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VIDEO: Park Lane Development Plans Unveiled

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The original Park Lane Mall was built in 1964 and served as a shopping and cultural hub for a generation of Reno residents. The developers are keeping the original sign, and 25-foot vintage clock, with the new project.

Dozens of community leaders and dignitaries gathered today for a groundbreaking ceremony and the unveiling of plans for the Park Lane Mall site.

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Developer Chip Bowlby shakes hands with Governor Brian Sandoval, who spoke at today’s event.

The project, at Plumb Lane and Virginia Street, is 46 acres and will feature a mix of residential and commercial spaces. The vacant lot is expected to be transformed into parking garages, a park, brew pubs, a fitness center, and 1,600 apartments.

The apartments will range from studios up to 3-bedroom units. Homes are being built too.

“Multi-family homes will be available in several five-story ‘wrap’ structures where residences wrap around parking garages for easy access and (concealed) parking from the street, as well as urban-garden buildings with private garages to accommodate…a variety of different lifestyles and needs,” said developer Chip Bowlby.

Watch a livestream video of the event below. The action starts at about 13 minutes into the video.

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Bob Conrad
Bob Conradhttp://thisisreno.com
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR and sits on the boards of the Nevada Press Association and Nevada Open Government Coalition.

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