More apartments break ground near Sparks Marina

Construction is under way on an apartment complex near the Sparks Marina and Outlets at Legends on the eastern edge of Sparks.

The 280-unit complex will be called Lyfe at the Marina, located on 10 acres at the corner of Marina Gateway Drive and Lincoln Way.

Development is a joint venture between Reno-based S3 Development Co. and Village Properties of Belmont, Calif. Pacific West Companies is the general contractor on the project.

Blake Smith, CEO of S3 Development, recently razed Wildflower Village on West Fourth Street in Reno to make way for apartments. Smith also renovated 1401 S. Virginia St. in Midtown and is nearly finished building a townhouse development on Sinclair and Liberty streets in Midtown. He also recently sold the U.S. Bank building.