Brief Information about City of Reno, Nevada
With a population of over 211,000, Reno is the largest city in Northern Nevada. It is located in the southern part of Washoe County, nestled on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada ina valley called the Truckee Meadows.
Reno is America's Adventure Place! The Truckee Meadow and surrounding area provide unlimited indoor and outdoor recreational activities. Spectacular Lake Tahoe and the largest concentration of ski areas and ski facilities in the world are all within a fifty-mile radius. Biking, camping, hunting, fishing, kyaking and mountain climbing are all activities Reno residents and visitors enjoy.
Reno/Tahoe International Airport is located approximately two miles from Downtown Reno, and is serviced by most of the major airlines. Reno/Stead Airport is a general aviation airport located about 15 miles north of the downtown area. It is home of the annual Reno National Championship Air Races.
The City of Reno is host to an eight-day 50's nostalgia celebration called Hot August Nights; the Great Reno Balloon Races; the Reno Rodeo one of the largest rodeos in the west; the month long "Artown" festival in July, and various special events hosted by the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. (Source: City of Reno)
Brief Information about Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRIC)
TRI Center is a portion of the former Asamera Ranch, a 102,000-acre tract of private land owned by one of the project master developers, Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, LLC, comprising approximately 54% of the land area of Storey County.
Storey County is a sparsely populated rural Nevada county. Its small population is primarily centered in the Virginia City area, southwest of the project, which is not connected to the TRI Center by paved roads. Enclosed maps show the general location of the project, and the project area at a larger scale.
TRI Center currently consists of approximately 6,000 acres zoned for industrial use, and may expand in the future, subject to Storey County approval. TRI Center is intended to be a mixed-use, nonresidential development, consisting of a wide range of industrial, office and commercial businesses. The Conceptual Land Use map enclosed illustrates the plans for a portion of the project. Development of the project is guided by a development agreement between the master developers and the county, which incorporates the Development Handbook and the Storey County Zoning Ordinance.
The entire project is zoned "I-2 Heavy Industrial" under the zoning ordinance, which allows almost all types of industrial and commercial uses. The terms of the development agreement and the zoning ordinance allow maximum flexibility for land uses, but provide for a consistent, compatible development theme among the various land use possibilities in the actual project siting.
The project CC&Rs and this Handbook further refine the uses allowed in the development process. In the spirit of "performance zoning," any use that complies with the zoning and the CC&Rs, and any development plan which complies with the Development Handbook, is permitted to be developed.
TRIC Project Overview
Nevada Appeal Article (October 21, 2007)
Useful Information Links
Nevada Commission on Economic Development Report: April 2011