Gateway expansion |

Gateway expansion

Two projects in the works in the Gateway Area could provide more office and retail space for Truckee businesses.

Contractors began work last week on the Gateway East project, a mixed-use structure incorporating retail space, office space and residential units. The building will be located across from the McIver Meadow on Donner Pass Road.

Community Development Director Tony Lashbrook said Gateway East will have 5,500 square feet of retail space at street level, with 5,800 square feet of office space on the second level. Parking for the structure will be located on the second level as well, concealed behind the building. The third level of the structure will consist of two residential units of about 1,400 square feet apiece.

Gateway East will be brick at street level, with vertical cedar on the top two stories and a combination of flat and peaked roof.

“The third-story residential units are in the peaked areas,” Lashbrook said.

Gateway Corners

A second project, Gateway Corners, was recently submitted to the Town of Truckee Planning Division.

The developers of Gateway Corners propose to construct a two-building, 16,800-square foot commercial complex on a 1.89-acre site east of the Bank of America on Donner Pass Road.

The property is owned by Azad McIver, and the applicant for the project is Wall Street Properties.

The project proposal includes two single-story 8,400-square-foot buildings with improvements to utilities, curbs, gutters and sidewalks, as well as landscaping, parking and drainage.

According to the report issued by the Town of Truckee Planning Division, the existing 1.89-acre site consists of four separate, legal parcels and half of the Donner Way right of way directly abutting the site to the south.

The project includes an abandonment proposal to have Donner Way abandoned, equally dividing the right of way between this project area and the six individual residential parcels abutting Donner Way to the south.

The applicant proposes to adjust the boundary lines of the four parcels and the Donner Way right of way to create two commercial parcels, each associated with one of the two proposed buildings and encompassing a portion of the Donner Way right of way.

Town staff are currently preparing an initial study of the project and a mitigated negative declaration.

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