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Downtown Reno Condo Scene

Expanding Choices for Living in Downtown Reno

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Reno's downtown condos started seriously proliferating just a few years ago. During the hot housing market, several projects were started from scratch and tired old hotel casino properties were snatched up for condo conversions. Some of the projects have reached fruition and are seeking new urbanites to fill the units. Some are languishing on hold or have been abandoned since property values and demand have tanked. Once the current downside of the cycle reverses, I expect downtown Reno condo properties to resume their hot commodity status.

The Palladio

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Photo © Stan White
The Palladio rises next to the Truckee River and was built from the ground up. It is a beautiful building and currently seeking buyers for a variety of units. Depending on the unit, you can have views of the river, downtown Reno, or the Sierra Nevada. As of May, 2008, one, two, and three bedroom units were priced from $240,000 to $890,000.

50 N. Sierra St., Reno, NV 89503

Sales Information from Dickson Realty of Reno:
Kathie Bartlett: (775) 741-5675
Samantha Reveley: (775) 250-7789

Walk Score: 97 out of 100 — Walkers' Paradise
(Walk Score describes area amenities and estimates the walkability of a neighborhood using the address entered for its search.)

The Residences at Riverwalk

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Photo © Stan White
As the name implies, the Residences at Riverwalk are only a block from the Truckee River. This development is a conversion from the old Comstock hotel casino. It is finished and occupied, with some units available according to the Riverwalk website. Depending on the unit, you can have either city, river, or mountain views.

200 W. Second St., Reno, NV 89501
(775) 284-1222

Walk Score: 95 out of 100 — Walkers' Paradise
(Walk Score describes area amenities and estimates the walkability of a neighborhood using the address entered for its search.)

Arlington Towers

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Arlington Towers is at 1st St. and Arlington Ave. by the Truckee River. The website is a single under construction page. According to skyscraperpage.com, the building was apartments and converted to condos in 1984. Arlington Towers has been undergoing a revitalization, with several businesses now occupying formerly vacant ground floor space. Information on the web is sketchy, but you may learn more by calling the Arlington Towers Homeowners Association.

100 N. Arlington Ave., Reno, NV 89501
(775) 221-3222

Walk Score: 97 out of 100 — Walkers' Paradise
(Walk Score describes area amenities and estimates the walkability of a neighborhood using the address entered for its search.)

Park Tower Condominiums

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Park Tower is by the Truckee River by Wingfield Park. Units have Reno, river, and mountain views. Units are individually owned and can be purchased; some are rentals. Learn about availability from the Park Tower units for rent web page.

A condo project has been proposed for the property next to Park Tower. I don't know if this project is on hold or has been abandoned. See what it might look like at Downtown Makeover-Wingfield Towers.

Park Tower Condominium Home Owners Association:
280 Island Ave., Reno, NV 89501
(775) 674-8000

Walk Score: 94 out of 100 — Walkers' Paradise
(Walk Score describes area amenities and estimates the walkability of a neighborhood using the address entered for its search.)

Riverside Artist Lofts

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This building used to be the Riverside Hotel. It is located in downtown Reno on Virginia Street, next to the Truckee River and the historic Virginia Street Bridge. Unlike the Mapes Hotel, the Riverside was saved from demolition by the City of Reno Redevelopment Agency. In its current configuration, the Riverside accommodates 35 artists, with a coffee shop and artsy businesses occupying the ground floor. Contact the Reno Redevelopment Agency at (775) 334-2077 to find out more about becoming a resident.

17 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89501

Walk Score: 97 out of 100 — Walkers' Paradise
(Walk Score describes area amenities and estimates the walkability of a neighborhood using the address entered for its search.)

The Montage

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The Montage is going to be one of downtown Reno's classy places to live. The building, which used to be the Golden Phoenix, is being overhauled by L3 Development. It was totally gutted, leaving only the steel framework from which the Montage is rising as an essentially brand new building. I've watched the construction and it looks like this will be a very attractive addition to the Reno skyline. You can learn all about it at the Montage Reno website.

Sales Office and Model:
155 W. 2nd St., Reno, NV 89501
(775) 329-2800

Walk Score: 97 out of 100 — Walkers' Paradise
(Walk Score describes area amenities and estimates the walkability of a neighborhood using the address entered for its search.)

The Village at Idlewild Park

This new development is just up the Truckee River from downtown, across the street from Idlewild Park. It's a nice location with a walking path to downtown Reno. It's similar in appearance to an apartment complex with smallish units. The largest is two bedroom and just over 1100 square feet. There are a number of rentals in the mix, owned by the developer, because of difficulty selling units. Check out this Village at Idlewild Park blog to see what others are saying.

1450 Idlewild Dr., Reno, NV 89509
Sales: (775) 324-2777
Leasing: (775) 324-7280

Walk Score: 71 out of 100 — Very Walkable
(Walk Score describes area amenities and estimates the walkability of a neighborhood using the address entered for its search.)

The Belvedere

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The Belevedere is a conversion from the old Sundowner hotel casino. Plans as displayed on the Belvedere website include a pool, spa, and fitness center. Homes will include studios and one and two bedroom units. The Belvedere is currently under construction by Menlo Oaks Corporation. I could find no projected occupancy date, but you can register on the website for more information.


450 N. Arlington Ave., Reno, NV 89502
(775) 324-5888

Walk Score: 91 out of 100 — Walkers' Paradise
(Walk Score describes area amenities and estimates the walkability of a neighborhood using the address entered for its search.)

Arterra

Arterra, at the corner of Sierra and Liberty in downtown Reno, is not to be as originally planned, and maybe not at all. The website is a single page, with an email address for those wishing to comment or ask questions: info@arterra-home.com. Guy Johnson of the Reno Realty Blog has more info from the developer, Capstone Partners.

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