Plans unveiled for West 2nd District urban revitalization project

West 2nd District Birdseye looking west (Don J Clark Group)
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO-TV) – The Don J Clark Group presented a proposal for a major urban revitalization and redevelopment project for downtown Reno called the West 2nd District to the Reno City Council, Wednesday, April 27th.

Located inside the City’s Redevelopment Agency District 1, north and west of the Truckee River, the proposed urban live-work redevelopment consists of 30 new mixed-use buildings; a new park, plazas, and walkable streets; 1,900 residential units; 700,000 square feet of commercial, office, and retail space; and on-site central plant and wastewater treatment infrastructure.

The project is proposed for a 17-acre site in the urban core of the Reno Metropolitan Area, an area specifically targeted for redevelopment by the City of Reno.

Led by Reno architect Don J Clark, the Reno-based redevelopment team brings both local business partners and a national network of architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, and sustainable infrastructure and design consultants together to work on the
West 2nd District project.

Realized over a six- to ten-year period, new infrastructure, including gigabit fiber to every address, will make the district the most technologically advanced in the region. Sustainable infrastructure built into the project includes an on-site central plant and wastewater treatment facilities.

Illustrating DJCG’s commitment to Reno, the firm is working with business partners such as Miyamoto International, a nationally recognized earthquake and structural engineering firm
that is opening a Reno office in association with the project.

Initial projections indicate 6,551 construction and permanent jobs would be created by the development.

West 2nd Fact Sheet
• 1,900 Residential units
• 450,000 sq. ft. of office space
• 250,000 sq. ft. of retail space
• On-site wastewater treatment facility
• On-site central plant, reducing energy consumed by the district by ~30%
• 20% of apartments will be affordable to those earning 80% of median income
• 70% of condos are expected to qualify for Nevada Home is Possible Program, which provides qualified applicants up to 5% down payment assistance for homes under $400,000
• Exploring inclusive housing programs
• New model for use of Tax Increment Funds
• Gigabit fiber to every address in the West 2nd District

DJCG staff will host public open houses at 250 Bell Street Thursdays, April 28-June 2, 12pm-1pm; and Saturdays, April 30-June 4, 2pm-4pm, with the exception of Saturday, May 28.

See the renderings here.