Parkview Financial Provides $100 Million Loan for Conversion of Harrah’s Hotel and Casino to Mixed-Use Project in Downtown Reno

by Katie Sloan

Reno, Nev. — Parkview Financial has provided a $100 million loan to Reno City Center, an affiliate of Las Vegas-based CAI Investments. The funds will be used for the renovation and redevelopment of Harrah’s Reno Hotel and Casino into Reno City Center, a mixed-use project. Gryphon Private Wealth Management’s opportunity zone fund provided the equity.

Located at 219 N. Center St. in downtown Reno, the development will include 538 apartments and more than 250,000 square feet of office and retail space. The existing 6.3-acre, 15-building property comprises approximately 1.4 million square feet of gross building area, including three hotel towers rising 17, 24 and 26 stories; a seven-story parking garage with additional parking on the top of the structure; casino and sports book; convention and meeting areas; multiple restaurants and coffee shops; retail space; administrative offices; back-of-house support areas; and maintenance and storage areas.

Luxe General Consulting is performing the renovation, which is slated for completion by summer 2022. Upon completion, the residential component will feature a rooftop pool, amenity deck, outdoor plaza, fountain, fitness center, theater room, bar and game room. The 538 units will feature a home office alcove, full kitchen with stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops, and in-unit washers/dryers. The commercial portion will provide retail and office space — including bars, coffee shops, restaurants, a grocery store, gym and entertainment — within a park-like setting.

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