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New possible grocery store for Truckee

Kelsie Longerbeam

A Town of Truckee Planning Commission meeting was postponed for a proposed grocery store development permit on Donner Pass Road after the developer requested the item be continued to a later date.

The request was made by the developer to allow for additional time to respond to public comment and to provide additional informaiton with respect to traffic. A new planning commission date has not been set, but would come no sooner than Dec. 19.

Capitol Avenue Development & Investments is requesting a development permit approval for a new, 17,568-square-foot grocery store with two residential units. One residential unit would be a 530-square-foot, one-bedroom and the other would be a 788-square-foot, two-bedroom unit. The project is known as the Capitol Avenue grocery store.

This proposed grocery store is not connected to the Raley’s or Nugget grocery store applications that the town of Truckee is also processing. The applicant has not yet disclosed the tenant, but has identified the tenant as a “regional specialty grocer.” Only tenants that meet the “grocery store” definition will be allowed to operate in the location, and if the proposed grocery store use is approved, any tenant that meets the grocery store definition may operate within the space.

The proposed site is located at 11213 Donner Pass Road, across the street from Safeway and adjacent to Bank of America.

There is an already existing transit building in the space currently.

The application for the grocery store has been in review for about a year now, according to Kirk,Skierski, assistant planner for the Town of Truckee.

The final design of the unique building was created within the framework of the Town of Truckee design and development guidelines. The building looks more similar to a sleek office building than a typical grocery store design; being composed of stone, steel and brick with ample folliage.

The hearing for the proposed development was previously scheduled for Nov. 21. For more information, contact Skierski at 530-582-2927 or

Kelsie Longerbeam is the news, business and environment reporter for the Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza. She can be contacted at or 530-550-2653. Follow her on Facebook, and Twitter and Instagram @kelsielongerbm

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