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The Community Development Department is adjusting its processes and procedures in response to COVID-19. The changes allow business operations to continue for customers without requiring face-to-face interactions. Read this information for how these changes may impact you if you normally do business with the Community Development Department.

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City Seeks Input on Potential Text Amendment to the Development Agreement Section of the Reno Development Code

Post Date:  June 25, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Reno is providing an additional opportunity to submit comments on the proposed draft ordinance amendment to Reno Municipal Code.

TXT20-00006 (Development Agreement) - A request has been made to amend Reno Municipal Code Title 18, specifically Chapter 18.20 (Development Agreements).  This request is associated with the Title 18 Code Update "Renovation" and will propose revised text intended to facilitate the use of voluntary agreements as allowed pursuant to NRS 278.0201 through 278.0207, inclusive.

The draft Text Amendment under consideration includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Enhanced reference to NRS requirements. 
  • Removal of regional requirements and discretionary permits (PRS, SUP, PUD, and SPD requirements).
  • Removal of text that is redundant of NRS requirements.

In an effort to protect public health, we are asking that all comments be submitted in writing, in lieu of a public workshop, to the Planning Division at or via US Postal Service to the City of Reno, Planning Division, P.O. Box 1900, Reno, NV, 89505 by 5 p.m. on July 15, 2020.

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Fiscal Impact Analysis (FIA) Guidelines are now required

Post Date:08/19/2019 9:45 AM

The Fiscal Impact Analysis Guidelines are now required for applicants to follow in preparation of a Fiscal Impact Analysis (FIA). 

The Guidelines will help standardize the impact of development requests and provide a more streamlined, consistent approach for evaluating fiscal impact analysis findings for development applications reviewed by the Planning Commission and City Council. 

The City of Reno requires a Fiscal Impact Analysis (FIA) for submittals that substantially impact the future fiscal health of the City of Reno to comply with annexation provisions set forth in NRS Chapter 268, Reno Municipal Code, and the City of Reno Master Plan. 

Independent Economic & Planning Systems, Inc. worked with Reno staff, City Council, and the development community to develop Fiscal Impact Analysis Guidelines as part of the development application requirements.

Staff also plans to provide Council with a 12-month report regarding staff and development community experiences applying the fiscal impact analysis guidelines.  Feel free to send feedback regarding your experience using the guidelines to Senior Planner Sienna Reid,

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