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 107,000 new residents over the next 20 years. We invite everyone to participate in the update to help decide the future of our Region!
Download the 2019 Truckee Meadows
Regional Plan Draft Below
We are interested to know what you think about the new Regional Plan draft. Please use the comment box below to provide us any feedback you would like to share. If you have extensive comments or want to discuss the Plan in more detail please consider participating in the engagement opportunities as shown to the right or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regional Plan Update Engagement Timeline
TMRPA is committed to engaging the public in this final phase of the new 2019 Regional Plan adoption process. Check out the schedule below for opportunities to engage or contact us at 775.321.8385 or email email@example.com to learn more.
Lunch and Learn
- August 28, 2019 – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm: RTC Building 1105 Terminal Way, 1st floor conference room, Reno, NV 89502
- September 4, 2019 – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm : RTC Building 1105 Terminal Way, 1st floor conference room, Reno, NV 89502
- September 5, 2019 – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm: RTC Building 1105 Terminal Way, 1st floor conference room, Reno, NV 89502
Jurisdictional Planning Commission Meetings
- September 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm (Washoe County Planning Commission): Washoe County Commission Chambers, 1001 East Ninth Street, Reno, NV 89512
- September 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm (Reno Planning Commission): City Council Chambers at City Hall, 1 East First Street, Reno, NV 89501
- September 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm (Sparks Planning Commission): City of Sparks Council Chambers, Legislative Building, 745 4th Street, Sparks, NV 89431
Regional Planning Commission Meeting
(opportunity for public comment)
- September 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm: Washoe County Commission Chambers, 1001 East Ninth Street, Reno, NV 89512
- September 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm : Discovery Museum Collaboratory, 490 S. Center Street, Reno, NV 89501
Regional Planning Commission Review Meetings
(opportunity for public comment)
- September 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm : Washoe County Commission Chambers, 1001 East Ninth Street, Reno, NV 89512
- September 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm: City of Sparks Council Chambers, Legislative Building, 745 4th Street, Sparks, NV 89431
- September 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm: Marvin Picollo School, 900 Foothill Rd, Reno, NV 89511
Regional Planning Governing Board Meeting – Possible adoption of 2019 Regional Plan
(opportunity for public comment)
- October 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm: Washoe County Commission Chambers, 1001 East Ninth Street, Reno, NV 89512
*We will also be presenting to different organizations at a variety of meetings in the community throughout the review period until adoption of the new plan
2019 Regional Plan Infographic
Regional Land Designations Online Viewer
Check out our Regional Land Designations Online Map below.
Story Maps: Scenario Planning
- Check out our Story Map below highlighting our scenario planning efforts as part of the Regional Plan Update
Take a look at TMRPA’s May 30th, 2019 update presentation for the 2019 Regional Plan for the APA Luncheon. There is a brief overview of the timeline and process, followed by scenario modeling and survey results, then wrapped up with our draft policies.
Our December 5th, 2018 Community Conversation at the Discovery Museum was a huge success! Check out our presentation about the Regional Plan Update regarding scenarios and where we are at so far in the update process.
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.