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Reno Council Approves 3,995 Housing Project

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Reno City Council has approved a scaled-back version of a large housing project in a flood plain on the southeast edge of town after the developer modified the plan to make it 15% smaller, devote more land to open space and bolster flood protection.

 

Council members voted 4-3 Monday to approve the Daybreak project southeast of Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

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The California-based developer Newport Pacific Land filed a lawsuit against the city after the council rejected its original plan last year calling for construction of 4,700 housing units.

 

The new plan proposes 3,995 units.

 

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A Washoe County district judge had scheduled a trial over the lawsuit to begin on Friday but gave the two sides until the end of Monday to reach a compromise.