Street abandonment, parking garage approved |

Street abandonment, parking garage approved

Jim Scripps

Pending approval from city supervisors, Seventh Street between Carson and Curry streets will become part of an extended parking lot to the south of a remodeled Ormsby House.

Carson City’s planning commissioners approved the request from Ormsby House owners to abandon that portion of street as part of a plan to improve the casino and reduce traffic problems in that section of town.

To the south, Carson Station received approval for its plans to build a parking garage across Curry Street from the existing casino. That plan also has to be approved by city supervisors.

The parking garage plan required a compromise whereby the city agreed to abandon 8 feet of right-of-way on Eighth Street, and three feet on Curry.

Palmer and Lauder Engineering, a contractor on the project, had requested 10 feet of abandonment on each side, but city staff objected, and formulated the compromise.

Construction of the four-story parking garage was also preliminary approved. It will encroach on a portion of West Ninth Street which was approved for abandonment last month. Metcalf Builders is handling the project.