City Attorney recommends against moving historic homes

Courtesy: Evans Historic Park
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -- UPDATE: : Reno City Attorney Karl Hall says a proposal to move homes from near the University of Nevada, Reno to Evans Park goes against a deed restriction that requires park parcels to be used "forever for Park Purposes."

See the attached PDF for the full memo opinion.

ORIGINAL STORY: Reno's Recreation and Parks Commission has voted against moving 12 historic homes near the University of Nevada, Reno to Evans Park.

Proposal would move historic homes near UNR to nearby park

The commission members say they don't want to lose the park space and are suggesting the homes be moved to Lake Street, but this would require the City removing Lake Street and the homes would be placed where the street now is.

Recreation and Parks Commission members felt pitted between two bad options. They don't want to lose the space at Evans Park, but the members want to save the historic homes.

The proposal will be left up to the historic community in charge of those homes to make a final decision.

The Parks Commission says a representative from UNR was not present at the meeting.