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Truckee Townhomes project construction to begin in ’06

David Bunker, Sierra Sun

The Truckee Town Council approved a two-year extension to the development agreement on the Truckee Townhomes project, requiring the seven affordable and 24 market-rate units that the original agreement outlined.

The construction of the 31-unit Truckee Townhomes project, located on 2.39 acres south of the cemetery off of East Jibboom Street, has been delayed by minor soil contamination on the site. The project was originally approved by the council in 2001.

The new agreement requires construction to begin by March 2006 and end by March 2008.

The applicants also returned to get approval on a dead-end road configuration on East Jibboom Street that would allow fire trucks to turn around. The street will become a through street if an adjoining property is developed as approved.

The council extended the agreement for the 31-unit project with the proposed road configuration and 75 parking spaces. The applicants will be responsible for a 20 percent contribution to a sidewalk that connects the project to downtown.

In other news

The Truckee Police Department will create a unit to strictly enforce lawful use of the disabled parking spaces in town under a new town ordinance. The program will also educate the public on the needs of disabled residents.

A violation of the ordinance will result in a $300 fine. That money will now go to the Town of Truckee rather than the state.

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