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Reno, Developers Reach Deal On Daybreak Development

The Reno City Council has approved a reduced version of a large housing project in a flood plain on the southeast edge of town.

The approval came after the developer modified the plan to make it 15 percent 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 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. 

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.