Community Design Guidelines
New employment sectors, low taxes, and recreational and commercial opportunities are fueling Reno’s rapid growth and the City’s efforts to shed a gaming center identity. With spectacular natural attributes, central location, iconic mansion and positive adjacencies, this landmark site presented an exceptional canvas for a fine-grained celebration of the new Reno.
Interconnected villages leverage existing conditions, with intuitive circulation guided by sight lines, preserved tree stands, signature buildings, water features and a scenic backdrop.
The housing diversity addresses incoming demographics with parcels crafted for specific market segments. Varied forms and densities, progressive architecture takes on Reno’s historic vernaculars and generates an intriguing mix of urban and suburban ambiance.
The Mansion’s inimitable presence strengthens its new role as a community hub, with multi-faceted facilities as residents’ club and a public events venue.
Double-sided retail at community’s eastern entrance offers a visual link to the mansion, and a Main Street experience that buffers site from existing office uses to the north. Pedestrian plazas and dining and entertainment zones enhance unique and memorable non-residential elements.