Reno City Council approves the Daybreak Development project
The Reno City Council has decided to approve the proposed Daybreak Community.
The original plan, which was rejected by the City Council, called for 4700 homes in Southeast Reno between Hidden Valley, Donner Springs and South Meadows near the Veterans Parkway. The Council voted against the development over several concerns, including the fact that Daybreak would be built on the flood plain..
After the plan was rejected, the developer sued. Monday's re-hearing of the proposal came as part of a judge's order to reconsider the plan.
The developer agreed to reduce the number of homes in the community from 4700 down to 4230. The revised plan also called for more open space, four parks, and improved storm drains. The drains would be privately maintained with residents paying a special assessment.
Councilman Oscar Delgado, saying he was still concerned about increased traffic, asked if developers would consider further reductions. After a recess the representative returned with an offer to trim the development another 5% to 3995 units.
Delgado moved to approve the project. Council members Devon Reese, Neoma Jardon,and Bonnie Weber joined him.
Citing continued concerns and noting the city was also being sued by Lemmon Valley residents over flooding from Swan Lake, council members Jenny Brekhus, Naomi Duerr and Mayor Hillary Schieve voted against the proposal.