Tahoe Conservancy ponders $4 million Tahoe land purchase
The California Tahoe Conservancy will vote Friday on a proposal to buy the majority of a Kings Beach subdivision and a cluster of lots on the West Shore for more than $4 million.
The purchase, part of a program that has preserved nearly 5,000 Tahoe parcels from development since 1985, is one of the conservancy’s larger recent purchases, said Bruce Eisner, program manager for the California Tahoe Conservancy.
If the Kings Beach purchase is approved, it will keep development from 35 lots of eastern Kings Beach that is accessed by a narrow street, and has no sewer or water.
The conservancy looks to purchase parcels that are environmentally sensitive and that have no road, water or sewer service, said Eisner.
Neighbors along the narrow Park Lane vocally opposed efforts to extend the road last year, fearing it would open up the 44 undeveloped parcels to building .
If approved, the California Tahoe Conservancy will pay $3.2 million for the 6.22 acres in King Beach subdivision known as Sunset Pines.
Property owner Ettore Bertagnolli would keep ownership of the remaining nine parcels, and intends to build his home on two of the lots, according to Tahoe Conservancy reports.
Eight parcels in the West Shore community of Tahoe Pines, that either have no roads or only dirt roads along the properties, are also up for purchase by the conservancy for just over $1 million.
The conservancy has been slowly piecing together land in Tahoe Pines, said Eisner.
The California Tahoe Conservancy meets at the Lake Tahoe Community College in South Lake Tahoe on Friday at 10 a.m.
” David Bunker, Sierra Sun
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