Meyers community plan dormant but not off the radar screen |

Meyers community plan dormant but not off the radar screen

Susan Wood

The Meyers gateway plan is in a holding pattern – but not off the radar screen of roundtable committee members and El Dorado County Supervisor Norma Santiago.

This “community plan,” as other areas of the region such as the Tahoe Valley “Y” proposal, map out the design of a neighborhood.

The Meyers visitor center is an unmanned tourist kiosk.

“I’d like to see someone there,” Santiago said. “We need that as the gateway. It’s the visitors’ first taste of the basin.”

There are plans to make the Meyers area a more pedestrian-friendly village. Talk of a “bear” theme – an idea spearheaded by a merchant – have subsided as wooden bear carvings are shown as roadside displays restricted by the current community plan.

Along the way, other improvements have resurfaced recently. But Santiago mentioned advocating the idea of erecting a big welcome sign.

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Other upgrades up for discussion include traffic light as part of a $300,000 traffic study; along with a critical bike-path link with Lake Tahoe Boulevard.

Resident and roundtable member Sue Novasel would like see getting a crosswalk back at Apache Drive and Highway 50, which was removed almost a decade ago.

These concepts will be considered and updated in the Meyers Community “gateway” Plan as the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency advances its regional plan highlighting the next 20 years of basin life.