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Glenshire project impacts will go public

Greyson Howard
Sierra Sun

Potential environmental and traffic impacts of a planned Glenshire-area subdivision will be presented at a public meeting tonight.

A draft review of the 213-lot Canyon Springs development, previously known as Tahoe Boca, will be introduced as part of a formal public review process. Members of the public will have the opportunity to study the Environmental Impact Report, ask questions, provide comments, and learn where the project goes from here.

“People really should attend this meeting,” said Project Manager Gavin Ball. “This is the way to learn about the EIR and the way to learn how to participate.”

He said those interested in the project will be able to take information home and submit written comments to the town.

“This meeting will be more about getting information than submitting comments,” said Project Manager Gavin Ball. “But there will definitely be an opportunity for comments provided in writing ” there will be an at-least 45-day comment period.”

Town of Truckee Associate Planner Denyelle Nishimori said the town-sponsored meeting will include presentations by town staff and the consultant who prepared the environmental review, with work stations set up to address specific issues.

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“We will have stations on things like biology ” say you want to know about deer, you could go to that station and get information on that,” Nishimori said. “It will be a really interactive meeting.”

The displays will include biological resources, cultural resources, aesthetics, air quality, traffic and noise, among other things, Nishimori said.

The developers also hired a consultant to perform a traffic-calming analysis for the Glenshire area, and potential solutions will be available at the developer’s work station for review, Ball said.

“The analysis looked at what problems exist in Glenshire, and what opportunities are there for Canyon Springs to fix them,” Ball said.

From here, the project will go through another public meeting, sponsored by the developer, that will address issues other than the environmental review process, including social and community character issues, Ball said.

If the project receives an approval this summer, construction of the first phase of 71 units could begin in 2008, he said.

“The 71 number might move a little because of timing issues, traffic analysis and the project needs,” Ball said.

The 213 proposed units would be built in three phases over the course of six years, Ball said, but it may be closer to 10 years before all the lots are available to be built on.

The re-alignment of Donner Pass Road and Glenshire, a part of the Railyard Development plans, will also affect how quickly Canyon Springs is built, Ball said.