Editorial: Your part in developing downtown | SierraSun.com

Editorial: Your part in developing downtown

An excellent example of what a good portion of downtown Truckee may look like in the future now exists for all to see.Last week a study of building types that could be built as part of the railyard development just east of Truckee’s historic heart was approved by the Town Council. By no means did the council approve what will actually be on the ground – they had to OK the study because of state funding – but the architectural examples are probably a good indicator of what types of uses – commercial and residential – will eventually be built, not to mention the look and feel of the place.But as Tony Lashbrook, Truckee’s town manager, said, planning for the railyard is still in its preliminary stages. A final master plan must be created that spells out exact uses, densities and the housing-commercial mix.That brings us to our point. The process is moving along, and if residents want to have some input they need to stay abreast of what is happening. The Sierra Sun will keep its readers apprised, but it is up to every resident to take the time to go to meetings or head to town hall to check out the renderings in the building types study for his or her self. Since the project is being planned by Holliday Development and the Town of Truckee – meaning all of us – it behooves every resident that cares about this town to check out the 20 housing types that could end up on the 21 acres in the middle of our community.

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