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Ormsby House Update
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Despite the announcement this summer that the owners were looking to sell to building, there is still work being done at the Ormsby House. Heavy equipment has once again been brought to the site, and over the last few weeks they have been working on the driveways and parking areas out in front of the […]  more...

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Despite the announcement this summer that the owners were looking to sell to building, there is still work being done at the Ormsby House. Heavy equipment has once again been brought to the site, and over the last few weeks they have been working on the driveways and parking areas out in front of the hotel.

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This area to the south of the hotel tower was formerly just a parking lot. The large portecochere wasn’t even there when the hotel was open. This was just a side door. During the remodeling they moved the portecochere to the south side of the building, making this the main entrance to the casino. But the surrounding area was left as dirt, and it’s been dirt ever since then, 13 to 14 years.

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Also on the south side of the building was Seventh Street. This road has been at times closed off and at other times reopened during the course of the renovation. But now the pavement has been completely torn out, and Seventh Street is gone. Here the driveway into the Arco gas station is cut off. It looks like Seventh Street will be coming back in some form as part of the project, but it might not ever go all the way through again.

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This curb is being built to prevent through traffic on Seventh Street. It looks like there will still be a driveway into the Arco, and other traffic will be routed to the portecochere.

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Looking along the length of Seventh Street, we can see some new curbs that have already been poured, and others where they are preparing to pour.

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New curbing is going in under and around the portecochere also.

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To the south of Seventh Street there has always been a secondary overflow parking lot. It looks like they are going to rebuild the driveway into that parking lot as well.

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Looking from Curry gives us a different angle on some of the new curbs, and you can kind of make out where the parking spots likely will be.

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This is just another indication that work on the Ormsby House has never stopped, and even now with the building up for sale, it seems like it is going to continue indefinitely. This is the most intensive outdoor work that has been done in years, so it’s exciting to see. Assuming that they’re going to work on this uninterrupted, we could see a fully paved south parking lot for the Ormsby House by next summer, even if there’s still no opening in sight.

Downtown Carson Project is Finished
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They said the road would be done by Nevada Day. They did hedge their bets a little, by saying they might have to come back in November to finish some crosswalks and landscaping, but the sidewalks and road itself would be ready for the Nevada Day parade. They delivered on their promise, and there wasn’t […]  more...

They said the road would be done by Nevada Day.

They did hedge their bets a little, by saying they might have to come back in November to finish some crosswalks and landscaping, but the sidewalks and road itself would be ready for the Nevada Day parade.

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They delivered on their promise, and there wasn’t even any reason to hedge. The downtown Carson project is now finished; even the crosswalks and landscaping came in on time. On Friday, the Nevada Day holiday, city officials braved the rain to cut the ribbon on our new downtown, and for the rest of the day the sidewalks were full of people and the streets full of cars as everyone took in the first actual day of not having to dodge road cones and construction crews.

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This is the new downtown we have been waiting for for 10 years. One of the negative things that critics predicted did come true, the traffic was kind of backed up through downtown with only one lane in each direction. But I think there was probably extra traffic with people wanting to drive through downtown and see the new road without cones. Plus, the new traffic was predicted by nearly everybody; another thing predicted is that people will learn over time to take side streets instead of Carson Street, reducing the traffic until it balances out at a reasonable level.

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Aside from the cars, though, the sidewalks were also pretty busy. But unlike how downtown was before, now there is plenty of room for several people to share the sidewalk. You used to have to walk single file through most of downtown because of skinny sidewalks.

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The extra grass and landscaping makes a huge difference here between Second and Musser.

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The new crosswalks got a good cleaning in the rain. Hopefully this will wash away the dust and dirt that was leftover after construction.

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Cars were parking in the new parking spots all up and down Carson Street.

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New signs are up advertising the Bob McFadden Plaza.

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Comma Coffee finally has true sidewalk dining, not just a couple of tables pressed up again the curb.

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Bicycles were braving the rain to enjoy the new bike lanes.

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New crosswalk poles are installed at all the stoplights.

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Between Musser and Proctor there are pullouts for bus stops. Here they are being used for that purpose.

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The Batmobile was parked in front of the Nugget.

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Many people were out walking in spite of the rain, even though many of the opening day events downtown were scaled back due to weather.

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The finished product ended up looking pretty great, made better by the rain and fall colors.

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Carson Street Hitting the Home Stretch
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October has begun. Fall is in the air, leaves are starting to turn color, and snow has hit the mountain summits. But more importantly to the narrative we’ve been following all summer, this is the month that the Carson Street redevelopment project is going to be finished. I took a walk on Sunday to explore […]  more...

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October has begun. Fall is in the air, leaves are starting to turn color, and snow has hit the mountain summits. But more importantly to the narrative we’ve been following all summer, this is the month that the Carson Street redevelopment project is going to be finished. I took a walk on Sunday to explore the area. Already we can see some segments that are pretty much finished, as well as other areas that still need some work. The project is scheduled to be done before the Nevada Day parade; let’s see how close they are.

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The far south end of the project is the least complete, since they worked from north to south all summer. However, it’s still looking pretty good. At the corner of Fifth and Carson the curbs and sidewalks have been poured, they are just waiting for decorative brick to be laid.

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Some of the sidewalks in front of the Legislative Building are still yet to be poured, but this is the only place that sidewalks are still unfinished.

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The trees in front of the Legislative Plaza have been saved, which is good to see. New planters have been poured around them.

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Unfinished sidewalks are next to large landscaping planters, and areas where brick will go.

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Carson Street has been completely repaved now, a big improvement from our last update where there were still piles of dirt here. The final layer of asphalt has only been laid as far south as Proctor Street, though. Here at Fourth there is still a rough intermediate layer in place.

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Comma Coffee is taking advantage of the extra sidewalk space for some outdoor dining.

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The crosswalk at Third is still being constructed. Concrete and brick have yet to appear on the east side of the street.

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On the west side of the street, however, everything is done and looking good.

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As shown previously, the sidewalk in front of the St Charles Hotel is raised and styled like wood planks.

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On this Sunday a car was taking advantage of one of the new parking spots. Parking on Carson Street, back after 50 years of being forbidden!

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The concrete aprons of the parking spots are designed to be distinct from the asphalt of the roadway.

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New trees have been planted too. Most of them are in the north half of the project, but one has found its way down this far south.

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The crosswalk at Second Street has walls but little else.

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On the west side it is more complete.

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The stretch of road between Second and Musser is going to be heavily landscaped. Here new grass has been planted in front of the Capitol, creating a large green space on both sides of the road. There is no sidewalk outside of the historic Capitol fence. Pedestrians will have to walk through the Capitol grounds.

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Grass has been planted on the west side as well, but here there are sidewalks with wide curved plaza areas. Brick will be going in here as well.

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The crosswalk in front of the Capitol still needs some work.

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However this stretch of sidewalk is finished and has created a nice park-like atmosphere. This is the only place the sidewalk was kept its previous width, to create as much green space as possible.

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Brick was being laid at Carson and Musser.

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North of Musser there is less work being done on the sidewalks themselves; they are pretty much finished. That’s not to say there isn’t still work going on. But it is much more detail-oriented.

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One of the final details going in is the crosswalks. Every crosswalk through downtown is going to look like this when the project is done. Concrete and brick, inlaid into the asphalt of the street.

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The striping has been laid north of Proctor, signaling that the roadbed is finally finished.

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One of the new features of the street is dedicated bike lanes.

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The parking spot in front of Carson Jewelry and Loan is marked as 5-minute drop-off only. Not sure if that was the city’s idea or the store’s.

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The roadbed itself may be done, but work is ongoing on installing the new crosswalks.

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They decided it was easier to lay all the asphalt in one continuous pour, then come back later to cut out the sections where the crosswalks are going to go.

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All the crosswalks at Telegraph and Carson are done, but some of them are still under protective steel plates.

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The bulb-outs at Telegraph are also finished, but still waiting for landscaping.

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These crosswalks look pretty fabulous, and will make it more obvious to traffic where there may be pedestrians crossing the street.

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This crosswalk in front of Cactus Jack’s was closed off some time ago because it proved to be too dangerous. Now with the narrower street they are reopening it.

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This crosswalk at Spear is still being built. The concrete has been poured, now it just needs bricks.

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Steel plates on the street protect the newly-built crosswalks from traffic until the concrete has cured and the bricks have gotten a chance to settle in place.

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I was disappointed to see that some of the trees north of Robinson had been removed. I thought they would save them and create planters around them like was done in front of the Legislative Building. I guess it was not to be.

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New trees are being planted to replace them, however. And some flowers and shrubs are in place in the planters too.

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With the sidewalks and roadbed done on this stretch, attention can now be paid to the landscaping.

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In places where work has not started on the new crosswalks, their location has at least been marked out. All the asphalt between the pink lines will be removed.

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First a concrete frame is poured, then the bricks are laid. Here is another half-finished crosswalk at Ann.

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The west side crosswalks are done along this stretch. This week Carson Street is closed so they can install the new crosswalks across Carson.

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Landscaping, light poles, flower pots and trash cans. This part of the sidewalk looks like it’s all done. Even the construction cones are gone.

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At Sophia the road widens to two lanes again in time to meet up with the untouched road north of William. Even on this part, though, the bike lane remains.

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The trees are starting out small but in the coming decades they will grow to provide shade for future generations, and people will wonder why anyone ever spoke out against this project.

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New flower pots at Carson and William.

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This final crosswalk at William marks the north boundary of the project. On Sunday the asphalt had been marked and cut but was still in place. On Monday I drove by and saw that it had been removed, and they were starting to pour concrete for the crosswalk.

The Nevada Day parade on October 29th has always been the deadline for this project. At first they weren’t sure if all the crosswalks would be done in time, but they are ahead of schedule and feeling more confident. There is still much more work to do, asphalt, concrete, brick and landscaping, but they still have three and a half weeks to get it done. By November 1st we will all be able to enjoy our new downtown. after a decade of anticipation.

More Road Work
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All summer they have been working on building new sidewalks in downtown Carson and narrowing the street. Most of this work has been done while the street was still open to traffic, but there have been a couple of notable exceptions. When they repaved the sections from William to Robinson, and Robinson to Musser, the […]  more...

All summer they have been working on building new sidewalks in downtown Carson and narrowing the street. Most of this work has been done while the street was still open to traffic, but there have been a couple of notable exceptions. When they repaved the sections from William to Robinson, and Robinson to Musser, the street was closed for around 2 days each time so they could bring in the asphalt machines and lay down the pavement. This week, though, the week after Labor Day, they have closed the street for four full days. It’s time to pave the street between Musser and Fifth, and apparently it’s a much bigger job than the other sections.

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The road has been shut down all the way from Robinson to Fifth so they could do this, and it seems to be involving a lot more earth moving than the other sections of the street did. They are doing a lot of grading, moving and hauling away dirt. On Wednesday crews were busy at work on nearly the entire stretch, with lots of heavy equipment disturbing the dirt.

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The sidewalks on the east side of the street haven’t even been started on this part of the road. If they do it like they did the others, they will pour the curbs and put pavement up to them, and then do the rest of the work of building the sidewalks on this side after the road has reopened to traffic.

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I don’t even see them beginning to work on the curbs on this side of the road, though. They are still grading the dirt away to the correct elevation.

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Fire hydrants are being installed, connecting to the new water lines that were installed earlier this spring.

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On the west side of the street, sidewalk construction is well underway. Here at Fifth Street they are just beginning to pour the curbs, but as you go north they are more finished.

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This tree at Fourth Street is staying put and the sidewalk is being poured around it.

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In front of the St. Charles Hotel the sidewalks are already done.

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They have done a terraced effect here, with stamped concrete simulating a wooden boardwalk next to the building, and then a couple of steps down to more traditional sidewalk out by the street.

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Sidewalks north of Third are all done.

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The Kit Carson medallions have been placed back in the new concrete.

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Between Musser and Second large swaths of landscaping will be added, narrowing the sidewalks but creating more of a park-like atmosphere to match the Capitol grounds across the street.

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The same decorative bulge that is found in front of the State Museum can be found here across from the Capitol.

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Parts of the side streets are being torn out and repaved too.

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The finished sidewalks north of Musser look much like the other sidewalks we’ve look at previously.

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Bike racks have been installed along the sidewalk.

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The pull-in parking areas can be found through much of downtown now, though they have scaled it back to far fewer spots than they were talking about a few years ago.

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Here in front of Carson Jewelry and Loan they have put in some really nice brickwork. Nowhere else downtown can anything this intricate be found. Businesses downtown are remaining open even with the street closed.

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The bulb-outs at Telegraph are finished and looking good.

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The Horseshoe Club needs a new owner and a major facelift, but the sidewalk looks nice.

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Some of the brickwork on the east side sidewalks are not finished, but that’s just another symptom of the east side sidewalks lagging behind the corresponding sidewalks on the west side.

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The tilework in front of the Sweetland Building was preserved when the new sidewalk was put in.

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In front of City Hall the concrete looks pretty fresh. I would say this had been poured in the last 24 hours.

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By the end of the week this is supposed to be a paved street, open to traffic once more. Looks like they have a lot of work to go before they can get there! But they do seem to be on track to have the bulk of the work done by Nevada Day. As summer turns to fall we’ll continue to keep an eye on the progress.

Bob McFadden Plaza Is Finished
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After months of construction, the first part of the downtown Carson City rebirth project is open. The grand opening for the Bob McFadden Plaza was held this morning, and a celebration, with craft booths and a concert, is happening all day. This public plaza replaces Third Street between Carson and Curry, ripping out the old […]  more...

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After months of construction, the first part of the downtown Carson City rebirth project is open. The grand opening for the Bob McFadden Plaza was held this morning, and a celebration, with craft booths and a concert, is happening all day. This public plaza replaces Third Street between Carson and Curry, ripping out the old asphalt and parking spaces for concrete, planters, a stage and a splash pad. It takes a part of town that has been slowly improving over the last 20 years and makes it into a true heart of downtown, a public area that is going to be used for decades to come.

The plaza is named after Bob McFadden, who first remodeled the St. Charles Hotel in the 1990s, kicking off this Third Street revitalization. We’ve been watching the construction of this plaza for most of the year now, so let’s take a tour and see what the finished product looks like.

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Where once there was a street, now there is an open air area for the public to gather.

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Recycle bins and compacting trash cans have been installed by Waste Management.

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The new stage includes a metal canopy and steps leading up the front of the stage, as well as a wheelchair/equipment ramp in the back.

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A wide expanse of brick and concrete replaces the old street, with new light poles and landscaping lining the edges.

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The splash pad in the shadow of the St. Charles provides kids (and some adults) with a place to play and cool off in the summer sun. When not in use, the fountain fades into the concrete and this area is just another part of the plaza

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New siding has been put up on the buildings on the north side of the plaza. The metal shingles apparently were rescued from Stewart Indian School and are over 100 years old.

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Several new planters provide landscaping and shade along the edge of the plaza.

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The Pony Express monument has been relocated to this planter in front of Mom and Pops, from its old location on the street corner nearby.

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The Firkin and Fox outdoor patio has been rebuilt and integrated as part of the plaza, while still remaining separate through the use of landscaping and a low wall.

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Looks like the splash pad overflows a little, into the center of the plaza. But the sidewalk here was designed with drainage in mind.

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I think this is an excellent addition to downtown Carson City, and it’s just a small hint of what awaits us along the rest of the Carson Street corridor when the remaining construction is finished this fall. Everything is turning out as great as I imagined it would. It’s exciting to see these changes finally happening after 10+ years of planning!

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Third Street Plaza Construction
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The Bob McFadden Plaza is set to open in 2 weeks, so it’s good to see them making quick progress on it. This project has permanently closed Third Street between Carson and Curry to convert it into a public plaza, and it includes a dedicated stage for the Friday night concerts they usually have here […]  more...

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The Bob McFadden Plaza is set to open in 2 weeks, so it’s good to see them making quick progress on it. This project has permanently closed Third Street between Carson and Curry to convert it into a public plaza, and it includes a dedicated stage for the Friday night concerts they usually have here during the summer.

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Another feature is the splash pad, seen here in the shadow of the St Charles Hotel. A splash pad is basically a water fountain that kids (and adults) can run and play in, which becomes just another part of the sidewalk when the water is turned off.

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Most of the curbs and planters are finished. A low wall, matching the landscaping walls they are putting along Carson Street, separates the Firkin and Fox outdoor patio from the rest of the plaza.

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The sidewalks have already been poured along the buildings on the north side of the plaza. Visitors to these businesses, including Mom and Pops and Bella Fiore, have had to dodge construction walls for months now.

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It looks like the shops here are getting a facelift as well. New decorative rock is slated to go in on the walls.

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One tree was saved, it looks like. The others along here didn’t make it. But lots of new trees are going into the new planters.

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The concrete for the stage is all done but now they have to go vertical.

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The new Firkin and Fox patio was one of the first parts of the project finished, so that the restaurant could get back to normal operation quickly.

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The way I understand how splash pads work, the water jets are supposed to be flat on the sidewalk. I’m hoping these pipes are just sticking up because it’s unfinished and things will be different when it’s all done.

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The concrete in front of the stage has been poured. They have quite a bit more to pour over the next 2 weeks!

They are making quick progress here. The next 2 pictures are from exactly one week ago, and show how much concrete work has been done in 7 days. The pressure is on now! There’s a grand opening concert scheduled for July 30th. Looks like they’re on track to be done by then if they keep up this pace.

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308 N. Curry
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Years ago I identified the Citibank building at 308 N. Curry as one of Carson City’s worst eyesores. Not that there weren’t uglier buildings around town, but its location at Curry and Telegraph, right in the middle of downtown and the historic district, was a particular affront. I called it out in 2007 as something […]  more...

Years ago I identified the Citibank building at 308 N. Curry as one of Carson City’s worst eyesores. Not that there weren’t uglier buildings around town, but its location at Curry and Telegraph, right in the middle of downtown and the historic district, was a particular affront. I called it out in 2007 as something that was particularly in need of renovation, and in 2008 I echoed the call of others to tear it down and build something better on the site. But that was before the economic downturn, which put a lot of potential projects on hold, and so the old Citibank had sat neglected and forgotten ever since then.

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Until this year. Last year the plans to renovate the building saw new life. The Hop and Mae Adams Foundation started getting serious about remodeling it to include retail, residential and office space. Work started to strip the 50-year-old structure down to its bones, but the more they tore into it the more problems they ran into. Finally they made the decision that renovation was too much trouble, and it was time to tear it down instead. So in January they did just that.

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Ever since January the site has sat empty. The basement of the building is still there, and the foundation, but the walls were demolished down to ground level. A groundbreaking was held last month, and concept art has been released, showing what the new building is going to look like. It sounds like they are committed to seeing this project through, so hopefully construction will start soon, and this corner can finally contribute to the beauty of Carson City.

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More Sidewalks
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I got out this weekend to look at how they’re coming with the sidewalks downtown. The sidewalks north of Robinson are basically done, so let’s look a bit south, between Robinson and Musser. Here the sidewalks are in varying stages of doneness, from dirt and pouring curbs to creating the landscaping walls to being just […]  more...

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I got out this weekend to look at how they’re coming with the sidewalks downtown. The sidewalks north of Robinson are basically done, so let’s look a bit south, between Robinson and Musser. Here the sidewalks are in varying stages of doneness, from dirt and pouring curbs to creating the landscaping walls to being just about finished.

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Near Musser the curbs and gutters haven’t even been poured yet, the dirt is just being prepped.

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Further north between Proctor and Spear the curbs and gutters are in, and at some corners the landscaping walls are going up.

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They are doing extra special work at Telegraph and Carson, with larger bulb-out sidewalks and walls creating a distinctive corner.

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They are also putting bulb-outs at Carson and Spear. Probably all of these minor side streets along this stretch will end up having them, since the streets are one-way anyway.

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This tree seems like it is being saved as the sidewalk takes shape around it.

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And here between Robinson and Spear we have the first finished parking spot. On-street parking coming back to Carson Street has been a component of this project since it was first dreamed up over a dozen years ago. The plan has changed over the years, though, as the idea of people blocking traffic as they tried to parallel park seemed to cause more problems than it solved. They worked around this by making the parking spaces longer, so they could be pull-in-pull-out spots. They also reduced the number of spots to make more room for landscaping. The end result is that there’s not very much on-street parking on Carson Street at all, only a couple dozen spots along the whole stretch. The parking will look like this, concrete aprons to make it distinctive from the road. The curbs are angled to allow cars to just pull in and pull out, and this spot looks like it can probably hold 2 cars. And even where there’s a parking spot, the sidewalks are still wider than they used to be before construction started.

They keep on going, and we should see the sidewalks along this part of the road coming together quickly this month.

Penguin Burger Then and Now
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1990s It seems like every small town has the local hangout, the place where kids and adults alike can go, grab something to eat, and kill some time with friends. 20th century Carson City had a few contenders for the title – the Pine Cone Cafe and Carousel Drive-In among them. But probably the winner, and […]  more...


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It seems like every small town has the local hangout, the place where kids and adults alike can go, grab something to eat, and kill some time with friends. 20th century Carson City had a few contenders for the title – the Pine Cone Cafe and Carousel Drive-In among them. But probably the winner, and the one still most fondly remembered today, is the Penguin Burger.


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The Penguin was located at the corner of Carson and Sophia. As the sign says, they served burgers, tacos, hot dogs, and a variety of ice cream. In a town that was increasingly being dominated by fast food chains, the Penguin stood out as serving excellent food made with local recipes and fresh ingredients. Facebook is full of reminisces about the Penguin, and everyone remembers it as having the best burgers, the best tacos, the best ice cream.

The Penguin has a long history on this corner, before it was even called by that name.  A newspaper article claims it first opened in 1952 as a Dairy Queen. Later Dairy Queen moved south to the corner of Fifth and Carson and this place was rechristened the Dairy Kone. They even repurposed the Dairy Queen sign, attaching a piece of sheet metal with the word “Kone” to the old sign. As the Dairy Kone it shows up in the background of several other old pictures of that part of town. In one undated photo it even looks abandoned. Sometime later, not sure what year but probably in the late 60s or very early 70s, it was rechristened as the Penguin, and the same old sign was repurposed again. They kept the giant ice cream cone on the roof but replaced the one on the sign with the Penguin mascot.

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But nothing lasts forever. In 1997 the Penguin closed for good. There were hopes of someone else picking up the building and reopening, but those were dashed when the building was torn down and paved over a couple of years later. Still to this day that corner remains as nothing more than overflow parking for the gas station next door. Occasionally you’ll see a food truck parked on the corner, but mostly driving by just brings fond memories and sadness for what was lost.

In the summer of 2016 that corner is full of cones of a different sort, construction cones as new sidewalks are put in and the street repaved. Rumors abound on Facebook that the owners of the AM/PM want to capitalize on the nostalgia and are planning on rebuilding the Penguin, but it’s hard to tell if that’s just wishful thinking. For now all we have are 20-year-old memories of a neon penguin beckoning us to a place we can never again visit.

Penguin Then and Now

Downtown Sidewalks and Paving
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In my last look at the construction happening downtown, I finished by saying that they needed to pick up the pace if they expected to finish the entire road in less than 5 months. Well after I said that they indeed did pick up the pace! At that point the new sidewalks only stretched from […]  more...

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In my last look at the construction happening downtown, I finished by saying that they needed to pick up the pace if they expected to finish the entire road in less than 5 months. Well after I said that they indeed did pick up the pace! At that point the new sidewalks only stretched from William to Robinson, and only on one side of the street.  In the three weeks since then they not only dug up and built the sidewalks on the opposite side of the street, they put down new pavement all the way from William to Robinson as well. Plus they have begun building the sidewalks south of Robinson. The month of June has been very productive, and I’m feeling better about the prospects of them hitting their deadline. Let’s take a look.

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The biggest news is the newly paved street. This stretch of Carson was closed for three days while they tore out the old asphalt, regraded the streets, and laid down a new layer of fresh asphalt. They are going to put down 2 layers of asphalt in total, and only the first one is done for now. I assume they’re saving the final layer for when the road is all done, and they’ll lay it down in one big job. So for now the road surface looks a little rough but the finished pavement should look much better.2016-06-26 016

The other big news is the sidewalk on the east side of the street. They have made quick work of this, completely tearing out the old and laying down the new in only about 2 weeks. It’s not finished yet, there are still decorative bricks to install on some of the corners, and south of Ann the sidewalks themselves are still under construction. Only the curbs were in place to allow the asphalt to be laid down.

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Sidewalks are still being constructed in front of the Children’s Museum.

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The new pavement is in place even where the sidewalks are still dirt.

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They are preserving the trees along this part of the street, even in the middle of all the construction. This is good to see. New trees and bushes are part of the plan for all the landscaping planters along the street, but it’s still good to see that they’re not tearing out tress that don’t need to be removed.

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South of Robinson sidewalk construction has begun, but only on the west side of the street.

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North of Robinson the sidewalks along the west side of the street are completely finished, though this corner at the State Museum is still roped off. It must still be curing.

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The sidewalk bulges out at the State Museum as a way of integrating it with the public plaza that is already here.

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Past the museum the sidewalks are open to foot traffic, with only a few cones here and there to remind you that this is still an active construction zone.

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The landscaping will be one of the last things done in the project, but already the light poles have been installed along the finished part of the sidewalk.

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There’s now 4 months until Nevada Day, but with how much they’ve managed to get done in the last 3 weeks I think they’re right on track to get everything finished on time!

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