Monthly Archives: June 2015

Eight Criteria Required for Special Use Permit

A few months ago there was an information packet distributed that contained the 8 criteria needing to be met for a Special Use Permit to be approved by the city of Reno.  Below are the 8 criteria, along with contact information for various government representatives.

  1. The proposed use is compatible with existing surrounding land uses and development
  2. The project is in substantial conformance with the master plan
  3. There are or will be adequate services and infrastructure to support the proposed development
  4. The proposal adequately mitigates traffic impacts of the project and provides a safe pedestrian environment
  5. The proposed site location and scale, intensity, density, height, layout, setbacks, and architectural and overall design of the development and the uses proposed, is appropriate to the area in which it is located
  6. The project does not create adverse environmental impacts such as smoke, noise, glare, dust, vibrations, fumes, pollution or odor which would be detrimental to, or constitute a nuisance to area properties.

The following also have to be met for the nonconforming uses:

  1. The expansion or change of the nonconforming use will not damage the character or quality of the neighborhood in which it is located, or hinder the future development of the surrounding properties; and
  2. Improvements necessary for the expansion are in conformance with requirements of this title

Send an email to all of the following stating why the above cannot be met.  Ask that your email be part of the electronic record for LDC15-00016.

  • 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 (
  • Community Liaison Barbara DiCianno (
  • Community Liaison Lisa Mann (
  • City Clerk (


City of Reno’s Sphere of Influence

Put simply, “the sphere of influence is an area into which the City could be expected to expand its limits over a twenty-year period” (from the City of Reno’s Master Plan, available HERE).

Here is a map with the existing CAB boundaries and a visualization of just how far Reno has expanded.  You may be surprised!

Click HERE to view the map  (be patient; this takes a minute to load)

Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting

From the Washoe County website:

“Reno, Nevada. June 9, 2015. The following report highlights several important agenda items from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Videos of County Commission meetings are replayed regularly on WCTV (Charter Ch. 193). You may also watch videos-on-demand online.”

Click below to see the website:

Reno City Hall Meeting Calendar

There is a new feature on every page: You can now see the Reno City Hall meeting calendar near the bottom-right corner of the page on the Keep Verdi Verdi website.

It is up to the residents of Verdi to stay “in the know” about events affecting us!  Get the information from the source, and stay involved!

city hall meetings

Park Cleanup a Success!

We had 10 total people come out to help pull weeds at Crystal Peak today! We worked from 9:00am to 11:30am, equaling 25 volunteer hours!  We popped a lot of thistle and pulled a lot of mustard. Great job everyone! Thank you so much for your efforts to help us keep this park looking good.

CP Volunteers

Thanks again everyone,

Nick Steuer

Park Ranger I, Truckee River District

Washoe County Community Services Department

Last Call for Tomorrow’s Crystal Peak Park Cleanup!

Thanks to those who have signed up or emailed me regarding tomorrow’s park clean-up at Crystal Peak Park at 9am. It’s not too late to RSVP and help out for an hour or two tomorrow morning. We have eight folks confirmed, mostly neighbors and community folks but a few Cabela’s outfitters, too. We also expect a few “walk-ups” so an anticipated good showing for Crystal Peak Park clean-up number two this year. We appreciate your interest in our adopted park and in this beautiful recreational area in our backyard.

Jamie Klund

Retail Marketing Manager

Cabela’s Inc.

8650 Boomtown Road

Reno, NV
(775) 829-4128 phone; (775) 829-4139 fax