Reno Eyesore Transforming Into Upscale Apartments

Nov 25, 2016

The metamorphosis of a downtown Reno eyesore into classy urban apartments is nearly complete. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

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Bentar Development and Basin Street Properties have been working feverishly to convert the long boarded-up Kings Inn into the 3rd Street Flats.

The façade of the 94-unit apartment building is complete and workers are just finishing up the interior features and outdoor common areas. The building includes 9,000 square feet of retail space on the bottom floor.

City and business officials considered the former Kings Inn as one of the worst eyesores downtown. The hotel only operated for 12 years and then had been boarded up for three decades.

Workers spent most of last year dismantling the structure nearly to its skeleton.

It'll be move-in ready next month and pre-leasing has already begun.