Structural Engineer finds no structural damage to leased facility

Submitted to the Tribune

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – On Wednesday, Feb. 9, out of an abundance of caution, the City closed 1679 Shop St., which is currently leased by the Tahoe Transportation District for fleet maintenance operations. A building inspector responded to concerns of structural integrity issues and made a determination to close the facility until a structural engineer could be retained and conduct a full evaluation of the building.

According to the structural engineer’s assessment on Monday, Feb. 14, there is no structural damage to the facility. The assessment recommends replacing sheetrock that has visible cracks due to humidity. The building, rafts, and roof all remain in good condition.

Until such time that the sheetrock issues have been remedied, the City has provided TTD with a full bus maintenance facility at the Public Works fleet maintenance building.



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