TRPA not to stand in way of fire rebuild |

TRPA not to stand in way of fire rebuild

Mary Thompson

Owners of the Lakefront Professional Building that was ravaged by a fire Sunday morning shouldn’t have trouble obtaining permits to rebuild at the same location, according to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and city officials.

Pam Drum, spokeswoman for TRPA, said TRPA rules and restrictions shouldn’t hinder rebuilding activity.

“Our rules allow buildings that are damaged by fire to be repaired or rebuilt,” Drum said. “Our rules shouldn’t be an obstacle.”

The city of South Lake Tahoe planning office also said that the owners are eligible to rebuild under a few conditions.

“They can rebuild as long as it’s the same size and meets updated design standards,” said Mary Kay McLanahan, associate city planner.

The now defunct 9,100-square-foot commercial complex that teeters on the edge of Lake Tahoe is

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