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Draft environmental report out for PlumpJack Squaw Valley project

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Last week, a draft environmental impact report for the PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn was made available for public review.

According to Placer County, the proposed project includes demolition of existing on-site structures to build a new multilevel hotel, two residential condominium buildings and an underground parking garage.

The project would reportedly include landscaping, bicycle and pedestrians paths connecting the proposed buildings and on-site recreational amenities. Water, sewer and drainage improvements would also be included to support the operation of the new facilities.

The project site is located at 1920 Squaw Valley Road in Olympic Valley and contains the existing PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn.

The DEIR public comment period is open for 45 days, until Nov. 4. The Placer County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the project Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach.

After the close of public comment, county staff will review the comments to the adequacy of the DEIR and prepare a final environmental impact report prior to any future hearing recommendation to the Planning Commission on the final project.

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The project does not require approval from the Placer County Board of Supervisors.

According to the county, the DEIR found that during winter, the proposed project would create a significant and unavoidable increase in traffic at two intersections: at Squaw Valley Road, Far East Road and Christy Hill Road; and at Squaw Valley Road and Village East Road.

The report is available for review at the Tahoe City Library (740 North Lake Blvd.), Truckee Library (10031 Levon Ave.), Placer County Community Development Resource Agency offices (775 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City) and in Auburn (3091 County Center Drive, Auburn).

Or, visit bit.ly/2dH7ByB to view it online.

Comments may be sent to the Placer County Community Development Resource Agency, Environmental Coordination Services, 3091 County Center Drive, Suite 190, Auburn, CA 95603; faxed to 530-745-3080; or by email to cdraecs@placer.ca.gov.

For more information on the project, contact the project planner, Steve Buelna, at 530-581-6285.