So where have I been the last 6 months any why did I stop posting?

First of all, my little urban infill firm is working on over 160 units in the urban core right now. 320 Grand Canyon is submitted for permit, 542 7th Street in Sparks is similar to 320 GC and waiting to submit for the first round of Plan Check Comments, 597 Grand Canyon will be submitted for an MCUP (Minor Conditional Use Permit) for 26 units on Monday, 16 units on Haskell are in Design Development, and another 75 units downtown are in development. Plus another 15 or so SLPs (shitty little projects, sorry clients!).

More importantly for posting, I have lost faith in the Planning Review process and haven’t found posting about new projects worthwhile or productive A submission to Planning for a tentative map is now just a Pre-Appeal which will be appealed to the Hearing Officer and then Judicial Review, then rinse and repeat. 2-3 year process to maybe yes or maybe no on a project. Stan Lucas, Reno Gateway Business Park, Meridian 120S, Santerra, Boomtown frankenwarehouse 2. There is no reason for me to report on these if they are going to be tied up the the legal and planning process for years.

Gossip is always good, but I work many of the the people I write about. Has the Katerra BK affected more than just the Westview project? I think so ,but don’t feel the need to get in the middle of it. Where is Reno Land’s 450N project, aka Belvedere S tower? Why is the Compass Point apartment project downtown now slated to be a stocking site for the UNR garage project for a couple of years? Who are the decision makes at the City of Reno when virtually every power position is “acting”?

I’m still here.

Mike