The TRPA Approved Placer County’s Tahoe Basin Area Plan And The Tahoe City Lodge Project

IMG_8537The Tahoe Basin Area Plan includes targeted measures to restore environmentally sensitive areas, reduce stormwater pollution, revitalize the economy, and create more walkable and bikeable communities. It covers 72 square miles of Placer County in the Tahoe Basin and creates several new programs.

Below are a couple highlights from the press release:
1) To help address Lake Tahoe’s affordable housing crisis, the area plan allows property owners to build secondary dwelling units, or “mother-in-law units,” regardless of their lot’s size, providing greater housing options. The new units must be deed restricted affordable housing and cannot be used as vacation rentals.
2) Reviewed and approved as an example of how the Tahoe Basin Area Plan can be used to revitalize communities and restore the environment, the 118-unit Tahoe City Lodge Project will redevelop a blighted building at the Tahoe City Golf Course into a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) level hotel with a mix of hotel rooms and one- and two-bedroom suites, a ground floor restaurant, a rooftop pool and bar, conference facilities, a new clubhouse for the golf course, and parking lot charging stations for zero-emission electric vehicles. The project will reduce coverage at the site by 10,080 square feet and restore 1.7 acres of stream environment zone.

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