PC 3: A long way to go
Close to 40 people used the June 6 public workshop on Planned Community-3 to express their thoughts about the proposed development.
According to Duane Hall, Truckee town planner, their comments will be incorporated into a formal summary plan.
The preliminary summary plan indicates PC-3 will be a mixed use development, with a highway, service, commercial, multi-family residential and industrial uses.
PC-3, owned by the Joerger Family Association, is bordered by Highway 267 to the south and the Truckee Tahoe Airport to the north. Once completed, the 267 Bypass will bisect PC-3
According to Hall, the participants used the workshop to air “what they liked, and what they disliked” about the summary plan.
Hall said that while the workshop was an informal one, town staff and the developer’s agents, Design Workshop of Zephyr Cove, were in attendance.
Next, town staff and the developers will evaluate the comments and formulate a formal summary plan.
That plan will include a request by the developers for the town to initiate the public involvement program, which will include a series of of workshops, the last of which will be presented before the planning commission and town council.
Out of the summary plan and the public involvement program will arise the specific plan. The Town of Truckee General Plan mandates a specific plan because of the amount of development expected on PC-3.
The summary plan is the first step in a process that, according to Hall, could take from 15 to 24 months before building begins.
Among other things, the specific plan will require public review and hearings, an environmental impact report and ultimately town council approval.
Town staff is still accepting written comments on the summary plan until June 25.
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