The Nevada Cares Campus homeless shelter—dubbed a “super shelter” by local officials—is slated to open at the old Governor’s Bowl site off of Fourth Street by April 1.
Jon Humbert, City of Reno spokesperson, said the shelter was originally intended to open in March. However, recent snowstorms have slowed down work, he said, adding that the project is still weather dependent to some degree while things like concrete are still being poured.
In addition to showers, bathrooms, warming tents and day-use areas, the site will include a new 46,000-square-foot shelter space.
The Reno Housing Authority will also have space at the Nevada Cares Campus, Humbert said, and may “potentially, down the road” put in “some lower income and transitional housing things similar to Village on Sage Street and the HOPES campus,” which will offer individual housing spaces to unsheltered people when it opens.