Airport land use plan delayed
The Truckee area will have to wait another month for a new airport land use plan in order to comply with state law. The adoption of the plan that sets guidelines for development around the airport hit a snag Wednesday, when commissioners discovered that public notice of the intent to adopt the environmental document and the plan where not posted in time to comply with California law.The mistake will give the Town of Truckee the additional time it requested to find a zoning designation for several acres at the end of East River Street that will have to be changed from 24 residential units per acre because of safety issues. Mixed use and single-family residential zonings are possible for that area.The land, which is currently has an industrial use, is in an area that the town has targeted for residential or commercial redevelopment in an attempt to move industrial uses away from the banks of the Truckee River.”That area is near and dear to the Town of Truckee’s heart,” said Community Development Director Tony Lashbrook. Truckee also asked for a exception from plan restrictions for U.S. Forest Service land north of Glenshire Drive and east of the state Route 267 bypass, which is a likely site for the town’s corporation yard relocation.Lashbrook encouraged the commission to include provisions for monitoring in the plan, calling it “prudent planning” to check the assumptions about flight patterns used in the creation of safety zones. Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency, which said safety zones parallel to the runway were affecting its property, could also use the time to submit a request for an exception from the plan. The next meeting on the compatibility plan will be held at the Truckee Town Hall at 2 p.m. on Dec. 2.
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