Reno residents speak out about proposed student housing development

Reported by: Madison Corney
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Updated: 4/19/2013 11:34 am
Reno, NV (KRNV & Residents in Northwest Reno are speaking out about a proposed student housing development near the McCarran and Keystone intersection.

Aspen Heights, a student housing developer proposed plans for a unique project in Northwest Reno, but many residents are concerned about the increased traffic the project will bring to the area as well as possible noise issues.

The proposed 203 unit housing development would offer Italian and Spanish architecture designs as well as a club house and common areas for the students to gather.

City Council member Neoma Jardon believes this project will benefit the community, "We're here tonight to address some of the concerns of the neighborhood members have, hopefully so we can move forward with this product, which I think will be great for our community."

Residents say they aren't looking forward to the increased traffic the new development would bring to the area or the possible noise issues, "We're having a hard time figuring out how a thousand students aren't going to make noise," said one concerned resident. 

The environmental impact on the nearby Keystone Canyon Trail Head is also a big concern among neighbors.

Jardon says the residents had valid concerns and now those issues will be brought to the City of Reno.

Planned unit development has been approved in the Keystone Canyon areas since February of 2000, but three different projects fell through due to the economic downturn.
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