In 2017, the City of Fernley purchased ~8.5 acres around the historic Train Depot on Main St. with the vision of building a Community Center in the heart of Fernley. This purchase was made with revenue brought in through the Fernley Convention and Tourism Authority. To differentiate from the current Community Center, the vision has been named the Fernley Depot Community Campus.
The City of Fernley and Lyon County worked together to develop a conceptual rendering of the property to include a brand new Senior Center and Human Services offices in the southeast corner of the property. This part of the project is already funded through Lyon County’s budget and a gift from the William N. Pennington Foundation.
The City of Fernley was awarded a Community Development Block Grant to support the hiring of an Architect for the public outreach, traffic study, and design of the rest of the Community Campus. TSK Architects was selected through a public bidding process.
The Fernley Community Foundation’s main short-term objective is to raise funds and help support the development and production of this Fernley Depot Community Campus.