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Join us August 17 and share your ideas on Historic Preservation in Reno

In anticipation of the upcoming Historic Preservation focus group on Monday, August 17th we’ve pulled some quotes from responses from the last open-ended question on the public survey to get the conversation started. The people who commented on Reno’s historical heritage universally saw it as a benefit, but had mixed optimism for the future. Some believed Reno has already lost too many important historic buildings while others see what remains as still significant and worthy of heritage tourism and even emulation in new construction.


Please read the ideas for yourself below and join the conversation at the ReImagine Reno Historic Preservation focus group by RSVPing here.

“Stop tearing down our historic structures and cultural resources. Rebuild the Mapes!” – Submitted on 7/27 4:48 PM

“Cities with a cool, historic downtown to walk around are great, but it’s too late for that here.” – Submitted on 7/27 2:54 P

“Reno needs to continue to preserve its cultural and historical heritage. We have unique architectural resources (as unique as those for which cities like New Orleans and San Francisco are known), and we must honor them while using their uniqueness to drive (heritage) tourism. Cities are finally discovering heritage tourism as a strategy to stimulate their economies, and Reno has major potential as a cultural heritage center.” – Submitted on 7/27 12:14 PM

“Reno could be greatly improved through aggressive historic preservation, of the remaining historic neighborhoods.” – Submitted on 7/27 11:13 AM

“Please foster the character of the historic parts of town.” – Submitted on 7/27 10:24 AM

“Have more of the new developments look like our older, desirable historic neighborhoods. Also within older historic neighborhoods, require more design guidelines for new buildings following set-back and footprint similar to the historic homes. Also enforce height restrictions in these areas. Encourage more nominations for these areas on the National Register of Historic Places and the City Register. Cultural tourism is a big market. Give more city incentives to those who adaptable reuse older buildings.” – Sumbitted on 7/23 7:30 PM

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