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UNR Meets Resistance On Plan To Move Historic Homes

Bob Conrad courtesy of ThisisReno.com

The University of Nevada, Reno presented its plan to relocate a handful of historic homes near campus so the school can expand south. The City of Reno's Historical Resources Commission heard that presentation, but members are not ready to settle on that option. Our contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno reports.

UNR President Marc Johnson said that relocating the six homes is the only option to meet the school's needs for growth. One of the homes is on historic registers for the city and state.

He said the current structures can only house 29 offices for faculty while a new business building would contain 180 needed offices, plus classrooms and labs.

His presentation was met with resistance as commission members said they are not ready to agree to relocation and they wanted to see more creative suggestions for the area. The Reno City Council has stated at previous meetings that relocation should be considered in lieu of demolition.

Bob Conrad, PhD, APR is a media professional with more than 20 years of experience in journalism, public relations, marketing and publishing. He’s the co-founder of ThisisReno.com, a locally owned and operated online news website.
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