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Building at Timilick set

David Bunker
Sierra Sun

The Martis Valley will be booming with construction this summer as workers build another golf course and luxury housing development on the edge of Truckee.

Timilick Tahoe, previously named Eaglewood, plans to have a portion of the new subdivision’s homes built and people moving in by the end of this year.

Construction will include an 18-hole golf course, 218 single family homes and 188 duplexes. Developers will also build 56 affordable housing units.

The subdivision was approved by Placer County in September 2004, but was subsequently appealed by local environmental groups. Placer County denied the appeals, but the project was then held up in the lawsuit against the Martis Valley Community Plan. The developers came to an agreement with environmentalists that assured a percentage of each property sale will fund conservation efforts in the area.

The agreement, which was made in exchange for assurances the development would not be sued, is expected to raise $8 million for conservation over the next 20 years.

Timilick Tahoe will cover 475 acres on the northwest side of Schaffer Mill Road.

Schaffer Mill is destined to become a golf main street. After construction settles, the road will lead to three 18-hole courses, including Lahontan’s 18 holes and the yet-to-be-constructed Siller Ranch course.

Timilick’s course will be designed by World Golf Hall of Famer Johnny Miller and John Harbottle III, and will include a putting course and a driving range.

Golf memberships will begin in the mid- $70,000s, according to developer Martis Valley Associates.

The first phase of construction, which will occur this year, consists of 40 duplexes. Each unit, which will be between 1,900 and 2,600 square feet, are expected to go for $900,000 and up, according to Martis Valley Associates.

Eight estate-sized home sites, going for the high $300,000s, and 39 regular home sites, from the high $200,000s, will also be built this year.

A 12-acre public park will go in at Timilick, and serve as a trailhead for the two miles of trails in the subdivision and the adjoining path on Tahoe National Forest.