Barton Ranch demolition permit tabled indefinitely |

Barton Ranch demolition permit tabled indefinitely

Tom Lotshaw

Barton Ranch might not be saved. But plans to tear down its historic buildings are on hold at least for now.

South Lake Tahoe Planning Commission members on Thursday indefinitely tabled their consideration of a demolition permit requested for the property.

The owner of the property, the Mosher family, asked for the permit application to be tabled indefinitely as they continue to meet with the Lake Tahoe Historical Society to see if there are any options for the ranch other than demolition.

“They are still thinking about some other options,” Hilary Roverud, director of development services for South Lake Tahoe, told members of the planning commission.

“We proposed to continue (the permit request) to July and yesterday we got a call from the applicant’s representative asking we continue it out further to give them time to consider other options.”

Barton Ranch is on Emerald Bay Road just south of the “Y” intersection. It is one of the South Shore’s last links to historic cattle ranching operations in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Buildings on the property include a ranch house and barn that date back to about 1900 and three guesthouses that date back to about 1945.

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