Tahoe redevelopment plan continues to evolve
After five years, over 400 community meetings and four significant project reductions, The Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan has seen significant change over time. The project has been reduced by 50 percent since inception, and is just 38 percent of what is allowable per the Squaw Valley General Plan and Land Use Ordinance.
The Village at Squaw Valley redevelopment project will provide new on-site lodging opportunities removing upwards of 2,000 skiers/riders from the road on peak days.
The plans for the Mountain Adventure Camp are in the conceptual stage, but among its possible activities are fitness training, performing arts, zip-lining, simulated sky diving, swimming, therapeutic pools and rock climbing.
Of the 93 acres proposed for redevelopment, only 12 acres will be dedicated to buildings.
The tallest buildings in the plan are 96 feet tall, comparable to a six story building. Buildings are designed to be varying in height and non-imposing, with step downs on building wings and in areas adjacent to existing village buildings to create a blended appearance. Most existing village buildings stand at four stories tall.
The entitlements for the project would permit redevelopment over a 25-year period to design, build, sell and operate the entire master plan as it relates to market conditions.
The Squaw Valley Public Service District’s Water Supply Assessment indicates that there is enough water in the basin directly under The Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan property to serve both the project and the future cumulative demand within Olympic Valley.
There will be no change in the number of parking spaces available at the resort, but the project plans for two levels of structured parking to accommodate day skiers and employees.
90 percent of The Village at Squaw redevelopment would happen on existing asphalt parking lots already zoned for development.
If approved, the project would commit $2 million to the restoration of Squaw Creek, $2 million annually to help fund Olympic Valley environmental initiatives, and $6 million to parks and recreation, including the completion of the Squaw Valley bike path and an official trailhead, parking and restroom facilities for the Granite Chief and Shirley Canyon trails.
The Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan is scheduled for consideration by the Placer County Planning Commission on Aug. 11 at 10:00 a.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center located at 8318 North Lake Boulevard in Kings Beach, CA.
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