The City’s Comprehensive Master Plan identifies three Future Development Areas and limits the development of these areas until after an Area Plan is adopted for each. The Southwest Fernley Area Plan would cover the area generally located south of the Truckee Canal and west of US 95A.
The City is currently experiencing a surge of development with an increasing interest in the Future Development Areas. With over 11,000 acres, this area has the highest potential for future development. However, infrastructure, drainage, and transportation remain as some of the larger constraints that will need to be addressed. Also, the Truckee Canal and an identified flood zone create challenges for future development in this area if not addressed collectively. Major transportation routes are limited to US 95A/US50A, which currently has traffic issues and is controlled by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT). New transportation routes, including secondary access over the Truckee Canal will need to be addressed cumulatively in order to adequately serve future development in this area. The airport and race track are located in the southern portion of this area, which could create the potential for additional employment and commercial uses. However, as outlined in both the Comprehensive Master Plan and the City’s Development Code, an Area Plan must be in place before the City can allow any significant development in this area.
The Southwest Fernley Area Plan will include:
Transportation and Traffic (Roadways, Bike and Pedestrian Connectivity, Future Transit Opportunities, Park and Ride Lots)
Land Use and Zoning
Flooding and Regional Drainage Facilities
Community Infrastructure (Water, Sewer, Wastewater, Reclaimed Water)