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Future of ‘Y’ redevelopment, transit station before council

Susan Wood

The City Council will meet today on business ranging from the future of the Heavenly Village transit station, to planning for South Tahoe “Y” redevelopment. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. at City Council chambers.

The EDAW design firm will give a presentation on it concept for turning the Heavenly Village transit station into a visitor center. The city is expected to enter into a $1.6 million agreement with the California Tahoe Conservancy to transform the unoccupied site.

Regarding the transit station’s second floor, the local government may lease out for $42,000 the space to Heavenly Mountain Resort for gondola employee lockers. Part of the agreement includes Heavenly staffing at the transit station.

As for air transportation, the City Council may award the bid to fix the Lake Tahoe Airport runway to Sierra Nevada Construction of Sparks. The city’s portion of the $495,748 job is $1,300 if all goes as planned. The city expects to receive grant funding amounting to $25,000, with the Federal Aviation Administration due to pick up the majority of the project expense.

The city plans to spend $13,833 on consulting archaeologist Susan Lindstrom of Truckee to survey the site where the Tahoe Valley Community Plan lies overhead. As part of the environmental evaluation of the plan, the city needs to determine the heritage sensitivity of the area in question at the “Y.” More than $30,00 has been allocated to “Y” planning so far.

The city would also like to hear from anyone with a stake in its general plan and how that fits into the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s Pathway 2007 process. Pathway 2007 encompasses the growth and planning of the region, involving ways to make a community more pedestrian friendly and economically viable.

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– Susan Wood can be reached at (530) 542-8009 or via e-mail at swood@tahoedailytribune.com.