Town of Truckee seeks input for county corp yard site |

Town of Truckee seeks input for county corp yard site

Sun File PhotoThe old county corporation yard next to the Truckee River. The Town of Truckee wants to renovate the site, and some suggestions have come forward and#8212; including a park and a library and#8212; from members of the public.

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; In an effort to harvest public input, Truckee redevelopment officials plan to host three redevelopment workshops regarding the Nevada County corporation yard site, with the first to start Sept. 15.

David Griffith, redevelopment and housing coordinator for the Town of Truckee, said the town sees redevelopment at the site as a rare opportunity to stimulate growth and revitalization along the Truckee River corridor in downtown Truckee.

and#8220;I think weand#8217;ll be bringing the final feasibility study for approval by the council in January,and#8221; Griffith said, adding the other two workshops will be sometime in mid-November and mid-December.

He said the goal of the process is to produce a plan for a project that incorporates river-oriented private development with river-oriented public spaces.

and#8220;It will be one of the first ever of its kind to plan and design a project that recognizes the Truckee River in the downtown area as it is as an asset for the project,and#8221; he said.

During the public input and brainstorming session, to be led by BMS Design Group based out of Nevada City, Griffith said attendees will be bused to the site for observation before returning to town hall for discussion.

Griffith said as part of the feasibility study, the town will also address current conditions of the surrounding neighborhood while creating a vision to stimulate future revitalization activity eastward along West River Street to Bridge Street.

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