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Planning Commission to review Gray’s Crossing environmental report

Scott Hess

The proposed “Gray’s Crossing” (PC-2) project’s draft environmental impact report will be available for review and presented to the Town of Truckee Planning Commission tonight at the planning commission meeting at town hall.

The planning commission will have an opportunity to comment on the DEIR and suggest modifications if necessary. The public can voice its opinion by submitting written comments to the town by Aug. 8.

The DEIR outlines the expected and unexpected environmental impacts that could occur if the project is approved. The planning commission will have a chance to comment on the report and suggest modifications. The DEIR was released to the public June 16 and the public review period is open until 5 p.m. on Aug. 8.

According to a public notice, the DEIR will highlight issues pertaining to land use, housing, visual resources, air quality, noise, biological and natural resources, geology and soils, hydrology and water quality, transportation and circulation, cultural and paleontological resources and community services.

The notice lists Gray’s Crossing as a “destination recreation mixed use project.” If approved, the area would include commercial, lodging, residential, golf course, an eight-acre church site and open space on the property, which totals 757 acres. The plot straddles State Route 89, just north of Interstate 80 and south of the Prosser Lake View Estates and Sugar Pine Estates.

The DEIR is available for public review at the Truckee Community Development Department on Airport Road, at the Truckee Library and at http://www.pacificmunicipal.com/truckee/grayscrossing.pdf.