Historic Commission Urges Caution On UNR Expansion

Apr 11, 2016

The Historic Resources Commission met April 7 to discuss UNR's expansion plans in the so-called Gateway District.
Credit Bob Conrad/This is Reno

The City of Reno’s Historic Resources Commission is urging caution when it comes to plans for historic homes in the University of Nevada, Reno’s so-called Gateway District on Center Street.

At a recent commission meeting, UNR was criticized for not doing enough to spare the homes from campus expansion plans.

Our contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno.com says a number of the houses are in the path of potential new dorms and academic buildings.

"So the Historic Resources Commission basically voted to add language to a document that the city has drafted in regards to these properties," says Conrad. "They want to have more consideration for the impact to historic resources in this area."

For more, listen to the interview above or read Conrad's story with video.