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Comment period extended for Truckee’s Canyon Springs development

Margaret Moran
mmoran@sierrasun.com

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The deadline to comment on the revised draft Environmental Impact Report for Canyon Springs has been extended eight days.

Comments should be mailed to Denyelle Nishimori, senior planner for the town of Truckee, at 10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, CA 96161; emailed to dnishimori@townoftruckee.com; or faxed to 530-582-7889 by 5 p.m. Nov. 20.

Mountain Area Preservation Executive Director Alexis Ollar requested the extension, due to difficulties and delays in accessing the report's appendices, which are large and have technical data.

Comments will only be accepted on the revised portions of the draft EIR, which includes new information on traffic impacts, Jeffrey pine and sagebrush plant communities, Loyalton-Truckee mule deer herd, existing site uses and a new project alternative.

The town had received seven comments as of Friday, Nishimori said.

The comment extension is "not likely to create a significant delay" on the release of the final EIR, she said. A final report could still be available by the end of January 2015.

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Afterward, public review and Truckee Planning Commission consideration of the project will follow.

An electronic copy of the revised draft EIR can be downloaded from townoftruckee.com, while hard copies are at the Truckee Community Development Department at 10183 Truckee Airport Road, Glenshire Devonshire Residents Association Clubhouse at 15726 Glenshire Drive and Truckee Library at 10031 Levon Ave.

Canyon Springs is a proposed residential subdivision located in the far eastern end of Truckee, adjacent to Glenshire. A total of 185 lots — 177 market-rate single family lots and 8 affordable housing lots — are proposed to be built in phases on approximately 284 acres, of which 176.17 acres will be kept as open space.

Visit canyonspringsoftruckee.com to learn more.