Reno looking for public input on new design of arch

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) The iconic Reno Arch, in downtown Reno on Virginia Street, is in need of maintenance and repair. Enhancement and preservation efforts will include painting, electrical maintenance and replacement of the metal skin on the legs of the Arch. It could also include color-changeable display options.

There are a number of things that could be changing. The siding could go from gold to silver. There is also the possibility of changing the main color of the arch from red to blue. Then there is the Reno lettering, which could become red, green, blue, or several other colors. There is also the "biggest little city in the world" letters, where a color change could also occur.

There have been several other versions of the Reno arch. The first came in 1926 to promote the Nevada transcontinental highway exposition. You can also see one of the prior models on Lake Street near the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Reno.

For a complete look at the possible changes, and to submit the version you like the best, click here.