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City Council to discuss Ski Run parcels

Elaine Goodman / Tahoe Daily Tribune

The South Lake Tahoe City Council on Tuesday will discuss what to do with two redevelopment agency-owned parcels on Ski Run Boulevard.

One of the parcels is at the southwest corner of Ski Run Boulevard and Highway 50 and is approximately 66,000 square feet.

The other parcel, about 22,500 square feet, is at the southeast corner of Ski Run Boulevard and Paradise Avenue.

Last summer, the city solicited letters of interest from private parties that might want to develop the sites. Eight responses were received.

But in September, the council decided to look at selling the parcels instead to help raise funds for a new city hall.

Now, Redevelopment Director Gene Palazzo is recommending that the city retain ownership of the parcels and ask developers for proposals for the lots.

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“It is in the best interest of the city/(redevelopment) agency to keep control of the properties until a developer can be identified and guarantees are in place for their development,” Palazzo said in a report to the council. “It also provides the City Council/Agency Board as policy makers, more control of developer selection, site and building design, and commercial/retail use of the site.”

A June 2006 appraisal placed the value of the parcel at the corner of Ski Run Boulevard and Highway 50 at $2 million to $2.4 million – a value that has likely dropped, the report notes.

In March 2008, the lot at Ski Run Boulevard and Paradise Avenue was appraised at about $700,000.

– The council will hear an update on a rewrite of the city’s general plan.

– The Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce will make a presentation on a geotourism initiative for the area.

The meeting starts at 9 a.m. and is in council chambers at the Lake Tahoe Airport.

A full agenda and staff reports are available at http://www.cityofslt.us.