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Case Study: Summit Apartments, Reno Nevada
  • The main entrance is of an appropriate size.
  • The garbage area could be a problem that it is near the front.
  • It's odd that the alternate driveway is so close to the main entrance.
  • It appears that the density is so at its maximum that there might not be enough parking spaces.
  • The grading plan looks as if it could have been terraced to give the rear apartment a view.
  • The turning radius does not seem applicable for fire trucks.
  • The recreation areas seem to be of a nice size.
  • Location, Location, Location, ... at least they have the shopping next door.
  • But it does abutt the apartments very close.
  • The exit driveway is very steep and could be a problem for some vehicles.
  • The exit driveway could also be hazardous to kids that skateboard.
  • Is this a good site for a development, it just depends on the user.
  • Maybe the Walmart employees live there. I have lived next to work berore and it was great!
  • The amenities could have been done better, they were definitly economy driven.
  • Overall, the units probably rented but I bet the turn over was high. The development was not that attractive.

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