Lakeview Building allotted coverage |

Lakeview Building allotted coverage

The ability to develop in the Kingsbury area has been taken from Kahle Community Center and given to the Lakeview Professional Office Building.

The Douglas County Commission on Thursday swapped the land coverage already allocated to Kahle Community Park’s Phase III, which would include a swimming pool.

“Phase III probably won’t happen in the near future, to be blunt,” Commissioner Steve Weissinger said.

The county recently clashed with the Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority over funding for Phase II of the park. Although the TDVA, a room tax authority created by Nevada legislation, agreed to commit county room tax funds to paying off construction bonds for Phase II, commissioners don’t see a similar scenario in the near future for Phase III.

County Manager Dan Holler said he thought a planned land coverage challenge to Tahoe Regional Planning Agency classifications of the Lakeview Building site would be successful. The TRPA has zoned the area for only a small amount of coverage, but the county planning staff believes there has been more disturbance in that area then the TRPA originally thought. If the TRPA agrees, it would likely allow more development on the site.

This coverage, if approved by the TRPA, would then be transferred to Kahle for the Phase III project.

The office building will sit where Miner Chiropractic was located. Love’s Wedding Chapel will also be demolished to make way for the proposed development. Paul Kaleta, of Basin Strategies Planning and Consulting Services, said the Love’s site will be landscaped but not built upon.

The Lakeview Building is scheduled to move forward with construction this coming building season. In the Tahoe Basin, construction is only allowed from May 1 to Oct. 15.

Future phases of this project could include a restaurant where the Tahoe Nugget used to be, as well as retail shopping.

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