INNOVATION – LEADING EDGE
The West 2nd District is embracing the future of design, engineering, construction, sustainability, connectivity — basically, all the things that work together to make a community thrive and its inhabitants happy. The District is designed to make life easier, greener, safer, and flat-out more amazing.
INNOVATION – DESIGN
We believe development has a higher purpose than simply creating spaces for living and working. We think it has the power to profoundly advance the well-being of countless many.
Weʼre not here to simply erect structures and broker real estate. Weʼre here to engineer empathy, build opportunity, and create bold new definitions of social, cultural, educational, and environmental prosperity. Weʼre here to invest in that unique brand of the infrastructure known as humanity.
We can’t think of any greater good — and we’re honored to share our heart and soul with Reno.
INNOVATION – ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION
What’s in a building, exactly? Walls, floors, drywall and I-beams, certainly.
But we’re thinking beyond those physical components. Because what’s in a building when you get right down to it? People.
Thatʼs why weʼre thinking way outside the status-quo stucco box, partnering with global building and engineering leaders, giving their hard-earned expertise a welcome home in Reno. And these collaborations mean that West 2nd is ambitious and grounded, a place of learning and evolving, a space for history and Reno’s future.
These are buildings built for the people inside. And we’re honored to be building them with Reno in mind.
INNOVATION – SUSTAINABILITY
The West 2nd District is a neighborhood that embraces Nature as a valued partner. One that shows reverence to every citizen, regardless of economic means, by listening to their views and needs and dreams and factoring them all into the hard math of sustainable community creation. One that’s ecologically restorative, economically invigorating, socially just, and culturally fertile. A place for balance and wisdom to call home.
Organic Water Reclamation Machine
Here in the high desert, water is a precious commodity. And thanks to our partnership with Glumac, a recognized leader in sustainable design, we’re pleased to introduce a breakthrough technology that will enable us to be better stewards of our water. Based on the principles of wetland ecology, this patented wastewater treatment system mimics nature’s own cleansing processes, utilizing plants and organisms through its progressive filtration stages.
Central Utility Plant
As a result of our partnership with Southland Energy, the entire West 2nd District will enjoy the shared efficiencies of central heating and cooling. This system produces steam, chilled water and hot water at our central plant and distributes it via underground pipes throughout the District. The water is then returned to the plant where it’s re-heated or re-chilled and then recirculated through the network. Central plants are an estimated 30 percent more efficient than other systems, eliminating the need to build and maintain multiple individual facilities and reducing capital and maintenance costs.
Views looking South and West across Arlington Avenue and the ReTRAC corridor.
INNOVATION – TECHNOLOGY
The West 2nd District is the new frontier of security, efficiency, and convenience. Here, some the world’s most sophisticated systems are integrated to deliver revolutionary peace of mind, speed, savings, and reliability. These are but a few:
Gigabit Fiber Service to every address
By delivering 1GB symmetrical internet, television, and phone service to every residence, business, and common area in the District, we’re joining the smart city revolution, redefining what it means to stay connected in downtown Reno.
Automated Building Management & Analytics Solutions
In every one of its residential, retail, and commercial buildings, the West 2nd District integrates world-leading systems for intelligent building automation and the reduction of energy consumption. These are systems that maximize both functionality and convenience.
Proactive Security Systems
Safety and security are essential to daily life. Thanks to partnerships with multiple high-level technology providers, the District features proactive systems that ensure the fastest possible communications with first responders during times of crisis.
Working in concert with the UNR Seismic Sensor Laboratory and Miyamoto Earthquake + Structural Engineers, the District represent the forefront of earthquake preparedness, yielding early-warning capabilities far and above what our area has previously known.