Apple may buy half a city block in Reno, Nevada

Apple could purchase half of a city block in downtown Reno, Nevada for a 30,000 square-foot facility, according to MyNews 4. The Reno City Council has listed an agenda item for its Wednesday meeting to allow Apple to buy property at 6th Street and Evans Avenue.

Apple would build a purchasing and receiving facility on the property, according to the city, partly in junction with a planned data center at the Reno Technology Park, adds MyNews 4. The agreement would have Apple getting sales tax reimbursements through Urban Development for the cost of buying and adding to projects in the city's Téssera district.

This would be the tech giant’s second major project in the city. In early 2016, Apple filed permit with Washoe County to build a new cluster of facilities adjacent to its original “Project Mills” site in Reno, Nevada, that’s dubbed “Project Huckleberry.” It apparently involves the construction of a new data center. Initial construction for the project will involve a new full shell, several data center clusters as well as a support building.

The permit application followed continued activity at the Reno Technology Park site just east of Reno-Sparks since the Apple data center deal was approved in 2012.

Reno is a city in the U.S. state of Nevada by the Sierra Nevadas and Lake Tahoe. Dubbed “The Biggest Little City in the World,” it's known for its casinos and its proximity to several ski resorts.