Our Board of Supervisors found themselves this morning debating over what kind of lettering to adorn the main pavilion at Mills Park. The debate among the Supervisors was somewhat split – two supervisors wanted 36″ lettering contending 48″ letters are too big. Those who wanted 48″ lettering deemed 36″ to be too small. In the end the supervisors settled on the 48″ ‘er. So city parks staff have their orders – 48″ it is.
The Supervisors also got an update from city staff on the progress being made to build highrise affordable housing on Butti Road between Airport and Fairview. The designers and contractors will get down to the strategic details on what kind of materials to work with and the overall “look” of the place. One advantage of the project is that ground-floor apartments will be on the ground floor. But tenants will start enjoying distant views, including the Sierra Nevada to the west. You can bet that many folks and families will be competing for one of the 160 apartments that will eventually help relieve Carson City’s tight housing market. And word has it this project is only the start of getting Carson residents paying reasonable rents rather than what we see today.