Apple wants to buy up half a city block in Reno, Nevada


Apple helped turn Reno, Nevada, into a booming city.
Apple wants a new purchasing and receiving facility.
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Apple plans to purchase half a city block in downtown Reno, Nevada, to build a new 30,000-square-foot facility, according to city records.

The Reno City Council will discuss the proposal this week at its Wednesday meeting. Discussions concerning Apple taking over the property date back as far as 2012.

The site of Apple’s new potential Reno investment.
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As per Reno’s My News 4, “A filing from an assistant city attorney states that Reno and Urban Development have a reimbursement agreement to allow Apple to buy the land. The agreement would have Apple getting sales tax reimbursements through Urban Development for the cost of buying and adding to projects in the city’s Téssera district.”

The new development will be used by Apple for a “purchasing and receiving” center.

If this goes ahead, it won’t be Apple’s first development in Reno. The company runs a data center in Reno Technology Park, which it has been continuously working to expand. A report we published last year suggests that Apple’s total land holdings in Reno at the time included a total of 14 buildings amounting to 412,000 square feet.

At the time, we noted that number was set to double. The proposed new 30,000-square-foot facility would add yet more Apple-owned real estate in the area.

Last week, Apple updated its website to boast about creating 2 million jobs around the United States. The company singled out Reno as a city where it holds key investments.