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Eight more affordable units planned for Schaffer’s Mill

February 21, 2020

Eight more affordable housing units are coming to Schaffer’s Mill, a 475-acre development located in Martis Valley, after Placer County supervisors this month approved a new plan for the remaining development on the site. The...





Washoe County planners approve short-term rental guidelines

January 10, 2020

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The contentious short-term rental regulation proposal has made it through the Washoe County Planning Commission. The commission on Tuesday approved proposed short-term rental regulations for Incline Village and Crystal Bay, with...


Town hires first full-time housing program manager

January 10, 2020

The Town of Truckee announced it has hired Seana Doherty, project director for the Mountain Housing Council as the town’s first full-time housing program manager to help bring more affordable housing to Truckee. “For a...


Placer County adopts new short-term rental ordinance

November 22, 2019

A new short-term rental ordinance and the fees required to obtain a permit has been adopted by the Placer County Board of Supervisors, months after residents came forward requesting additional regulations. “Staff has moved expeditiously...


Truckee paving way for construction of secondary units

November 15, 2019

Truckee is moving forward with plans to incentivize construction of accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, to provide more affordable housing stock in the town. The town currently has $2 million set aside in general housing...


Truckee Town Council votes to keep in-lieu fee as is

November 15, 2019

Though Truckee staff proposed an updated housing in-lieu fee that was lower than last year’s, the Town Council voted to leave the fee as is for another year. “I would support the status quo and...


Placer County moving forward with housing trust

November 13, 2019

Placer County is moving forward with establishing a private trust to fund affordable housing projects. “The idea is to provide gap funding to affordable builders with real projects,” Jeff Short, legislative advocate for the North...



Truckee continues discussion on TOT increase

September 4, 2019

Truckee Town Council is laying out a timeline for placing an increase in Transient Occupancy Taxes on the 2020 November ballot as a way to secure funding source for affordable housing projects. “We know how...


No solution to South Lake Tahoe vacation home rental issue

September 4, 2019

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — It does not appear there will be a compromise to settle a lawsuit over the city’s voter-approved ban on vacation home rentals. The City Council unanimously decided Tuesday to defend Measure...


Planning agency reviews short-term rental policy

August 16, 2019

Individuals representing neighborhood and environmental groups, the real estate community, and others from across the Tahoe Basin gathered at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency in Stateline last Wednesday to voice their concerns regarding short-term rental...


Town of Truckee adopts Housing Element

August 15, 2019

The Truckee Town Council has adopted its Housing Element, two days shy of the state’s deadline. The state-mandated Regional Housing Needs Allocation program requires the town to identify the total number of housing units that...



Placer County looking to update development standards

August 9, 2019

Placer County is looking to update their development codes to make way for more affordable housing opportunities. “Many of the people who work in Placer County can’t afford to live here,” said Patrick Dobbs, Placer...



Camp Fire leads to debris removal, housing, job issues

August 2, 2019

Editor’s Note: This is the last of three packages updating readers on conditions in the community of Paradise, virtually wiped out last November by wildfire. Tens of thousands of people were forced to leave their...


Lakeside development on hold in Kings Beach at Tahoe

August 1, 2019

Placer County’s planning commission will continue discussion over the Lakeside Redevelopment project in Kings Beach, formally known as the Laulima property, in order to obtain more community input. “I think the public was somewhat disenfranchised,”...