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Eight acres donated to local Catholic church

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East West Partners recently donated eight acres of land to the Assumption Parish of Truckee, which hopes to build a newer and larger Catholic church to serve more residents. The parcel of land is near the Bluff’s neighborhood at Gray’s Crossing.

The final documents were executed on Aug. 31, 2006, by Father Stanley Poltorak, Pastor, Assumption Parish of Truckee; William Weigand, Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Sacramento; and Rick McConn, Project Manager, East West Partners, Lake Tahoe.

“This donation was not part of any formal agreement we had when we purchased the land in 2001,” said McConn. “But the company decided to make this donation as a sign of our commitment to the local community.”

Gray’s Crossing is a 700-acre, single-family home community built around the private Peter Jacobsen/Jim Hardy, 18-hole championship golf course and club house, slated for a summer 2007 completion date.

Approximately 418 acres of Gray’s Crossing’s will be permanent open space with six miles of hiking, biking and nature trails.

Within the next few months, officials will be preparing a site plan for the new church. The facility will eventually replace the existing church in downtown Truckee.

As part of the agreement, the parish has three years to demonstrate its ability to raise sufficient funds to build a new church and any other components such as office space, meeting facilities and classrooms.

The church has raised more than $900,000 to date. For more information and photos of the land, visit http://www.assumptiontruckee.com.

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