Scrutinize redevelopment proposals for the Tahoe Biltmore and Tahoe Mariner properties in Crystal Bay, Nevada
- North Lake Tahoe
- United States of America
Boulder Bay, LLC is working on a conceptual plan to redevelop the present Tahoe Biltmore and former Tahoe Mariner properties, which they own in Crystal Bay, Nevada.
As part of their planning effort, they submitted on January 15, 2008 a request to the Washoe County Community Development authority, for right-of-way abandonment affecting three county roads. The applicant request includes the elimination of Reservoir Drive and a portion of Wassou Rd. and a major realignment of both Wassou Road, and Lakeview Avenue.
This “realignment” would include a variance to County code because their plans include new road construction which would exceed the County’s maximum allowable grade.
The County’s action on this request is scheduled before the Washoe County Planning Commission on May 6, 2008.
The developer is keenly interested in securing approval on the road abandonment/slope variance as it is an essential ingredient to the extremely large scale of their proposed project. It is a high-density, high occupancy project. While the developers plans remain in flux, all variations of their plans appear to project 300-400 condominiums (much in fractional ownership), additional hotel and employee living units, and significant commercial, gaming and meeting space (most recently proposed at around 77,000 square feet). This single project development may increase the size of Crystal Bay by 2 to 3 times (as measure by residents, assessor parcel numbers, etc.).
The development project is clearly oversized for the area and will adversely affect the community. The effects include reduced options for access and a negative traffic impact on existing substandard infrastructure. And there are many other problematic aspects of the proposed development (which include nonconformance with the local community plan, parking, safety, etc.).
However this petition is focused on rejection of the road abandonment/slope variance request since it creates design, safety and traffic impact issues which are detrimental and discriminatory to the local community.
We, the undersigned, hereby request that the Washoe County Planning Commission reject the request and application submitted to them on behalf of Boulder Bay, LLC for right-of-way abandonment and variances associated with their proposed redevelopment of the Tahoe Biltmore and Tahoe Mariner properties in Crystal Bay, Nevada.
The right-of-way abandonment and slope variances create design, safety and traffic impact issues which are detrimental and discriminatory to the local community.
The Scrutinize redevelopment proposals for the Tahoe Biltmore and Tahoe Mariner properties in Crystal Bay, Nevada petition to North Lake Tahoe was written by Ann Nichols and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.