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Extension sought for North Tahoe gas station project

Margaret Moran
mmoran@sierrasun.com

KINGS BEACH, Calif. — A property owner at the eastern gateway to a North Tahoe community is continuing work on a years-long proposal for a third gas station/convenience store combo there.

On Oct. 15, 2014, Kaufman Planning, on behalf of property owner Grant Wolf Inc., filed an application for a three-year extension on the Kings Beach project's 2009 approved conditional use permit with Placer County.

"(It's) due to the fact that the permitting of the project through (Tahoe Regional Planning Agency) took over three years, resulting in not being able to meet county permit deadlines for the project, and the (Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement Project) work has stopped all interest in the property," wrote Leah Kaufman, principal planner for Kaufman Planning and Consulting Services, in the application.

The original use permit was valid until Nov. 2, 2014, she wrote.

The station site is on the north side of Highway 28 on the east side of town, at 8755 North Lake Blvd. between Chipmunk and Fox streets, near the car wash and Caliente Mexican restaurant.

The Placer County Planning Commission needs to vote on the extension, with a public hearing scheduled for 10:05 a.m., Feb. 26, at 3091 County Center Drive in Auburn, said Paul Thompson, assistant director for Placer County's Community Development Resource Agency.

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The project proposes a two-story commercial service station at roughly 2,640 square feet; four fuel pumps for eight fueling stations; two 20,000-gallon, double-walled underground fuel storage tanks; and aesthetic site improvements.

If constructed, it would give Kings Beach three gas stations along the 1.1-mile strip of Highway 28 through town, as well as another convenience store location.

The Chevron gas station at 8369 North Lake Blvd. is located in the middle of town, on the north side of Highway 28, while the Transam station at 8070 North Lake Blvd. is at the western end, on the lakeside near the Highway 267 intersection.

Learn more

Visit the Planning Commission hearings website and check it in the coming days to learn more about the project.

According to the county, staff reports will be posted to the site by 5 p.m. the Thursday prior to scheduled hearing dates.