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Reno Neon Line dev community meeting scheduled for January 10

In July 2019, Jacobs Entertainment announced that it would spend over $1 billion to create the Reno Neon Line District on the west side of downtown Reno. Courtesy of Jacobs Entertainment

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

The purpose of the meeting is to provide the public with an opportunity to ask questions about the massive Neon Line District development proposed for downtown by developer Jacobs Entertainment.

In late October, amid some opposition, the Reno City Council
voted for 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Council was due to consider the development-related abandonment items on December 8, but the items were withdrawn after concerns surfaced that the public had not had sufficient time to review and comment.

“We understand that 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 news release. . “I have asked our staff to organize a public forum on January 10, when we can spend more time with our community to discuss the evaluation of proposed projects downtown. We look forward to hearing what our residents have to say.

According to the release, the meeting is envisioned as a city-backed initiative with the developer’s representative involved in the discussion.

“Presentations will be limited to the basic terms of the agreement and 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 the public may have regarding planning, zoning and business licensing.”

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


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