Reno Neon Line development community meeting scheduled for January 10

In July 2019, Jacobs Entertainment announced that it would spend more than $ 1 billion to create the Reno Neon Line District in the western part of downtown Reno. Courtesy of: Jacobs Entertainment

The City of Reno will host a Neon Line Community Meeting from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on January 10, 2022, at the National Automobile Museum in downtown Reno.

The purpose of the meeting is to give the public the opportunity to ask questions about the massive Neon Line neighborhood development project proposed for the downtown area by developer Jacobs Entertainment.

At the end of October, amid some opposition, the Reno city council
voted the adoption of a development agreement with Jacobs to pave the way for the proposed mixed-use development for the west side of downtown Reno near Sands Regency.

Council was due to consider the development-related abandonment items on December 8, but the items were withdrawn after concerns surfaced that the public did not have enough time to review and comment on them.

“We understand the public has questions about the land use planning process and the various tools used to redevelop urban property,” Reno City Manager Doug Thornley said in a Dec. 7 press release. “I have asked our staff to hold a public forum on January 10, when we can spend more time with our community to discuss how proposed downtown projects are evaluated. We can’t wait to hear what our residents have to say.

According to the statement, the meeting is seen as a city-supported initiative with the developer’s representative involved in the discussion.

“The presentations will be limited to the basic terms of the agreement and the desired outcomes related to the developer’s vision for the Neon line, followed by an additional question and answer period,” according to the city. “City staff will be available to discuss specific questions that may be asked by the public regarding planning, zoning and business licensing. “

The January 10 meeting will be held in person and virtually. Go
here for registration details.


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