The Sparks City Council has approved zoning and special use permits for a 559-unit residential subdivision near Sparks Marina.
Developers say they hope to break ground next summer.
When fully built, the Avalon project calls for 157 town houses, 402
condominiums and commercial buildings facing the Legends of Sparks
Marina development, now under construction.
Scheels Sporting Goods, one of the anchors of the Legends development, is under construction and expected to open in October
The billion-dollar project will eventually include a resort-casino, a Target store, restaurants and other retail and entertainment.