Reno mayor unveils 'Blight Buster' initiative to clean up motels in downtown corridor

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RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve has been outspoken about her plan to remove blight in Reno and bring local motels up to code, but as developers renovate those businesses or demolish them all together, some are concerned about the thousands of people that could be displaced.

"This is truly redevelopment here," S3 Development Partner Blake Smith said as he watched his crews demolish an old motel on W. Fourth Street Wednesday morning. He said, "the city of Reno is changing and we want to be a part of it."

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