Truckee brewery project goes before town council next week |

Truckee brewery project goes before town council next week

Staff report


This story incorrectly reports that FiftyFifty Brewing Company’s proposed brewery will be an agenda item for the Tuesday, July 28, Truckee Town Council meeting.

The item was on tap to be on the agenda, but just before the agenda was finalized, staff requested to push the item to the next meeting, a town official said Sunday.

The Sun regrets the error.

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee Town Council will likely make a decision next week on FiftyFifty Brewing Company’s proposed 18,000-square-foot brewery for West River Street.

While the 7.8-acre site would have allowed for a brewery under current zoning, the proposal, which has been approved by the Planning Commission and had its first reading before town council, includes zoning changes to place the brewery in the best position for future development, as well as its proximity to the Truckee River.

The project ­goes before town council for a second reading and possible decision Tuesday, July 28, at 6 p.m.

Because the parcel is part of the Downtown Truckee Specific Plan of 1997, it was declared categorically exempt from California Environmental Quality Act review.

The brewery is proposed on one of two parcels on the site, between 10925 and 10855 West River Street, with no river frontage.

Both parcels have a number of potentially non-conforming uses, non-permitted structures and potentially illegal uses that existed before the property was purchased.

According to previous reports, as part of potential town approval, property owners CRB River Partners and the town are working on an agreement regarding cleaning up the parcels and bringing them into compliance.

Pending approval, the goal is to break ground on the project later this summer or fall.

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