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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.

For Businesses:
Per the Nevada Health Response COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Initiative, all non-essential businesses have been ordered to temporarily close to the public until April 16, 2020. Read this guide for additional information on operational restrictions and mandatory closures for certain types of businesses. The latest information will be available at Reno.Gov/COVID19.

In an effort to provide relief for businesses affected by the COVID-19 business restrictions, the City of Reno is extending the time for businesses to pay their license fees. The deadline for any business license fees due between March 27, 2020 and April 30, 2020 may be extended 30 days. Any other business that has been unable to pay fees due to the COVID-19 state of emergency may request an extension on a case by case basis. If you have questions, please call 775-334-2090 or email businesslic@reno.gov. Due to high call volume, please leave a voicemail and a staff member will call you back as soon as possible. 

 

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Draft Code Language on Development Standards Released for Public Input

Post Date:11/12/2019 12:05 PM

As part of the City of Reno's effort to update its development regulations, the second part of the City of Reno draft zoning code is available for public review and input. The chapters of draft code released in November focus on development standards and include topics such as:

  • Parking;
  • Grading and hillside development;
  • Site and building standards;
  • Sidewalks; and
  • Historic preservation.

Many other topics are covered in the draft chapters released in November. The community is encouraged review the draft language and use the commentary and footnotes throughout the document for more information about the proposed changes.

“We know there is a lot of information in the draft code language. We encourage you to come to one of our open houses this month to learn more and share your thoughts,” Community Development Director Arlo Stockham said. “Listening to the community about these first drafts continues to be of the utmost importance to us. We want to hear from you!”

The City of Reno will be hosting open houses on Nov. 18 and Nov. 20 to discuss the development standards code language and seek input. Members of the public may also provide feedback by emailing CodeUpdate@Reno.Gov, calling (775) 334-4636, or using the interactive online commenting tool

The development standards chapters represent the second of three parts of the code to be released for public input through the Zoning Code RENOvation project. Part 1, which focuses on zoning districts and uses, was released in August. The community is still encouraged to review and provide comments on that portion. The third part on procedures is anticipated to be released in December 2019. 

After collecting input on all three sections through mid-January 2020, city staff will be taking the feedback and creating a revised consolidated draft. The revised document will be released in April 2020 for a second round of public review.

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