Current Projects

The projects described below were approved for Nevada Brownfields Program funding and are in the process of conducting assessment or remediation activities.

Sutro Tunnel, Dayton

The Sutro Tunnel site is a 27-acre historic mill site located in Dayton. The property adjoins the Sutro Tunnel, a project completed in 1878 to provide drainage to the Comstock Era mines in the Virginia City region. In addition to several buildings, a mill historically operated on the property circa the 1900s to 1910s. The Nevada Brownfields Program is funding tasks necessary to satisfy a National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 consultation for proposed environmental sampling (Phase II ESA) at the property. Once the Section 106 consultation is complete, the Nevada Brownfields Program anticipates funding a Phase II ESA to conduct sampling activities to further investigate potential contamination on the property prior to potential transfer of ownership. The State of Nevada intends to acquire the property and convert it into an extension of Dayton State Park. 

Bird's Eye View of Sutro Tunnel Property, Dayton, NV

Fearless Farris, Wells

The Fearless Farris site, once a gas station, is currently owned by the City of Wells. The site is located at 1010 6th Street and is currently vacant. The site is situated within a new redevelopment area that the City of Wells (Elko County) established to provide tax and other incentives to developers and new businesses in order to promote redevelopment. The Nevada Brownfields Program is conducting a Phase II ESA to determine necessary acitivites that will help prepare the site for redevelopment.

If interested in exploring redevelopment opportunities on this site, please contact Jordan Tilley, Wells City Manager, at 775-752-3355 or wellscitymanager@frontier.com.

Nishikida Laundry Building, Gardnerville

The site, a privately-owned and once a laundry building, is located on the Town of Gardnerville’s main street (US Hwy 395)—a prominent location within the Main Street Gardnerville Downtown District, which has been targeted for redevelopment in the Town of Gardnerville’s revitalization plans. The building was originally constructed in the late 1800s. From 1923 to 1943, the structure was utilized as a laundry, which operated from circa 1923 until the late 1980s or early 1990s. The building has been vacant and unoccupied since the closure of the laundry and is currently in a dilapidated state. The current condition of the building hampers the Town of Gardnerville's revitalization plans. 

The Nevada Brownfields Program is funding tasks necessary to satisfy a National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 consultation for proposed lead and asbestos abatement on the building. Once the the Section 106 consultation is complete, the Nevada Brownfields Program anticipates funding lead and asbestos abatement to help prepare the building for safe demolition and potential redevelopment.

Nishikida Laundry Building, Gardnerville, NV

Esmeralda County Community Centers

The Nevada Brownfields Program is conducting pre-renovation asbestos and lead-based paint surveys on three community centers located in Esmeralda County:

  • Esmeralda County Labarthe House, Goldfield
  • Silver Peak Community Center, Silver Peak
  • Fish Lake Valley Community Center, Dyer

Both the Silver Peak and Fish Lake Valley Community Centers will be renovated and expanded to accommodate new equipment (e.g., HVAC) that will serve the buildings. As a result of the renovation/expansion, the buildings may also be used as county-wide COVID-related testing, diagnosis, and treatment centers. The Esmeralda County Labarthe House will be converted into extra office space and/or storage for Esmeralda County.

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