Placer County reviews Intrawest, Lahontan II plans
The proposed 747,000-square-foot Intrawest Village project may be approved today.
The Squaw Valley project, complete with 640 residential condominiums, 80 retail/restaurant establishments and two levels of underground parking goes before the Placer County Planning Commission this afternoon.
“The commission has the authority to grant approval for everything,” said Bill Combs with the Placer County Planning Department. “This could be the last action through the county.”
In December 1996, Intrawest announced its plans to build an alpine pedestrian village at the base of Squaw Valley in cooperation with Squaw Valley Ski Corp. Since then, the project has been through the environmental review process and will now go before the commission.
“The commission will consider the tentative map and everything associated with the project,” Combs said. “Tomorrow (Thursday) could be the green light to get going on it.”
Once construction on the project begins, it will take between five and seven years to complete the entire village.
The planning commission will also review proposed rezoning to allow for the construction of Lahontan II, a 164-acre northern addition to the gated-community southeast of Truckee on Highway 267.
Lahontan owners are requesting that 164 acres of land in the Martis Valley area be rezoned to allow for the construction of 73 residential units and two 9-hole golf courses. There will be no net increase of residential units in Lahontan as a whole, because developers propose to reduce the units in the original Lahontan from 565 to 464.
The meeting will be held at the Resort at Squaw Creek in the Grand Sierra Ballroom at 1:30 p.m. today.
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