Knight’s Crossing plan withdrawn at Truckee planning meeting |

Knight’s Crossing plan withdrawn at Truckee planning meeting

An application to subdivide a Glenshire area development was withdrawn from Wednesday’s Truckee Planning Commission meeting.

The 9.7-acre Knight’s Crossing development planned for Dorchester Drive has already been approved by the town, but an application breaking the lot into four parcels was taken off the meeting agenda for reconsideration.

Valerie Green, the project owner, said the division would allow her to apply for separate loans to build the project in separate phases, but she said town staff’s time restrictions on construction were not feasible.

Town of Truckee Associate Planner Denyelle Nishimori said the timeline requirements (foundations by Dec. 27, 2008, completion by Dec. 27, 2010) were meant to insure the project is built as one project under the agreed-upon plan.

Green said she does not intend to subdivide the parcel and sell off the pieces, and plans to remain the owner and developer for the entire project.

“I want to build responsibly, when there is demand,” Green said. “Constructing everything and having buildings sit empty doesn’t benefit the community.”

The approved plans for the development include a grocery store, courtyard, restaurant, mixed-use commercial/residential buildings, an expansion for the existing day-care center, 123 parking spaces, and about five acres of open space.

General Manager Geoff Stephens of the Glenshire Devonshire Residence Association approved of the Knight’s Crossing plan.

“There has been significant improvements in the project, I think it will be a good project for our community,” Stephens said.

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