Reno City Council to reconsider Daybreak Development plans

Courtesy: City of Reno
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - By a split 4-3 vote, the Reno City Council has approved a motion to reconsider the Daybreak Development project.

The Daybreak project calls for 4700 homes in southeast Reno between Hidden Valley, Donner Springs and South Meadows near Veterans Parkway.

After the council voted to reject the project for several reasons, including that the land is now part of the flood plain, the developer sued to overturn the denial or to recover more than $50 million in damages.

The measure passed in the September 11, 2019 City Council meeting gives the Council two weeks to consider the project changes and to decide whether to reverse their decision.

Normally, if a project is rejected by the City Council, developers must wait a year before resubmitting their plans.

Council members voiced their displeasure that the developer chose to go to the courts instead of waiting a year to be reconsidered.

Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, Councilwoman Naomi Duerr and Councilwoman Jenny Brekhuis were the three "no" votes against the decision.

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