My Turn: Homewood cannot afford to exists as is
Special to the Sun
I am writing in response to some of the comments and articles recently posted in the paper regarding the Homewood Resort Development project. I feel I have another perspective to share.
My husband and I are full-time residents in Homewood, raising two young boys currently aged 5 and 2. My husband has lived in Tahoe nearly 25 years and we intend to live out our retirement years here. We have nothing but good intentions for the environment and quality of life in Tahoe and specifically on Tahoeand#8217;s beautiful West Shore.
As such, we along with every other family we know here, are very hopeful that the plans weand#8217;ve seen thus far are carried out to develop Homewood Ski Resort. To not have any resort or ski area here would be such a shame and would certainly leave this area blighted.
As it has said, Homewood Ski Resort cannot afford to exist as it is. Something needs to happen. We feel JMA Venturesand#8217; plans are tasteful and in keeping with the flavor of the West Shore. In such hard economic times, a resort like this would reinvigorate the area financially and infuse a neighborhood spirit that is certain to benefit this side of the lake. This is a thoughtful, sustainable project that will keep the locals employed and the ski resort alive.
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Over the coming years, I imagine my children biking over to the resort and perhaps working at the ice cream parlor there and later on teaching skiing on the hill. If nothing is there but dilapidated buildings, what kind of charm and lifestyle will that bring to our magical West Shore? Lake Tahoe is to be cared for and it is also to be loved and enjoyed.
For anyone curious about what the plans entail, simply visit http://www.skihomewood.com and look for yourself. Iand#8217;m sure youand#8217;ll be pleasantly surprised to find an Old Tahoe feel with and#8220;Mom and Popand#8221; style stores and images of ice skating and skiing to be enjoyed by our future generations.
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