A couple notable downtown permits today. Whitney Peak Hotel fka CommRow fka Fitzgerald’s pulled a $1,250,000 permit for the renovation of 191 hotel rooms, corridors and stairways. The permit was approved 2 November 2012. Could getting the permit formally issued be a “permit maintenance” strategy or is construction actually (finally) imminent? Given that the Plan Check fee was only $5000 and the Permit fee is $15,000, I suspect this is for real.
Get ready for the Singer Social Club. They just pulled a $60,000 Remodeling permit for 219 W 2nd Street, formerly the Babylon nightclub. SSC has not registered with the Secretary of State yet, so I can’t report who is behind the new venture. It will sure be nice to get that corner cleaned up.
HERE is the complete list of building permits pulled last week in Reno.
Steve S. said:
Your blog is woefully lacking in coverage about the Chipotle remodel by the Five Guys. See permit BLD13-04762. Seriously, get on that.
Steve Jobs said:
I drove by CommRow the other day, and other than the climbing wall the whole place looks like it has been gutted for demolition. Is it still possible for happy ending for this crazy project? Given its location next to the arch, my heart says “hope so” while my head says “who are you kidding?”.
Speaking of me, what is the scuttlebutt on the downtown Apple facility? Construction seems a little, er, slow …
Oh, I hope they didn’t junk the scotch bar. That was the one part of CommRow I liked.
9 months ago, this blog boldy proclaimed that within 24 months (from then) none of us would be able to recognize the economic landsacpe of our area. We were going to be, apparently, completely overwhelmed by the exploding tech industry.
The proprietor of this blog ought to be careful about making such predictions. His credibility could be at stake. In the past 9 months, absolutley zilch has occured to transform our economic condition. Of course, there are stil 15 months to go before the proprietor has to wipe the egg off of his face. We shall see.
And I’m not even going to say anything about the proprietor’s asssertion, several months back, that the complete transformation of downtown Reno was imminent. More egg.
You’d have thought that the proprietor would have witnessed the complete Fool the Makeover Dude made of himself in the early days of his blog with his absurd projections about the magical renovation of the downtown core.
brett silva said:
Hi. My name is Brett Silva and I am one of the owners of Singer Social Club. We are registered with the Secretary of State under our corporate name. The club is currently under construction and will be open by the third week of October.