The site is north of Rancho San Rafael Park and west of Parr Blvd. in northern Reno. It includes Evans Canyon which is a popular destination for hikers and cyclists. The property consists of 28 acres. The developer plans to build 142 units on the site. The area is zoned Multi-family-14 which allows up to 14 units per acre (apartments or condos). The development will be predominantly duplexes with some triple and quad units.
Owner: Rancho Hills IV LP, Reno (Desert Wind Homes)
Developer: John Krmpotic, KLS Design
- Wildlife and ecological impacts would be significant. This property is a wildlife corridor.
- The developer tree count is not representative. One resident counted 143 Jefferson Pine trees.
- The views and vistas will be spoiled with this design. It does not meet the “viewshed” standards. It includes building on the ridgelines.
- There is no plan to accommodate wetlands on the property.
- This is an area high in Radon which will likely be increased with the cuts and grading.
- Traffic is already problematic accessing Virginia Street.
- Construction litter will despoil the site and the wetlands. Some of the slopes are too steep to recover the litter.
- Stolz Road is too congested for emergency vehicle access.
- Hoge Road is steep and is dangerous when icy.
- Noise echoes at this site. The construction will present a problem for people who work from home.
11/3/21 The tentative map was considered by the Reno Planning Commission. The vote is 3-2 in favor of the development, but a majority of the entire commission is needed for approval. So, 4 of the 7 commissioners would have to approve. Commissioners Taylor and Villaneuve were absent.