Corporation Yard site study to be heard at town council
The Town of Truckee has been debating for a year to figure out what to do with the Corporation Yard. In a workshop earlier this month, the town and other concerned parties identified a site where the Corp Yard could be relocated, and that site will be reviewed at the Truckee Town Council meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. at Town Hall.
The problem with the Corp Yard, according to the town, is the area is surrounded by residential neighborhoods, has inadequate access, is too close to the 100-year flood plain and lacks sufficient room for operation.
The current site is south of the Truckee River, near Historic Downtown. The proposed site is being called the Forest Service Site and is located in the middle of Interstate 80, Glenshire Drive, Donner Pass Road and the state Route 267 bypass.
If the Forest Service Site is approved, the town will have to develop and design the new location, which will require a significant amount of time and money.
According to the Truckee, the relocation would cost an estimated $10 million, including approximately $900,000 for the design and development, and approximately $1.5 million for the construction of a new animal shelter, which is included on the Corp Yard.
The town has considered 23 sites for the relocation, but the workshop attendees and the Corporation Yard Site Selection Committee recognized the Forest Service Site as the best spot.
For more information on the Corporation Yard and the Truckee Town Council meeting, visit http://www.townoftruckee.com.
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