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Kahle Phase 2 – It’s a go

by Michael Schneider

The Douglas Commission Thursday voted to enter into negotiations for Phase 2 of the Kahle Park Project with the architectural firm which completed Phase 1.

Eissmann-Pence will likely charge the county about $160,000 to complete its design services for the project which is estimated to cost a total of $2 million.

Scott Morgan, director of community services, said Eissmann-Pence designed the Supreme Court building in Carson City in addition to numerous projects in Colorado.

The second phase of the project will be paid for with room tax funds, a move which hasn’t sat well with those involved in bringing tourists to Tahoe.

Two Douglas commissioners also voted against funding the project in January, saying funding for a project for South Shore residents shouldn’t come from tourism promotion funds.

“I think there’s been enough discussion on Kahle,” Commissioner Steve Weissinger said Thursday, moving approval.

When Phase 2 is complete, it will add a recreation center with a basketball court, two volleyball courts, a jogging track, a weight room with cardiovascular equipment, a child-care center, and an indoor playground to Kahle.

Thursday’s vote was unanimous.

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