Regional Plan: Public input needed to map next two decades of growth

The Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency met on Wednesday, September 12, to hold a community conversation about the 2019 Regional Plan that will map out the next 20 years of growth for the area. The presentation and open forum was held at the Discovery Museum in downtown Reno.

The planning agency is focused on community engagement as it nears the adoption of the 2019 plan. Its plan is revised every five years, and the 2019 plan will be the fifth revision since its original adoption in 1991. It is expected to have substantive changes due to the population increase in the Truckee Meadows.

Jeremy Smith, TMRPA’s interim director, was the main moderator of the event. He said that some of the larger changes to the plan including the addition of data analytics to help define the implications of choices made within the plan. Eliminating redundancies and making the plan more implementable with a focus on the Nevada Revised Statutes was also discussed.

The planning agency is scheduled to hold three review meetings next week which will allow for more public comment before the possible adoption of the 2019 plan on October 10, 2019.

Upcoming Meetings

  • September 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm : Washoe County Commission Chambers, 1001 East Ninth Street, Reno, NV 89512
  • September 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm: City of Sparks Council Chambers, Legislative Building, 745 4th Street, Sparks, NV 89431
  • September 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm: Marvin Picollo School, 900 Foothill Rd, Reno, NV 89511
  • Regional Planning Governing Board Meeting – Possible adoption of 2019 Regional Plan
  • October 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm: Washoe County Commission Chambers, 1001 East Ninth Street, Reno, NV 89512
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