Washoe Tribe Redevelopment Sites | Dresslerville, NV

Concept Designs for Revitalization of Lands to Support the Washoe Tribe

The Washoe Tribe has lands which are adjacent to the East Fork of the Carson River south of Dresslerville, which they would like to see revitalized to support the tribe as a cultural resource as well
as a destination for Tribal events, recreations and administrative purposes. The three sites are in close proximity and present the opportunity to reinforce the past while looking into the future. These were evaluated further with site designs and preliminary costs for the associated improvements.

The historic Pagoda Building on site 1 was built by tribal leadersand today, could be adapted to create a cultural resource and events center. The land across Deer Run Road from the Pagoda Building is currently used informally for fishing, but its use could be expanded to be a Tribal recreation area with gathering areas, natural landscape, walking paths, and better access to the river for fishing and other activities. Site 2 is the existing Heidtman House and is imagined to create a headquarters for administrative and cultural programs, as well as a native plant nursery.



  • Client: Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California, ICF International Inc. and U. S. EPA
  • Site area: 8.5 Acres
  • Density: N/A
  • Completion: 2023

Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP