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Environmental comments being taken on Tahoe community plan

Staff report

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — An environmental report is being prepared for an updated document that will guide future development on the California side of Lake Tahoe's North Shore.

Comments are being taken to be included in a joint Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Placer County Tahoe Basin Community Plan.

They should be mailed by 5 p.m. Aug. 15 to Environmental Coordination Services, Community Development Resource Agency, 3091 County Center Drive, Suite 190, Auburn, California 95603; faxed to 530-745-3080; or emailed to cdraecs@placer.ca.gov.

Plan objectives include improving environmental conditions, looking at transportation options, and investing in and revitalizing existing town centers through policies, guidelines and actions.

In essence, it's a vision of what the area — in this case, Placer County's stake at Lake Tahoe, including the communities of Tahoe City, Carnelian Bay, Tahoe Vista and Kings Beach — aspires to be.

Kings Beach and Tahoe City have the designation of town centers under the 2012 Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Regional Plan, affording them a greater opportunity for redevelopment.

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Board adoption of the final plan is targeted for May 2015. After Placer supervisor approval, it will submitted to TRPA for conformance review in late spring 2015.

When completed, there will be one over-arching policy document, with four sub-plan development codes, with a lifespan of 20 years.

Click here to learn more about the plan or to view the notice of preparation of the EIR/EIS.