The Butler Ranch development lies east of the Reno airport and south of the Rose Links Golf Course (within the City of Reno) at the base of Rattlesnake Mountain. The zoning change is to a Planned Unit Development of 393 acres with 237 residential lots. The plan is for a total of 1550 dwelling units built to differing themes. Roads will be private and maintained by the HOA. Solar panel power generation will provide at least 15% of anticipated power consumption. The Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Board denied the developer’s plan in February 2006 due to concerns about flooding. In June, the board ruled that the development may proceed but only with the development of 245 lots. The developer will need to submit new plans for approval for development of additional units. Board members were satisfied that residents concerns over flooding, environmental degradation, and increased traffic were mitigated. Nonetheless, the developer must now address concerns raised by the Army Corps of Engineers before development can begin.
The planned development is in an area prone to flooding.
Developer: Lennar Homes, Reno
Allowed to proceed with the first phase 245 once the Army Corps of Engineers concerns are addressed.
Butler Ranch “Daybreak” issues: KOLO-8_110517
Butler Ranch in a Floodplain: RGJ_110417
Butler Ranch Development Stopped: February 2006
Reno approves the Southeast Connector: December 2013