Apple could buy half-city block for facility in downtown Reno

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Apple Inc. could purchase half of a city block in downtown Reno for a 30,000 square-foot facility, according to city records.

The Reno City Council has listed an agenda item for its Wednesday meeting to allow Apple to buy property at 6th Street and Evans Avenue.

Apple would build a purchasing and receiving facility on the property, according to the city, partly in junction with a planned data center at the Reno Technology Park.

Records indicate discussions about Apple building on the property have been ongoing since at least 2012.

The property under consideration is currently owned by Northern Nevada Urban Development & Management, according to Washoe County records.

A filing from an assistant city attorney states that Reno and Urban Development have a reimbursement agreement to allow Apple to buy the land. The agreement would have Apple getting sales tax reimbursements through Urban Development for the cost of buying and adding to projects in the city's Téssera district.

The reimbursements would equal 75 percent of the 2 percent sales or use tax.

A spokesperson for Apple did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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