Extension OK’d for North Lake Tahoe gas station project
March 11, 2015
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Efforts can continue to carry out a proposed gas station/convenience store combo at the eastern gateway of a small North Lake Tahoe community.
On Feb. 26, the Placer County Planning Commission unanimously approved a request for a three-year extension on the project that was first given conditional approval in 2009.
The commission approved the request last month based on there being no evidence of substantial new information or changes to the project or circumstance surrounding it, according to the county.
The extension expires Nov. 2, 2017, said Allen Breuch, supervising planner with Placer County's Community Development Resource Agency.
Leah Kaufman, principal planner for Kaufman Planning and Consulting Services, on behalf of property owner Grant Wolf Inc. wrote in an application request that more time was needed because the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency permitting process took three years, and Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement Project work has stopped interest in the property.
As of Tuesday, she said there are no plans to build a gas station or convenience store at this time, nor is there a prospective buyer for the property, which is listed for sale.
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"(There are) no plans at this time to do anything but keep entitlements valid," Kaufman said.
The North Shore Station project proposes a two-story commercial service station at roughly 2,640 square feet; four pumps for eight fueling stations; two 20,000-gallon, double-walled underground fuel storage tanks; and aesthetic site improvements at 8755 North Lake Blvd., between Chipmunk and Fox streets.