It seems like every time you turn the pages of the Sierra Sun or Moonshine Ink (our local newspapers) or drill down on-line that there is something new in the neighborhood or news of continued approvals on projects that can only enhance the value of .
And with spring in the subject of our blogs this month it seems only appropriate to share some local insight as to what is blooming on the forefront of the construction season, and then some.
Truckee Springs’ Future in Focus
It’s been a while since the was presented in front of the In fact, it was 2013 when the Division first reviewed the Truckee Springs Draft Master Plan; at that time the Division provided a lengthy ‘to do’ list that included yet was not limited to local development standards, land uses, density values, and more.
At this time, the Town of Truckee is reviewing the plan and the Springs’ application which includes 26.2 acres on the underdeveloped property at the west end of South River Street that has the potential to be the home of a 120 room hotel, 40 single family units, or 80 multi-family residential units. Bonus features in and around the project include restoration of the historic ice pond, a riverside pedestrian and bike trail, and a commitment from the developers to retain some open space for all to enjoy along the Truckee River.
Truckee Railyard to “Redefine Truckee Living”
For those who are not as familiar with this major infrastructure improvement to the town of Truckee, CA, read on.
Over the years that has been involved in our community, we have seen a tremendous growth in the full time population – for lots of great reasons. We have to concur that living in and around the Truckee region has to be one of the greatest environments in which to raise a family or improve one’s overall lifestyle. Yet with growth, comes many demands for more housing, enhanced shopping and dining opportunities, and then some.
While all of these needs are indeed important, residents continue to caution developers to ensure the project mirrors the well-loved destinations ‘attributes and image.
With this well know, the Truckee Railyard project includes a well defined ‘mixed-use” plan complete with walking paths, natural landscape, and outdoor venues for friends and family to gather … within all three phases – or “Districts” of the project.
Phase One is called the DE District (Downtown Extension District) which will be the most intensely developed District in the Master Plan. This will tie in the existing commerce area around Commercial Row into this first District which will be home to new retail, restaurants and recreation.
Phase Two, known as the TC District (Trout Creek District) and is primarily focused on a mix of multi-family and single family homes in and around the downtown area.
Phase Three focuses on the industrial and historical aspects of this master planned project and is called the IH District – an abbreviation of Industrial Heritage District.
Development in the IH District will be designed to reflect historic uses on the site which include the buildings and mill associated with railyard operations.
As with any initial vision for a project this large in scope and potential impact, we can expect numerous town meetings which have and will continue to refine the final plan before all is said and done.
In an effort to keep you posted on the Truckee Railyard project, we have included a direct link to that was submitted for further review and discussion on March 16, 2016. to view this extensive document. And, if you ever have any questions about activities and future developments in the Truckee/Tahoe region, please give us a call at 530-582-8103 or visit our website at at any time.
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