Reno's Midtown District $80-million refurbish is ahead of schedule. 

The Regional Transportation Commission is transforming Virginia Street with construction of the Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project.

The fast-tracking of the Virginia Street Project is one of the few bright spots from the COVID-19 closures.

The Midtown Reno portion of the Virginia Street Project is now looking at a possible August 2020 completion date.

Located just south of the heart of downtown Reno, this less-than-five-square-mile section of town has endured quite a transformation within the past ten years. What started as one of the most dilapidated, unkempt chunks of town that you quite frankly just didn't want to be in, has transformed into a top-tier shopping, dining and cultural experience.

This change of face was long overdue, and whole-heartedly embraced by the Reno community in just about every regard. This once-neglected portion of town turned a new leaf after a series of entrepreneurs breathed life into multi-decade-old brick buildings, turning this neighborhood into a unique cultural experiences a lot of other metro areas simply don't have.

Instead of tearing down an old, unused section of town, this ambitious collection of artists and small business owners took over and transformed the neighborhood with an artisan-type of approach. Anyone who spends time in the Midtown District will find a pleasant convergence of modern, west-coast mentality with a 'do it yourself' Nevada vibe.

In the Midtown District, it's not just business owners who helped make positive change in this area of town. Pay attention to the vibrant array of spectacular murals found throughout the area. Visiting and local artists have contributed to what's considered to be the largest collection of public art per capita in the United States - all found in Midtown Reno.

The mural scene, in conjunction with an incredible locally-owned record store, amazing food and craft cocktails, multitude of art galleries, top-notch spa services and clothing boutiques are what makes Reno's Midtown District a foolproof Nevada outing.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County and local construction firm Sierra Nevada Construction are transforming Virginia Street with construction of the Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project in Midtown Reno. 

This will create connectivity between Midtown Reno and the University of Nevada, Reno, and will support economic development, enhance safety, and improve livability in the corridor.

The Reno Midtown District is SO VERY excited about the wonderful changes that are occurring in our area! We know this project will leave Midtown even more awesome and accessible than it has ever been.  

A visit to the Biggest Little City in the World would not be complete without an afternoon spent exploring Reno's Midtown District!

Kelly Richmond