Category Archives: Meridian 120 South

Tuesday community meeting at Boomtown (6pm in the Truckee room)

Hi there,


Just wanted to send a quick update that we had a solid turnout at the February 28 City Council hearing in regards to Meridian 120 South. We want to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone that put in effort to attend and/or communicate your concerns with Council. Because of so much involvement, the Developer did request a continuance at the last moment, which was granted by Council. The reason for the request was to engage with the community to discuss this project.


A meeting has been arranged Tuesday March 27th at 6:00 pm and is to be held at Boomtown’s Truckee Room (snacks and beverages will be served).


A mailer is being sent this week in effort to reach those residents not yet on our email list and those without computer access, but we request that you let your fellow neighbors and friends know as well. This is the opportunity the community has been asking for, to discuss issues and ask questions directly with the developer prior to a project being approved.  It is very important that the City Council and developers see that our community is engaged and committed to this process.  Please attend if you’re able!


The Verdi Community Council does plan to summarize an update and status of the project thus far, as well as outline the many concerns shared by our community.  However, this is your opportunity to have your questions answered and to vocalize the concerns that face our community!


Below is a link to the meeting February 28th where a lot of GREAT public comment was heard. Our meeting starts at the 06:00:00 mark, however, there is a quick 10 minute “presentation” and discussion on the Mortensen-Garson plan prior to our item (05:49:00). 


As always, we sincerely appreciate your continued involvement and support. We look forward to seeing you March 27th!


Best Regards,


Verdi Community Council 

Letter from Verdi to Reno City Council Regarding LDC17-00061

The Developer:

Reno Land, Inc.

6001 Talbot Ln.

Reno, NV 89509

(775) 432-7110

Reno City Council:

(775) 334-4636


When contacting Reno about issues affecting Verdi please use

the contact information below. Address the email to the city

clerk, and cc any/all city council members. When

contacting them about this issue, please request in the

opening sentence that “This email be added to the

official record for LDC17-00061”


City Clerk:

Mayor Hillary Schieve:

Council Member David Bobzien:

Council Member Jenny Brekhus:

Council Member Naomi Duerr:

Council Member Oscar Delgado:

Council Member Paul Mckenzie:

Council Member Neoma Jardon:


Dear City Council,


Case: LDC17-00061

Please add this email to the

official record for LDC17-00061

I come before you in opposition to the Meridian 120 South project and to encourage you to deny the appeal and, ultimately, to deny the entire Meridian 120 South development project altogether.   The project represents an exploitative, expansionary development that in conjunction with other large projects in the works threatens the safety, health, education, desires, and character of the Verdi community.

It should be with great pride that we all bear witness to the Verdi community who have come before you to document the potential issues of this project. From water usage, storm drainage, increased traffic, and nonexistent utilities to the lack of fire protection, destruction of wildlife corridors, and population growth, our community of ‘everyday people’ spanning all walks of life have highlighted and characterized legitimate concerns about the Meridian 120 South project.

Our constituents have accumulated a substantial amount of evidence that justifies not making any number of these findings. Ultimately however, it has become apparent to the Verdi community that the way things work in Reno is fundamentally disjointed from the residents of Verdi.

As we move forward in this process, I encourage you with great passion and understanding to realize the intentions that Verdi residents have for their community.  After all, we live here, you don’t!  It is this sort of passion that defines the soul of a city and is something the Council should be investing in 1000%.

Is this passion shared by the Meridian 120 South developer? One developments that was before this council was the West Meadows Estates.  The West Meadow Estates is now moving forward and gouging out a permanent scar across the Verdi landscape. That project was spearheaded by Rob Fitzgerald who upon receiving your approval promptly sold out to the DR Horton corporation, which now hauls off truckloads of Verdi in exchange for shareholder profits.  Is Mr. Fitzgerald part of your vision for our community? I suspect not.

There is more than enough evidence to stop this inadequate proposal in its tracks.  You have allowed two projects to move forward that is enough.  Thank you for your understanding of the community of Verdi.

Meridian 120 SOUTH

We all knew it was coming; here it is.  Meridian 120 South is here to add a little more density to the already overcrowded Meridian 120 North plan.  A whole bunch of 6,000 SF & 9,000 SF lots.

The attached link paints a very pretty picture to potential buyers, as it cites massive growth due to Tesla’s arrival (it doesn’t say anything about the shortfalls in Tesla’s growth estimates).

meridian-120-south (click to open)