TRPA considering North Shore office |

TRPA considering North Shore office

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is closing its request for proposals to lease 2,000 square feet of office space on the California side of North Lake Tahoe. The agency will begin to look at proposals Tuesday.

The agency wants North Shore office space to improve customer service and better serve that side of the lake.

“We’ve heard from the community that they want us to be more accessible on the North Shore,” said TRPA spokesperson Julie Regan.

The location will serve as a satellite office for the TRPA – whose main office is in Stateline – for two years.

“Long term we would be very interested in collaborating with Placer County or other … agencies in the area to look for office space,” Regan said.

The number of employees who would work at the office had not been determined, but staffing environmental review service positions such as planners is a priority, Regan said.

“It makes sense to have someone from that program stationed at the office because we have so many projects on the North Shore,” Regan said.

Architects in Incline Village expressed interest in the possibility of a TRPA office nearby.

“That would save me a drive to South Lake,” said Peggy Colombo, a representative from Smith Design Group. Colombo said Smith Design frequents the TRPA office when they have questions or need to look up old files.

Steven Cruz, owner of Cruz Construction also said he thought a North Shore office would be more convenient.

“It would be a great idea for the homeowners, a lot easier for them (to do project review),” Cruz said.

Deputy Director for the TRPA, Carl Hasty said the TRPA is remaining flexible in regard to its options.

“The first step for us is to see what is out there,” Hasty said. “At this point we’re just exploring possibilities.”

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