CIty applies for grant to fix up boat beach |

CIty applies for grant to fix up boat beach

The city of South Lake Tahoe submitted a grant proposal Friday, seeking funding for improvements around El Dorado Beach.

The grant requests $375,000 from the California Department of Boating and Waterways for additional car and trailer parking, rest room retrofits to meet handicap standards and potential changes to parking lot access.

City Associate Planner Lisa O’Daly said the proposal had to be submitted before May 1 to be eligible. However, grants that will be funded might not be selected until next year.

O’Daly said that gives the city time to do environmental analysis of the area and figure out actual engineering and design options.

The funding request is part of an ongoing city effort to improve the El Dorado Beach area.

The city acquired two parcels behind the Timberlake Inn, located at 993 San Jose Ave., in 1988 and subsequently secured funding to purchase the Inn but never gained ownership.

Although the California Tahoe Conservancy approved granting the city funding at its April 20 meeting, O’Daly said there has been no offer from the city to purchase the Timberlake.

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