Preservation advocates are concerned about the pace of new construction and what that could mean for Reno’s historic structures. Reno Public Radio’s Julia Ritchey sat down with local Realtor and preservation activist Barrie Lynn to get her take on the role of preservation in redevelopment.
Below are a few excerpts of the conversation or listen to the full interview. We’ll have another perspective on this issue in the coming weeks.
Q: What are some major issues critical to historic preservation in Reno?
Lynn: I think the right now the most critical issue that the preservation community is facing, is the historic UNR Gateway District. It’s an area that is referred to in the most recent version of university’s master plan. …That is an area that the university has decided they would like to redevelop, and they don’t, at this point, see a way to incorporate the dozen or so homes that are over a hundred year old into that plan.
Read more from our media partner, Reno Public Radio: One View: Redevelopment Threatens Reno’s Historic Structures