The Truckee Meadows Regional Plan provides the framework for growth in our region for the next 20 years. It directs where growth will occur, identifies development constrained areas that are not suitable for future development, sets priorities for infrastructure development and addresses natural resource management. The Regional Plan is also designed to coordinate provision of services and capital improvements, as well as foster collaboration among the local governments and affected entities in the region. The Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency (TMRPA) is embarking on an effort to update the Truckee Meadows Regional Plan. The Regional Plan Update gives us a chance to envision and shape the future of the Truckee Meadows, which is expected to grow by approximately 120,000 new residents over the next 20 years. We invite everyone to participate in the update to help decide the future of our Region!
Regional Plan Update Newsletter:
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Newsletter #1 – September 20, 2017
Newsletter #2 – December 18, 2017
Check out our background video on TMRPA that we will be showing at various public meetings to help inform the community during our Regional Plan Update.
See our very own Nate Kusha on The Road Ahead with RTC: TMRPA Asks for Input on the Regional Plan Update. Another opportunity to inform the public of our efforts to engage with the community to the fullest extent.
TMRPA has already received public input from two flashvote surveys. See the results by clicking the links below.
Survey 1: Click here to see the results from our regional planning growth survey from February 2017.
Survey 2: Click here to see the results from our regional planning vision survey from May 2017.
This report seeks to describe items that have been completed regarding the Regional Plan Update, as well as implications from each of the tasks.
TMRPA is in the process of engaging the community and providing an outlet for residents throughout Washoe County to participate in the plans, policies, and programs of the Regional Plan Update.
The 2012 Truckee Meadows Regional Plan (Regional Plan) provides a blueprint for development in Washoe County over the next 20 years. The Regional Plan directs where growth will occur, identifies development constrained areas that are not suitable for future development, sets priorities for infrastructure development and addresses natural resource management. The Plan also coordinates provision of services and capital improvements from the local governments and affected entities in the region.
Truckee Meadows Industrial Land Needs Analysis (ILNA), Completed December 2013
The ILNA is a collaborative effort of the Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency (TMRPA), Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), Western Regional Water Commission (WRWC) and Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), supporting regional economic development efforts aimed at identifying target industries that will bring job growth to Northern Nevada. The vision for economic development in Northern Nevada, including the Truckee Meadows Region, calls for the creation of a vibrant, innovative, and sustainable economy, in part by achieving growth in target industries (e.g., advanced logistics, advanced manufacturing, and clean energy) that need industrial land. This study proactively connects economic development efforts with long-range planning by identifying the characteristics of land (e.g., site size or access to infrastructure) needed by these growth industries, the current supply of industrial land and demand for industrial land over the next 20 years.
Truckee Meadows Housing Study, Completed December 2016
The Truckee Meadows Housing Study represents the collaborative effort of many partners in understanding current housing conditions and future housing needs in our community. This study provides a clear picture of the current housing stock, and where housing is planned for the future. The data also shows that where development is located can greatly impact the cost to provide regional services and infrastructure.
The City of Reno Master Plan is an evolving, long-term planning document that provides a vision for the built environment of the city. It guides the appropriate use of lands in order to protect the quality of life for citizens and promote efficient provision of services.
The Comprehensive Plan serves as the “big picture” policy document to guide City decisions for making Sparks a place where people want to live, work, and play. Think of it as a blueprint for how and where Sparks should grow. Public officials, including the City Council, the Planning Commission and City staff will consult this document. The Comprehensive Plan objective creates a document that is user-friendly and not intimidating for city employees or citizens to pick-up and use or understand, and as a result is consulted and implemented.
The Master Plan is used to determine the most desirable location of each type of development. The plan has policies and maps designated to define development suitability and conserve natural resources (e.g. protect critical environmental areas, define water resources, enhance visual and scenic corridors, etc.). It also includes growth forecasts as well as policies and maps reflecting desires related to land uses and transportation. Finally, the Master Plan has standards and maps to guide provision of public services and facilities. The public services and facilities are implemented through the Capital Improvements Program.
Describes the contents that state law requires to be in the comprehensive regional plan.