Want to get into the new Truckee Railyard homes? You’ll have to wait a little longer
August 1, 2017
Change is the only constant, and Truckee residents as well as visitors should expect to see lots of it soon.
The real estate company Dickson Realty announced on July 27 that it had been selected by Holliday Development to sell the 46 market-rate residential units in the soon-to-be-built Railyard in downtown Truckee.
"The focus is how do we create a really vibrant walkable community?" said Dickson Realty Co-Owner Kane Schaller.
The three-phase, 75-acre project is planned for the old railyard property just east of downtown Truckee, where crews have recently broken ground following more than a decade of planning.
The first phase of development is expected to include eight commercial units, a movie theater and performing arts center, a brewpub restaurant, a Nugget Market grocery store, and space for the Truckee Artist Lofts affordable housing development in addition to the 46 market-rate homes.
Schaller said that although a lot of work must be completed before structures can be built, like moving the old railroad tracks and some extensive cleanup efforts, he's excited to be part of the project.
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He said that the current design for the market rate homes will be one-level units utilized by both Truckee residents and second-homeowners.
Schaller said that since the units will be centrally located with many amenities within walking distance, they're envisioning design concepts that support "a simpler life where you don't have to have huge square footage."
"It's looking like the majority of them will have decking and several of them will have a view corridor," he said.
The mixed-used retail and residential space at 9932 Donner Pass Road in downtown Truckee, which was also created by Holliday Development, is similar to what's being envisioned for the Railyard, Schaller said.
As far pricing and other details on moving in, Schaller said it's too soon to tell.
Amanda Rhoades is a news, environment and business reporter for the Sierra Sun. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-550-2653. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @akrhoades.