The following post submitted by Warren Lyons. (SU note: This post was submitted earlier but overlooked by SU. SU apologizes for the late posting but Mt. Lyons has advised it is still relevant).
“The proposed Witt Family mini storage project at the Somersett I-80 entrance area received a mass grading permit on February 22, 2021. The permit and mass grading approved plans are available now at the City of Reno web site. The mass grading permit Number is “BLD20-09309E”
The permit description of Work to Be Done text says “Commercial grading & Site Improvements.. Mass Grading, Retaining Walls and Drainage. Improvements for future mini warehouse storage site.” The permit is attached.
Earlier project drafts, no longer on the City of Reno building permit web site, described the project as having slightly under 500 storage units with associated lighting, drainage and re-vegetation of the project area. This earlier concept building plan document was listed on the Building Permit application tracking file but it was not released under a public records request in October, 2020; the current building permit file no longer lists this document.
Apparently, the mass grading permit does not provide for public review and comment on this phase of the project but hopefully the public can provide comments and concerns on the actual construction plans.
The Somersett AGC is listed in the City of Reno building permit tracking with a review and comment document; the City of Reno has to date declined to provide this document through a public records request.
There are questions and action items that could be asked by our Somersett and Sierra Canyon homeowners.”