40 new parking spaces available in Tahoe City
October 22, 2006
The Placer County Board of Supervisors is hosting an opening ceremony for the new public parking lot on Jackpine Street in Tahoe City.
The Ceremony will take place Oct. 23 at 11 a.m.
The 40-space lot, in conjunction with a lot on Brook Avenue in Kings Beach and two others in the planning stages, one on Minnow Avenue and another on Salmon Avenue, are created to benefit residents, visitors and businesses.
“In order for people to patronize the businesses in these Tahoe communities, they need to be able to get to them,” said Placer County Supervisor Bruce Kranz. “This lot, along with the others, will make it easier for residents and visitors alike to do business, and that will contribute to the area’s economic health.”
The redevelopment agency used tax increment and bond proceeds to fund development of this lot. The project also includes preservation of heritage trees and a stream environment zone that parallels the lot.
Six of the parking spaces will use pervious, or permeable, concrete as a test for future lots, which is a first for the North Shore. Pervious concrete is the combination of aggregate and cement, and does not include the sand that is a component in typical asphalt concrete.
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Traditional impervious concrete allows moisture to pool on the surface of the parking lot and to run off, collecting sediment and pollutants, which can end up in the lake.
The Placer County public works department oversaw the design and the construction of the Jackpine parking lot.