Approval process slows for North Lake Tahoe’s Boulder Bay project |

Approval process slows for North Lake Tahoe’s Boulder Bay project

CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. and#8212; A general timeline for a decision on Boulder Bayand#8217;s final environmental impact statement does not exist, an official said this week.

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency officials initially said they would finalize internal review of the final EIS by June 14; this week, TRPA Spokesman Dennis Oliver said the agency does not know when the statement will be ready for governing board approval, as staff is undergoing a and#8220;meticulous review of a fairly complex document.and#8221;

and#8220;We are going through the whole thing to make sure there arenand#8217;t any important questions we feel need to be addressed,and#8221; he said.

Oliver said the agency realizes the public is eager to obtain information regarding project approval for the North Shore development project, which boasts a proposed 300-room hotel with a 10,000 square-foot casino, 59 whole-ownership units, a spa and other amenities while promising water quality benefits for the lake.

Boulder Bay Project Manager Brian Helm said he understands the need for TRPA taking additional time to fully analyze the document.

and#8220;We would love to see the approval process move forward as efficiently as possible,and#8221; he said. and#8220;But, it has to be done right. We understand this an important project for the basin, which consists of a lot of things that need to be analyzed.and#8221;

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