First Nevada Certified Site Sold in Carson City
NNDA Program Provides Extensive Pre-qualification to Streamline the Expansion Process
CARSON CITY, Nev. (Nov. 9, 2017) – Purchasing a property for expansion or relocation is just one of several factors to consider and often the simplest considering all the city, county and state regulations. The Nevada Certified Site Program, sponsored by the Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA), assists to enhance the region’s appeal and to increase business potential by handling all the requirements for a purchase as part of the listing to meet the city, county and state regulations. The process works. Reno Lumber, the first company to close on a Certified Site for its expansion to Carson City, purchased 4.8 acres at the corner of Lamotte Rd and Arrowhead Dr. NAI Alliance represented the buyer and seller in the transaction.
“Our mission at the Nevada Builders Alliance is to create a positive business environment and, honestly, that’s exactly with the Nevada Certified Site Program does – it takes on the heavy lifting and provides a turnkey property for businesses that want to move quick,” Rob McFadden, one of the Managers of CC Builders and vice president of the Nevada Builders Alliance, said.
According to Rob Hooper, executive director for NNDA, “When we established the program, we wanted it to be seamless for the business. We couldn’t have imagined it happening any better than it did. What’s even more impressive, is the type of business that will be coming here to Carson City – a lumber company. Reno Lumber will provide another level of diversity to the mix and also brings with it increased sales tax revenue for the community. That’s something we can all get behind.”
“After looking at several sites in Carson City, the Arrowhead property was the easiest to evaluate,” explained Chris Fleiner, Reno Lumber vice president. “The due diligence that we would have to normally conduct in an acquisition was simplified by the Nevada Certified Site Program. We look forward to supporting the home building industry in Carson City, Lyon and Douglas counties from our new site.”
NAI Alliance Carson City office’s Andie Wilson and Brad Bonkowski represented the property owners in the sale, while Bruce Robertson, NAI Alliance, represented the buyer.
A Nevada Certified Site designation serves as a pre-qualification indicating that a property’s title is clear, it possesses sufficient utilities and other infrastructure required for commercial use, is properly zoned and has adequate transportation access for distribution and logistics. NNDA supports the Nevada Certified Sites Program to enhance the region’s appeal to companies not currently located in the region. The goal of the program is to provide a regional inventory of commercial sites that have undergone a rigorous pre-qualification process to ensure the highest level of standards are met. Over 40 contiguous acres remain for sale as part of this assemblage, some of it with potential through-the-fence airport access, some zoned appropriately for MME grow and production, and all with industrial zoning .
“In a nutshell, a Certified Site reduces the risk often associated with development by providing detailed and current information about a site including price and availability, utilities, access, environmental concerns and potential site development challenges,” said Hooper.
Each site certified as part of the NNDA program must participate in a site visit by members of the Certified Sites Review Team, meet or exceed all the program criteria, provide complete and accurate documentation of each program element and receive final certification approval by the Certified Sites Program Committee. Main criteria areas of focus include: property, environmental, transportation, utility, grading and visuals, to name a few.
For more information on the Nevada Certified Site program or to be involved, visit NevadaCertifiedSites.com online or call 775-883-2316
About NNDA: Northern Nevada Development Authority is the recognized Economic Development Authority for the Sierra Region of Nevada which is comprised of Carson City, Douglas County, Lyon County and the Comstock District. The agency is a non-profit organization funded by the State, the counties and cities within the region and through donations from Investor Partners comprised of businesses in the communities NNDA serves. Since 2010, NNDA has had an economic impact of over $1.7 billion in the Sierra Region and assisted 67 companies with their relocation to Northern Nevada.
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