Carson City’s proposed apartment project on Curry
April 22, 2015
Downtown Carson City apartments are planned for a third-floor addition atop the former Citibank building on Curry Street, as are a couple of more units with new garages there.
Announcement of the proposed 10 apartment units came from Miya MacKenzie, the Hop and Mae Adams Foundation local contact, and was accompanied Tuesday by an artist's rendering of how the three-story structure and garages would appear after the former bank building's rehabilitation. Tho newly constructed garage units and two of the apartments would go to the west on the parking lot.
"We are in the process of applying for review and approval by both the Historic Resources Commission and the Planning Commission," said MacKenzie. The bank building, which had been vacant for years, was purchased by the foundation headed by Steve Neighbors. The interior has since been gutted and awaited final decisions on design for renovation.
The ground level will be converted into space for commercial outlets, such as retail shops, and the second floor will become offices, according to MacKenzie, who also gave details of the new housing aspects.
She said two of the apartments will have three bedrooms with 2.5 baths, lofts and roof top garden balconies. They will be 1,700 feet each.
One unit will be a two-story apartment with two master suites, attached garage, a den and library at 2,000 square feet. Seven apartment units will have two bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms and will be 1,000 to 1,200 square feet.
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According to MacKenzie, all of them will have balconies, washer/dryer combinations, full-sized kitchens with pantries and a breakfast bar, and large master suites with walk-in closets. Also featured are vaulted ceilings. Most will have gas fireplaces and double ovens. Residents of the eight apartments on the third-floor level will use a private elevator.
MacKenzie said there are 10 single car garages, some featuring oversized length.
"The proposed design of the building is in keeping with the preferred design from our public charrette we held last year," MacKenzie said as she transmitted the architectural rendering. The charrette at that time envisioned retaining a two-story structure and gave choices between a modern or historic look.
MacKenzie, who said the architect is Rob Darney, added this: "The attached rendering is the look that was the overwhelming preference for the design of this building."