Apartments being added to Carson City’s Lompa Ranch development plans
CARSON CITY — Ryder Homes is adding apartments to its construction plans at Lompa Ranch.
The home builder received approval earlier this year for 189 single-family homes on 44.5 acres on the former 251-acre ranch located south of Robinson Street, east of Saliman Road, and north of 5th Street.
Now, the company says it has purchased an adjacent 17.5 acres zoned for multifamily development where it plans to build 350 apartment units, according to Steve Thomsen, general manager.
Ryder Homes plans to begin construction on both the houses and apartments early next year.
The apartment complex will consist of three-story buildings each with 12 units, Thomsen said.
The apartments will include attached garages, a unique feature, he said, and be similar to apartments the company built in Reno at Village at Arrowcreek.
The 60-year-old home builder has developments in Reno, Sparks and Northern California, including Napa, Corte Madera and Petaluma.
Plans for the Carson City apartments have to go through a major product review process with the city planning department and haven’t yet been submitted, said Hope Sullivan, planning manager.
A tentative map for the 189 homes Ryder Homes plans to build was approved earlier this year by the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors.
At the time, the board encouraged the Lompa Ranch developer, Blackstone Development Group Inc., to work with the Carson City School District to find ways to help it build a new elementary school to accommodate the development.
Lompa Ranch includes 10 acres set aside for a school, but CCSD says it has bonding capacity to cover only construction and not the land purchase.
Ryder Homes’ Thomsen said representatives from CCSD, Blackstone and the builder met last week to begin talking about options to fund the land sale.
In addition to the Ryder Homes’ houses, another development of 155 single-family homes for Lompa Ranch has been submitted for conceptual review with the city, said Michael Railey, partner, Rubicon Design Group, representing Blackstone, after the March supervisors meeting.
Reno-based design firm MBA Architecture and Design is assisting on the $47 million Caesars Entertainment project in downtown Reno.