On Wednesday, the Reno City Council will vote on an ambitious plan to create more housing. But local housing advocates think it falls short and could distract leaders from pursuing more durable solutions to the city’s housing shortage.
Mayor Hillary Schieve introduced an initiative last month called 1,000 Homes in 120 Days that would defer required fees for things such as sewer hookups for housing projects adding at least 30 units. Developers would pay the fees later on. The mayor hopes lower upfront costs could jump-start a construction boom across the city and take pressure off the housing market.