Designed by noted Nevada architect Frederic J. DeLongchamps, the Riverside Hotel was an impressive six-story hotel in the Late Gothic Revival style. Built in 1926 to serve out-of-state visitors seeking to take advantage of Nevada’s then-liberal residency requirement (three months) for obtaining a divorce, the Riverside went into decline in the 1970s with the advent of no-fault divorce, and in 1987 it closed.
In transforming the building into an affordable live/work development, Artspace converted the upper five floors into 35 units with open floor plans and large windows that admit abundant natural light. Part of the ground floor is occupied by Sierra Arts, Artspace’s local development partner on the project, whose space includes a gallery where Riverside residents can exhibit their work.
The Riverside occupies a prominent site on the south bank of the Truckee River, a burgeoning arts and entertainment district. Residents enjoy panoramic views of downtown Reno, the river and the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Miller Dunwiddie ArchitectureSheehan VanWoert Bigotti Architecture
City of RenoNational Equity FundNevada Department of Housing Nevada Historic Preservation Ofﬁce U.S. BancorpU.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentWashoe County
City of RenoU.S. Bancorp Foundation
“I believe [this property] was pivotal to the transformation of the river corridor and demonstrated that clearly, people would live downtown.” — Susan Boskoff, Nevada Arts Council
This former hotel now features 35 affordable live/work units for artists and their families on the upper five floors.
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