VIDEO: Housing initiative seeks to create 1,000 new residences

Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve announced last week a “1,000 Homes in 120 Days” initiative. The program aims to stabilize rents and incentivize building more residential units in Reno.

“This initiative will be beneficial to getting more housing product into the market,” Schieve said. “At the Mayor’s housing town hall, I teased a bold new initiative for housing. I’m excited that we kept that promise, and that we’re introducing this … idea right here in Reno.”

The program hinges upon deferring permit fees for developers. Rather than paying up front, the developers can pay upon project completion. The goal: build 1,000 residences comprising townhomes, apartments and condos.

The units won’t be built in 120 days, however. Development proposals must be received by the city in 120 days. Projects must be completed in 18 months. The Reno City Council will vote on the initiative October 2, 2019.

Watch a video below of the mayor’s announcement.

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2 Comments

  1. #3. Stay away from “stick built.” it’s soooo LAST CENTURY. Learn about pre-fab modular that you can stack like cord wood except it’s better looking than what passes today as low cost apartments AT HALF THE COST OF TODAY’S STICK BUILT.
    It’s nearly maintenance free and a 100 unit modular complex can be up and filled with residents in 90 to 100 days. Look at the Monterey County Housing Authority based in Salinas, CA. If they can do it, WE CAN DO IT!!!!

  2. #1. If you’re going to do video, get a professional camera that doesn’t have such a fast acting AGC circuit that it machine guns the audio rather than deliver it.
    #2. Get a remote (small) mic system that can transmit the audio to your camera so there is more voice than room echo.

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