Hey, the UMVs (Unwashed Masses of Verdi) look like they will get “executive” RV storage! The Special Use Permit application for the 641 covered unit Verdi Boat and RV Storage is currently under review. It is located just West of Gold Ranch and will include over 386,000 SF of open, covered storage spaces.
Sometimes you just hold your nose and come out in favor of or at least not against a project. There is no sewer this far out west, so there isn’t much of a prospect for other types of development. Maybe the competition will force Witt Storage to reconsider their proposed 499 unit facility (500 would trigger a Special Use Permit) on Somersett Ridge Parkway where public services and infrastructure exist and consider a more appropriate land use.
I read somewhere that 1 in 5 households own an RV. This will probably be a money maker. BTW, money makers pay taxes.
Gene Thomas said:
Dusty, if so, I hope those 1 in 5 families will patronize places like this one, instead of parking their d*#! rigs on city streets.
The Bear said:
“I read somewhere that 1 in 5 households own an RV. This will probably be a money maker. BTW, money makers pay taxes.”
I believe it. However, what do you think the first thing to sell is when faced with hard times? Yes, that expensive RV that you also pay expensive storage for.
rocky melder said:
I think it is an excellent solution to a very real problem. I, for one, am tired of looking at my neighbor’s massive land yacht blocking my view!
Storage earns similar psf rents to housing, with way lower permit requirements, build and maintenance costs. Developers want that easy return and are building tons of storage. I agree there is a limit to how much stuff people can pay to store, at some point storage overbuilding or economic downturn will trigger that and we’ll see some pain for storage businesses, but development carries risks. That’s just a normal market.
For everyone who wants to use the existence of off-site storage as an excuse to police their neighbors’ property use- if you bought a house looking at other people’s houses, you bought the view of their choices.
I guess I’ll be the one to say it.
This city’s ability to create and promote uninspired development opportunities designed to store and move *stuff* just confirms in my mind why Reno will never be one of this country’s showcase cities. Think about it: Gateway to the Sierras, Entrance to Nevada and we welcome you with…drumroll please… Warehouses! Storage! Mini-Storage! Boat-Storage! Micro-Storage! RV Storage! Just like the statue of liberty says right?… give me you tired, your poor, your boxes! Your huddled boats and RVs yearning to breath free. It really brings a tear…
Reno is like one big developer toilet where the only thing you can apparently make $ doing is taking dumps all over town.
A while back REReno did a piece on the old resort on 4th street. Geez, Hot springs, pool-side food and drinks,… One can only dream!
Now if someone turned the old Bar-M-Bar into a no-frills ice cream shop that catered to locals and bikers, well.. I might start believing there really is a God.
Stay safe and sane!
Yes, well known that NYC never had much storage or warehousing, jumped straight to global center of finance and culture.
I hope to be first in line when they start taking renters. 35′ 5th wheel.
Bear if things get real bad people don’t sell those Rv’s… they live in them.