Commission clears Ski Run, convention center projects |

Commission clears Ski Run, convention center projects

The South Lake Tahoe Planning Commission wrapped up a five-plus hour meeting, approving a shopping center revamp at Ski Run Boulevard and the environmental documentation for the $410 million convention center project headed to the City Council next week.

A Placerville businessman intends to extend his 13,000-square-foot single-structure Ski Run Center anchored by Kentucky Fried Chicken with two remodeled buildings spanning 21,000 square feet.

If all goes as planned, Bill Edwards of Gersick Enterprises will begin the project on the southeast corner of Ski Run and complete it by 2008. The original center was built in 1962.

The planning commission approved the project, still pending with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, with minor modifications to a wall, City Attorney Catherine DiCamillo said.

DiCamillo was mainly on hand for a necessary step in advancing the convention center project, which includes two condominium hotels on 12 acres near Stateline.

The City Council is due to thoroughly review the project’s supporting environmental documents at its June 29 meeting.

Planning Commissioner Bob Hedley said no concerns were raised about the presentation from Lake Tahoe Development Co.

“Overall, we just felt fortunate we have these projects going forward,” he said.

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