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Development south of Reno gets 2-year extension to file final maps

By Carla O'Day
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The deadline for developers to submit a series of final maps for the 760-acre Sierra Reflections subdivision south of Reno was extended two years Tuesday by Washoe County commissioners.

Owned by World Properties Inc., Sierra Reflections is bordered on the north by Pagni Lane, on the east by Old U.S. 395, and on the south at Little Washoe Lake in Pleasant Valley.

Sierra Reflections is a planned 938-lot, single-family residential subdivision. Proposed lot sizes range from 8,000 square feet to 43,445 square feet, with an average of 13,722 square feet for detached residences. It also includes 147 townhomes.

A tentative map for Sierra Reflections was approved by Washoe County in 2006, followed by a development agreement and extension in 2008. Extensions for final maps were also approved in 2010, 2012 and 2014. This latest extension puts the deadline at June 14, 2022.

Developer Ken Krater told commissioners he’s been working through several matters, including water, sewer and traffic. Latest plans have it being serviced by the Truckee Meadows Water Authority. Krater described the land as large and diverse with many challenges.

“I just want to assure you that we’ve been working diligently over the past couple years on the project, doing things like improving the Steamboat Creek channel to increase significantly the amount of undisturbed area along the creek, and to reduce significantly the amount of grading required on the site, which would have less impact to the neighbors,” Krater said.

“We’ve been working with the community and the Nevada Department of Transportation and county staff to look at a roundabout at the intersection of Eastlake Boulevard and Old Highway 395 in lieu of a traffic signal that would greatly improve the intersection’s safety.”

Commission Chairman Bob Lucey said this was recently presented at the South Truckee Meadows Citizen Advisory Board meeting and received no opposition.

“This has been kind of routine for us to allow for this developer, if they get to a point they can move forward with this project,” Lucey said.

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