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Truckee senior neighborhood comment period ends Oct. 23

Margaret Moran
mmoran@sierrasun.com

TRUCKEE, Calif. — An environmental study on the proposed senior neighborhood in Truckee found no potentially significant impacts from the project.

The recently released “mitigated negative declaration” for Pollard Station analyzed impacts to aesthetics; biological, cultural and forest resources; land use planning, population and housing; and transportation and traffic, among others.

The document and its findings can be downloaded from the front page at townoftruckee.com. Comments will be accepted until 5 p.m., Oct. 23, and should be mailed to Jenna Endres at the Town of Truckee Planning Division, 10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, CA 96161, or emailed to jendres@townoftruckee.com.

After comments are received, the project will return for a Truckee Planning Commission study session — the most recent occurring Sept. 16 — before the commission does a formal project review, Endres said.

Those review sessions could take place over the next couple of months, she said.

Then the project would go before Truckee Town Council for a final decision, since it requires amendments to the 2008 Hilltop Master Plan, Endres said, by making senior citizen/disabled congregate care housing an allowed use.

Town planner Tom Parilo prepared the document at a cost of $10,500 to the project applicant, Truckee Senior Neighborhood, LLC, Endres said.

Pollard Station is proposed for the area west of the Pine Cone Road dead-end, above the Cottonwood Restaurant parking area at Hilltop.

The senior living neighborhood proposes 126 separate residential units — 86 units in a 76,458-square-foot, five-building senior lodge and 40 surrounding two-bedroom condominiums for independent senior living.

The neighborhood would provide housing for independent and semi-independent seniors, with those 55 years and older eligible.