Council expected to approve plans to clear redevelopment land for Marriott |

Council expected to approve plans to clear redevelopment land for Marriott

Robert Stern

Demolition and clearing of property at the Park Avenue project is expected to be voted on by the South Lake Tahoe City Council tonight.

The council is expected to approve a $423,700 bid to demolish and clear land for the construction of the Marriott time-share hotel. Hotel construction is scheduled to begin on May 15.

The structures to be demolished are the Lake Tahoe Inn, Meadowood Lodge, Park Avenue Motel and Alpine Inn and Spas and a house on Fern Road.

Other items on the City Council agenda include:

n Whether to support the purchase of the Timberlake Inn to construct extra parking for the El Dorado County boat ramp. The purchase would be funded by a grant from the California Tahoe Conservancy. The theory is that it will help alleviate parking congestion for Harrison Avenue business owners after the Harrison Avenue beautification project is complete. The city would pay for demolition of the Timberlake Inn and acquisition of three 1-foot strip parcels of land, estimated to cost a total of $35,000. Design and construction of the parking facility is estimated to cost $250,000 and would be paid for by a grant from the Department of Boating and Waterways, which the city would apply for. The conservancy would also use this property and previously acquired land to continue with two Environmental Improvement Plan projects.

n Whether to approve a conceptual plan for Ski Run Boulevard, which will include bike trails, curb and gutter improvements and landscaping. The city would use $106,000 for curbs and gutters if necessary, and approve the use of $302,738 set aside for the South Y Community Plan, if more money is needed. The city does not anticipate the South “Y” will need all the funds. The California Tahoe Conservancy has already pledged $1.5 million for the project.

What: South Lake Tahoe City Council

When: Today, 6 p.m.

Where: City Council Chambers,1900 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

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