Letters to the editor for Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Opportunities to spruce up downtown Carson City exist

The closure of the Horseshoe Club is bad news for its employees, but may be good news if a buyer either renovates the exterior (seriously, T1-11 siding on our most visible street?), and it remains a casino or redevelops the property into some higher use.

The renovation of the Citibank building, a reopened Ormsby House, and a renovated Jack’s Bar (a gigantic black mark right across from the Legislature — at this point it looks like we’ll all die of old age before this important building is saved) would go a long way toward making downtown more presentable.

I’m also hoping the state will finally tear down the Kincaid building, do something with the old Boys & Girls Clubs property between Stewart and Roop (like give it to the city or sell it so it can generate city tax revenue), and do something — anything — with the old National Guard property on South Carson Street.

The city seems serious about tackling the visual corridors, but getting a little help from some private owners and the state could make a big difference.

Maybe our new Assembly person will successfully fight for state money to solve some of the state-owned blight as well as being the champion Western Nevada College deserves.

Peter Starren

Carson City


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