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February 21, 2014
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First workshop set for Tahoe Valley Area Plan

People are being asked to come and share their ideas for the Tahoe Valley Area Plan at a meeting next Thursday.

“We consider this workshop the kickoff meeting for the Tahoe Valley Area Plan,” said John Hitchcock, project planning manager for South Lake Tahoe.

The Tahoe Valley Area Plan will be created as part of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s Regional Plan Update.

It would be South Lake Tahoe’s second area plan, following adoption last fall of the Tourist Core Area Plan.

The 335-acre planning boundary for the Tahoe Valley Area Plan centers around the intersection of U.S. Highway 50 and State Route 89.

“This end of town has been sitting on the sidelines for a while and now we’re putting some resources into a plan for the area,” Hitchcock said. He added that planners already have been reaching out to property owners and other stakeholders in the area.

“We’re hoping to have a draft plan ready for public circulation beginning in summer.”

People are asked to help craft a vision statement for the Tahoe Valley Area Plan, provide feedback on land use, transportation, recreation and conservation issues and share ideas on how to make the area more pedestrian friendly.

Discussions also will touch on the Tahoe Valley Community Plan that was prepared but never adopted.

“Are those visions still valid or are there other things the city should be considering for this side of town?” Hitchcock said. “We’re really interested in hearing what people have to say about what this end of town should look like.”

The Feb. 27 workshop is in the South Lake Tahoe City Council Chambers at 1901 Airport Road. It starts at 6 p.m.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Feb 21, 2014 06:23PM Published Feb 24, 2014 10:53AM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.