This is an undeveloped property outside the city limits of Reno. It is a section of hilly terrain located south of McCarran Blvd. and west of the Lakeridge Golf Course. The four parcels constitute 1019 acres and are located within the Reno City’s “sphere of influence”. It is also known as Ballardini Ranch.
The property owners, Evan’s Creek LLC of Stillwater, MN, applied to the City of Reno to get the property annexed with plans to develop it for residential housing. Annexation would have meant that urban-density zoning could be applied to the properties and that Reno would be responsible to provide water and sewer infrastructure to service the development.
This is a popular open space used for hiking, running, biking, and quad riding. A plan to acquire the property for a preserve was abandoned in 2003 when the owner decided not to sell. There had been $15M ear-marked in federal funds for the acquisition.