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Condos proposed on Deerfield Drive

ANNE GROGAN, Sierra Sun

A conditional use permit application has been filed with the Town of Truckee for the proposed construction of 176 identical two-bedroom condominiums on Deerfield Drive near Highway 89.

The applicant, DMG Development, proposes a 15-acre project called The Boulders consisting of 22 buildings occupying 202,928 square feet.

The Boulders will sit on two adjoining parcels: one 10-acre parcel and one five-acre parcel, both currently zoned R1, single-family residential.

The site is located about 400 feet west of Highway 89 South.

DMG Development, a Portola Valley firm, has requested a zoning modification from R1 to R2-12: multi-family residential at 12 residential units per acre.

The applicant also requests that six of the 22 buildings encroach into the 30-foot side-yard setback and that a tentative map divide ownership of the project into 176 condominium units and a common parcel.

The environmental application completed by the DMG Development reports that 60 percent of the project site will be landscaped, 23 percent of the site will be occupied by buildings and 17 percent of the project site, more than two and one half acres, will be paved.

Proposed parking includes plans for 176 single-car garages, 166 driveway parking spaces and 45 on-site parking stalls.

The project as proposed is to be completed in three phases, each phase taking about one year to complete.

The developer proposes to begin construction this summer.

In addition, the developer has said that 35 of the 176 two-bedroom condominiums will be reserved to accommodate moderate income housing.

Households earning 120 percent of the area median income qualify for moderate-income housing rates.

Town Planner Duane Hall said the project is in the preliminary review stage and he expects town staff to respond to the applicant with its preliminary findings sometime within the next month.

“There may be many changes made to this project before it gets to the public hearing stage,” Hall said.

Hall said the public is welcome to review the project application at the Town Administrative Center located within the Truckee-Donner Public Utility District building on Donner Pass Road.


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