Project Overview

IntroductionThe Tahoe Reno Industrial Center is a remarkable, massive 107,000-acre park that emcompasses a devlopable 30,000 acre industrial complex. It is located in Storey County, Nevada approximately nine miles east of the Reno-Sparks area on the 1-80 freeway. The center is a 15-minute drive from the Reno Tahoe International Airport. The main entrances are the Patrick and USA Parkway interchanges off of 1-80. Both the Union Pacific Railway and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway service selected areas of the industrial center.

TRI Center currently has approximately 15,000 acres in Phase I, Phase II and Phase III zoned for industrial use, with plans of future expansion. This vast park is intended to be a mixed-use, nonresidential development, consisting of a wide range of industrial, office and commercial businesses. There is aproximately 11 million SF of industrial space now in use by almost 130 companies. Please reference our maps as they show the general location of TRI Center, its massive size and location relative to the sourrounding region.

There are parcel sizes immediately available from 1/2 acre to over 5,000 acres. Your facility can be on a “fast track” schedule because the sites are pre-approved for industrial land use and located in a pro industrial development county.


Entitlements And Approvals
  • Industrial Zoning & Use Permit — On July 1, 1999, the Storey County Zoning Ordinance was adopted. All of TRI Center was zoned at that time 1-2 Heavy Industrial. This allows most industrial uses without any further discretionary permits, such as special use permits or conditionaluse permits. Most industrial uses can go straight to architectural review and building permits. The following are uses that have already been approved at TRI Center: plastic and vinyl manufacturing, natural gas power plants, fuel processing, rail yards,food manufacturing, heavy equipment repair center, building products manufacturing,fueling stations, paint manufacturing, pharmaceutical, nutriceutical, medical services, artillery manufacturing, bio-fuels technologies, cold-storage, food distribution, indoor/outdoor storage, rubber manufacturing, and many internet retailer fulfillment centers.
  • No Fees or Exactions — Development Agreement and the Development Handbook were incorporated into ordinance on February 1, 2000. The agreement has components restricting the county’s ability to impose any new development regulations, fees or exactions. As a result of these entitlements, TRI Center has no state or local government development fees or exactions.


Positioned for Immediate Development

TRI Center rises to the top of every site selection process for numerous reasons. These are discussed in detail below to clearly present the state of readiness the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center maintains.

  • Zoning — TRI Center is zoned I-2 Heavy Industrial based on the Storey County Zoning Ordinance. The ordinance incorporates light industrial zoning and commercial zoning. Most types of industrial uses are permitted outright with only a few requiring special use permits. Therefore the vast majority of industrial users in TRI Center can develop sites with only a county building permit.
  • Traffic and Access — The park has 12 miles of I-80 frontage with two interchanges; the main entrance of USA Parkway with secondary access through Patrick/Waltham Way. Today, we have 100 lanes-miles of road built to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation ficials standards to carry traffic throughout Phase I, Phase II and Phase III. The majority of individual sites have street access when sold, in a few case the master developer will construct necessary off-site access prior to completion of site development.
  • Water and Sewer Service — TRI Center’s water and sewer services are administered by the Tahoe Reno Industrial General Improvement District (TRI GID). There is an abundance of water available from underground aquifers, pumped to multi-million gallon storage units located at high elevations, providing ESFR pressure throughout the park. Sewer treatment is handled in a state-of-the-art facility located in the center. The effluent is treated back to a Truckee River water standard that is then distributed back to the industrial center in a separate system designated for recycled uses such as irrigation, wash-down or cooling processes.
  • Other Utility Services — NV Energy provides electrical power and natural gas from main transmission lines at the north end of the project. NV Energy is a regulated public utility. These utilities are oversized, allowing for large industrial processes and development growt of your facility. Currently there are five generating power plants on-site generating 900 megawatts of power for the northern Nevada market. These power plants are served by the two largest gas mains in the United States. The utilities are located in the road right-of-way and are available throughout Phases I, II and III. AT&T provides telephone services.
  • Soils and Site Grading — Pre-graded ready-to-develop sites are available. Greenfield sites, in most cases, grade on-site without any importing or exporting of materials. Historically our compaction ratings have been extremely high due to the makeup of the soil. Each site is unique, minimal due-diligence is necessary to meet standards.
  • Environmental Status — TRI Center is a Greenfield project with minimal exposure to the typical man-caused environmental issues faced by most industrial centers. An existing Phase I Environmental study was conducted on the project that recommends, “no further assessment is necessary regarding environmental matters associated with the property.”
  • High Desert Means NO Wetlands — TRI Center is located in a high desert environment; there are no wetland. The Truckee River flows near the northern project boundary providing a unique balance of nature and industrial development.
  • Storm Drainage — Major storm drainage improvements (i.e. flood channels and basins) have been constructed by the master developer. There are no off-site requirements necessary. There are NO flood control districts, off site fees or exactions.

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