Earlier this month, the Reno City Council made a controversial vote to demolish two downtown motels. Natalie Van Hoozer takes a look at this particular case and what might be in store for Reno’s vacant buildings as the city grows.
I’m standing on Virginia Street outside of the Golden West Motor Lodge with Britton Griffith-Douglass, the president of the Riverwalk Merchant’s Association. She says that to her, the property is an eyesore.
“You see a parking lot that has not been repaved in probably over a decade, more than that,” she says. “You see a roof that’s falling apart, you see graffiti all over the building. The paint job, what’s left of it, is very damaged and it looks forgotten.”
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