Reno Council Green-Lights New Verdi Development
Reno City Council gave the green light last week to a new development in Verdi, despite objections from nearby residents. Our contributor Bob Conrad from our media partner ThisisReno has the story.
The Meridian 120 North development will allow for nearly 300 single family homes on about 100 acres.
The city's planning commission had approved the subdivision, but Verdi residents appealed, citing concerns about water availability for the planned unit development or PUD.
"These mega-PUDs that are planned for our area will change our existing lifestyles forever. While the city has to plan for growth, it has to be sustainable growth," says Adrian Argyris.
The developer, Reno Land Development Company, says that water will be available for the project and is promising to give $200,000 to the Washoe County School District for potential overcrowding at Verdi Elementary.
"You're leading by example and showing what a project looks like when it's done right, when you care about the community and certainly the children," says Mayor Hillary Schieve.
The City Council voted unanimously to approve a tentative map for the development, which could still face further appeals.