The adoption process for the updated City of Reno Master Plan is officially underway! The Reno Planning Commission on October 18 will consider adopting the updated Master Plan, repealing the existing plan, and recommending the plan to the Reno City Council. These are the first steps in formally putting the policies and implementation strategies of the new Master Plan in place.
The version of the updated Master Plan up for adoption at the Planning Commission reflects the latest public input received, including comments from the last round of public open houses, the final ReImagine Reno survey, and the input collected at the Neighborhood Advisory Boards in August. Thank you to every individual who remained committed to reviewing and providing feedback on the different chapters of the draft plan. Since January, more than 3,100 people participated in public workshops and meetings, attended roadshow presentations, submitted surveys, and participated in the master plan review process. Your feedback helped to ensure the plan remained true to the vision and values expressed by the community since the master plan update process started in 2015.
What happens after the Planning Commission votes?
If the Planning Commission votes on October 18 to adopt the updated Master Plan, repeals the existing plan, and recommends the plan to the Reno City Council, the plan will then head to a City Council meeting for a public hearing. At that point, the City Council would consider similar actions to adopt the updated plan and repeal the existing plan.
After the City Council votes, is the updated Master Plan officially adopted?
Not quite! There are a few more steps in the adoption process. After approval by the Planning Commission and the City Council, the plan heads to the Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency to ensure it conforms with the Truckee Meadows Regional Plan. Following that conformance review, the City Council will vote to certify the updated Master Plan. After those two actions, the updated Master Plan would go into effect. Up until that point, the existing plan will remain in place.
As we enter this final and critical stage of the master plan update process, we invite you to continue your engagement. The remaining public meetings provide another opportunity to get involved by providing input during public comment.