Kings Beach paving project at TRPA | SierraSun.com

Kings Beach paving project at TRPA

Sierra Sun staff reports

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency will decide whether to allow the proponent of a controversial Kings Beach street paving project, which was denied in March, to withdraw his application.

If the applicant, Ettore Bertagnolli, withdraws the application, the project will be allowed to be re-submitted at any time, according to governmental guidelines.

The reversal was requested by TRPA board member Mike Weber, who said a withdrawal, rather than a denial, would erase any negative effect on the property owner’s negotiations with the California Tahoe Conservancy.Bertagnolli has been discussing the sale of one or more of his 44 land parcels at the end of Park Lane on the eastern edge of Kings Beach with the California Tahoe Conservancy, according to TRPA documents.

In letters to TRPA, surrounding property owners said paving the end of Park Lane and adding a turnaround area for fire trucks would open up the undeveloped parcels for building.

Park Lane is a narrow road, the end of which is unpaved. Residents said that increased traffic would be dangerous.

The TRPA governing board meets Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at their offices in Stateline, Nev.