West 2nd District

The West 2nd District connects two seemingly dichotomous land features: the Retrac rail corridor and the Truckee River. It is adjacent to the Entertainment/Tourism District and is within the core of downtown. This strategic 17-acre location is currently characterized by empty lots and blighted properties.

The West 2nd District is a Master Urban Design project. The addition of new Residential, Retail, and Office spaces will revitalize the downtown area using Mixed-Use typologies for all the buildings and blocks to create vibrant streetscapes and a forum for active lifestyles throughout the day and night. Rather than being an automobile-based urban design, the essence of West 2nd District is pedestrian focused: a new urban plaza, pedestrian-only streets, ground-level retail and restaurants, and tree-lined paseos to provide shade and mitigate the heat-island effect.

The architecture reinforces the active nature of the program, focusing on movement of form and active facades.  Open floor plans and ample glazing for the residential units connect the residences to the district around it, and vice versa.  The project’s design creates opportunities for engagement and interaction while still providing privacy.

While pulling from the areas industrial past, the architecture seeks to change the architype of Reno going forward.

The Central Utility Plant will provide hot and cold water throughout the district which will run the heating and cooling systems for all the buildings within West 2nd District.

Developing with care.

30 New Buildings | 2,000 Residences | Inspired Art & Public Spaces | Two Hotel Sites | 750,000 sq. ft. of Office & Commercial Space | 5,000 Parking Spaces | Central Plant Heating & Cooling | Organic Water Reclamation | Affordable units | Providing mixed-income and workforce housing

New views.

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Ralston Street View

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Skyroom Level

Project Team:

Construction Management: DJClark Group

Contractor: Gilbane Building Company

Civil: Manhard Consulting

Site Design & Infrastructure Planning: Sherwood Design Engineers

Structural: Miyamoto International

Central Plant: Southland Industries

Plumbing: Southland Industries (Design Build) and Glumac (Design)

Electrical Design (Southland Consultant): TJK Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Landscape: The Office of Cheryl Barton

Traffic: Traffic Works

Parking: Watry Design, Inc.

Data/Cybersecurity: Ghost Systems, Inc.

Water Treatment Facility: Biohabitats