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Boulder Bay application held

INCLINE VILLAGE ” Boulder Bay, a project planned to redevelop the Tahoe Biltmore and former Tahoe Mariner sites in Crystal Bay, has until June 30 to supply more information to the Tahoe Regional Planning agency to complete its application for a community plan amendment.

“We’re asking them for documentation required to consider the community plan amendment,” said TRPA spokesman Dennis Oliver.

Boulder Bay filed a request for an amendment to the North Shore Community Plan to bring three of its parcels into the plan.



According to Brenda Hunt, a planner with TRPA, those parcels need to be included into the community plan for Boulder Bay to use that land area for its density calculations.

A letter by Hunt dated May 15 outlines 13 different items which are either informational or directives that Boulder Bay must complete. They include:



– A parcel history of the project area that outlines the original parent Assessor parcels existing at the time of the application.

– TRPA approved lot line adjustments that recognize the changes in parcel boundaries and numbers for the subject parcels.

– Three maps, including one with a 1 inch to 400 foot scale, another at a 1 inch to a 40 foot scale (both need to delineate the existing and proposed boundaries for the project) and a third 1 inch to 40 foot scale map that shows the proposed project in relation to the subject parcels and the existing and proposed CP boundaries.

– Clarification of why TRPA believes the three parcels Boulder Bay is requesting to include were not originally included.

– A separate initial environmental checklist to assess the affects of amending the community plan.

– A request for a clarification of how the proposed amendment will be consistent with the community plan.

– An updated findings rationale of how the amendment will achieve and maintain environmental thresholds.

– A suggestion of how to rearrange Boulder Bay’s requested tourist accommodation units and tourist bonus accommodation units.

– The original details for allowable density versus proposed density for the site plan.

The letter also reads that the community plan amendment will be analyzed as part of the Environmental Impact Statement Boulder Bay will need to complete for its Community Enhancement Plan application.

Therefore the community plan amendment will not be considered until the EIS is approved by the TRPA Governing Board.

Boulder Bay will also be required to send notices to all properties within 300 feet of the community plan boundary with potential amendments.

Boulder Bay is looking at the letter, compiling information and asking questions, project manager Brian Helm said.

“We’re still reviewing it,” he said.


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