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Land Deal Between Nevada Historical Society And UNR On Hold

The Historical Society would move out of its current building at 1650 N. Virginia St., seen here.
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The Historical Society would move out of its current building at 1650 N. Virginia St., seen here.

A land swap between the Nevada Historical Society and the University of Nevada Reno has been put on hold. KUNR contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has the details.

Officials with the state’s Interim Finance Committee say the deal should be fully considered during the 2019 legislative session.

The idea is to move the historical society to downtown Reno, into the Nelson Building on Second Street. In trade, UNR would get the current historical society building, along with two undeveloped parcels owned by the state.

The Nelson building is valued at $4.5 million. Most of that amount is offset by the $2.85 million appraisal of the historical society building, along with the value of the two undeveloped parcels and a significant donation to the Nevada Division of Museums and History.

To read the rest of the story please visit the Northern Nevada Business View

Kaleb is an award-winning journalist and KUNR’s Mountain West News Bureau reporter. His reporting covers issues related to the environment, wildlife and water in Nevada and the region.
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