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Reno Developer Hosts Open House For Massive Urban Makeover Project

Julia Ritchey

The developer behind a proposed 17-acre urban redevelopment project in downtown Reno is holding a series of information sessions for curious residents. 

Lead developer Don Clark told a crowd of about 25 people on Thursday there would be no McDonalds or Starbucks in West 2nd District, the billion-dollar community he's proposing for downtown.

Clark was hosting the first in a series of community meetings to answer questions about the ambitious project, which could eventually add 30 new buildings, a park and fiberoptic high-speed Internet.

They are preparing to break ground on the first building in the next week. That will include 28 condos and a deli and bar in the ground floor.

A full development deal with the city hasn't been finalized yet, though City Council is moving ahead with due diligence. With favorable market conditions, the full build-out would take about 10 years.

Over the next month, the Clark Group will host information sessions every Thursday, as well as a walking tour of the proposed development on Saturdays.

Credit Julia Ritchey
A rendering of the full build-out of West 2nd District in downtown Reno.

Open Houses at Don J. Clark Group office, 250 Bell St.

Thursdays, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.:

April 28: Overview

May 5: Design

May 12: Infrastructure

May 19: Community

May 26: Technology

June 2: West 2nd Life

Saturdays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.:

April 30: W2 Walking Tour

May 7: W2 Walking Tour

May 14: W2 Walking Tour

May 21: W2 Walking Tour

May 28: None Memorial Day Weekend

June 4: W2 Walking Tour


Julia Ritchey is a former reporter at KUNR Public Radio.
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