Copperwood Apartments
Elko, Nevada

Site Plan

In the mid-1990's, Elko, Nevada was considered one of the "best" small cities in America. The economy was booming (gold mining, casinos). Elko has good schools, numerous parks and recreational facilities, and a sense of community.

The Copperwood Apartments were designed for couples working in the mines and casinos. They would typically have one or two children.

The project has 80 small two-bedroom apartments. The density of 20 units per gross acres was achieved with 145 on grade parking spaces.

The project design was being reivewed by the Elko Planning Department when the gold mining industry went into a deep slump, and the vacancy rate in apartments skyrocketed. The project was abandoned.

Floor Plan