Meridian 120 South (Verdi)




This development is on the south side of Route 80 in Verdi.  The plan is for 6 “villages” built in stages for a total of 558 dwellings.  Villages 1 & 2 are the first phase.

The first phase includes two “villages” on 53.6 acres.  There will be 14 homes on 1-acre lots and 64 homes on 0.19-acre lots.  The smaller homes may only be 8′ from the property line.  This development has later phases to complete 5 “villages”.  The developer claims there will only be 78 “peak hour trips” so a traffic study is not required.  If many homes have two workers and maybe a university student, the number would exceed the number needed for a traffic study.  Developer-funded traffic studies in the area are notoriously inaccurate favoring the developer.


  • The existing homes are on wells.  TMWA has bought the local water company and would plan to provide water to the new homes from a large well.  This will likely lower the water table so that existing homes lose their water
  • Piecemeal development means the developer is only showing the first phase to make it easier to expand the project later.  This would be illegal in California.
  • The optimistic plan would still leave the schools beyond capacity.  The developer claims there will be few school-age children per household.
  • Drainage is a problem in this area bringing an increased risk of flooding with the development.
  • The current roads are only adequate for light traffic with two 1-lane bridges.  Evacuation in case of fire will be very hazardous.
  • Bringing in a high-density suburban development will drive away wildlife and spoil the rural character of the area.  It is an environmentally sensitive area.
  • Fire services will be inadequate for the additional residences.  There is no likelihood that enough new resources will be added.


Reno Land Inc.

Wood Rogers


Meridian 120 South Approved (Mostly) , 2/21/20

Meridian South Villages 3-4 Continued, 10/4/19

Recent Events, 10/2/19

Overwhelming Verdi, 9/19/19

View from Verdi, 4/13/19


Villages 3 & 4: SUP revised 7/24/19 

Villages 3 & 4: Tentative Map July 2019

Villages 3 & 4: Maps, July-2019

Villages 3 & 4: Drainage Report, May 2018

Meridian 120 South: Traffic Report, November 2017

City Council votes to grant another continuance to the developer: Reno.gov_030118

Meridian 120 South: Freeway Diverge report, 10/16/17

Meridian 120 South Plan: Tentative Map & Special Use Permit: 4/10/17

Developer website:

Developer website: Reno_Land

Developer area projects: Reno_Land