Mathewson University Gateway District
Connection, revitalization and an inspiring corridor to campus — the University’s Gateway project is about more than beautiful new buildings; it’s about bridging the community together. Here the Wolf Pack family will discover and enjoy a place of inspiration in the heart of the Reno-Tahoe area.
A joint project from the University and City of Reno, the Mathewson University Gateway District transitions between the historic University campus and urban edge of downtown Reno to leverage social encounters, drive community engagement and foster economic growth.
The Mathewson University Gateway District will catalyze the invigoration of Northern Reno between I-80 and Downtown Reno while expanding the University beyond its southern boundary; therefore, creating a much-needed link between the University and the City of Reno via an urban University environment replete with a mix of academic and research uses.
To prepare for a vibrant, shared future, the University and the City joined together to make the best use of the zone between the University and the City of Reno. The University Foundation acquired 17 private properties and carefully planned what is now the Mathewson University Gateway District.
A public-private agreement
The Gateway District is a public-private 3rd Party Development Agreement with Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate (Edgemoor), an award-winning leader in developing academic facilities and complimentary use development. Edgemoor has successfully delivered, financed and operated multiple higher education projects across the country. Through the agrement, the Gateway District will fully maximize use of the parcel with complementary uses and potential revenue streams including a privately run hotel and conference center.
Planned with purpose
The project will create jobs for residents of Reno and the surrounding region, and Edgemoor and Clark Construction are actively looking to add local, small and diverse businesses and partners to the project team.