a great idea and I'm tickled to death you're coming."

Cashell reiterated that Reno is a university town, not just a college town, meaning it should be linked to industry. And 450 Sinclair Street could fit the bill with its potential of bringing laboratories for advanced manufacturing and business development to the Midtown property. Up to this point, the building has been mostly vacant, after city workers relocated to City Hall.

Heidi Gansert is with the university.

"We expect students to be downtown working on projects. We expect industry to collaborate and meet [there]."

The public will have an opportunity to comment on the 135,000 dollar purchase-to-lease later this month. After that, it will go to the Board of Regents.