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Placer County Tahoe Plan code changes encourages redevelopment; community concerns expressed

Laney Griffo | Sierra Sun
February 5, 2023

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Placer County has introduced a large package of changes to the Tahoe Area Plan codes, many of which are meant to encourage development in city and town centers. However, several of the changes have raised red flags among some environmental organizations.

The Tahoe Basin Area Plan was first adopted in 2017 by Placer County and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, and is consistent with the TRPA regional plan. The Area Plan encompasses 72.1 square miles and nearly 10,000 full-time residents, in Kings Beach/Stateline and Tahoe City, which accounts for more than 60% of the permanent population, as well as Carnelian Bay, Dollar Point, Sunnyside, Homewood, Tahoe Vista, and Tahoma.

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