Carson City is on a roll when it comes to construction. And new construction usually means the economy is on an upswing.
After a long hiatus, construction has returned in the city and state. This is a fine sign for the economy going forward. While growth must be intelligent and well managed, both in the public and private sectors, such construction is a good sign for the community's future.
The Animal Shelter begun last fall is about done and the MAC -- also known as the multi-purpose athletic center -- was completed seven months back and is in use. The Bob McFadden Plaza downtown opened Saturday and the associated Carson Street makeover continues apace with completion planned by Nevada Day.
To the east, major repairs and upgrades are under way at the city's wastewater treatment plant. These repairs were long overdue with the potential for a $50,000 per day federal fine hanging over the city if the sewage plant fails.
In the private sector, major projects approved and about to cause a building boomlet includ Schulz Ranch subdivision on the city's southern edge, a 90-unit apartment complex at GS Richards Boulevard on the north side and Mills Landing off State Street near East William Street.
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