The developer behind a proposed 17-acre urban redevelopment project in downtown Reno is holding a series of information sessions for curious residents.
Lead developer Don Clark told a crowd of about 25 people on Thursday there would be no McDonalds or Starbucks in West 2nd District, the billion-dollar community he's proposing for downtown.
Clark was hosting the first in a series of community meetings to answer questions about the ambitious project, which could eventually add 30 new buildings, a park and fiberoptic high-speed Internet.
They are preparing to break ground on the first building in the next week. That will include 28 condos and a deli and bar in the ground floor.
A full development deal with the city hasn't been finalized yet, though City Council is moving ahead with due diligence. With favorable market conditions, the full build-out would take about 10 years.
Over the next month, the Clark Group will host information sessions every Thursday, as well as a walking tour of the proposed development on Saturdays.
Open Houses at Don J. Clark Group office, 250 Bell St.
Thursdays, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.:
April 28: Overview
May 5: Design
May 12: Infrastructure
May 19: Community
May 26: Technology
June 2: West 2nd Life
Saturdays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.:
April 30: W2 Walking Tour
May 7: W2 Walking Tour
May 14: W2 Walking Tour
May 21: W2 Walking Tour
May 28: None Memorial Day Weekend
June 4: W2 Walking Tour