Pending approval from the Sparks City Council this week, it will soon begin to build streets and other infrastructure in a 115-acre residential portion of the property. Developers can then start work constructing a mix of single-family homes, apartments, condos and townhouses.
This signifies a stark turnabout from 2010 when Kiley Ranch’s previous developer declared bankruptcy.
The Sparks planning department estimates that about 2,750 people will eventually live in the southeast corner of Kiley Ranch.
All of these residents are expected to play a role in the creation of restaurants, offices, parks and a Renown medical campus — and nearby businesses are already saying this new activity will help them.
“Those are projects we need where people can live, work and shop,” said Sparks Mayor Geno Martini. “(Kiley Ranch) will work well to boost the economy. It’s slow but when it gets there, it’ll be a tremendous project.”