TRPA to open office on North Shore |

TRPA to open office on North Shore

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency will open an office near Tahoe City within months, marking the first time the bi-state authority will have a presence in North Tahoe in its 37-year history.

The TRPA is set to move into a two-story office building at Lake Forest Glen, about two miles east of Tahoe City. It will house four or five employees, who can accept

applications, said agency spokeswoman Julie Regan.

Although the South Lake Tahoe offices will remain the hub of the agency’s operations, Regan said the new offices will “keep people from having to drive to the South Shore for project applications.”

The Lake Forest Glen building will be shared with the Forest Service. The new office will also be a first for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the Forest Service in North Tahoe. The Forest Service does not have an opening date for the office.

The move may be a temporary measure for the TRPA, as the planning agency has been in discussions with Placer County on the possibility of moving into a new North Shore government center that the county is planning, according to Placer County Tahoe Manager Jennifer Merchant. Placer County plans to move its land use, redevelopment and possibly emergency services staff into its building when it opens.

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