Parklets part of revitalization of Reno’s Riverwalk District

RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) — The second parklet in Reno opened today, which is meant to bring the community together by offering an outdoor seating and working space.  The co-founder of the Parklet Project, Nellie Davis, hopes that it’s the first project for the Roff Way alley.

“It’s really important to create social vibrancy in a neighborhood in order to revitalize it so what we wanted to do was create a public setting that people could do that in, it’s a little bit more welcoming,” said Davis.

Tonight was the open house for the newly renovated Startup Row, which is a place for tech companies to go who are just starting out.  It is located on Roff Way in the Arlington Towers.  Right now, the Startup companies have been spread out across downtown, and this will hopefully bring them all together.

“So, we believe that this expansion is going to foster and help feed the flame, if you will, or stoke the flame, and make it even more of a place downtown now where Startups can locate,” said Vincent Griffith, the President of Reno Engineering Corporation.

The entire alley way is hoping to get a completely new face by this upcoming spring.  “I think it’s very important for engagement, you know, to have these projects built, but also for the community to support them in order for them to be long standing,” said Davis.

Originally Posted on News Channel 4 Reno