Tahoe Conservancy Hosts Community Meeting on Housing Crisis and How Conservancy Asset Lands Can Help

Published: Dec 12, 2019

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.—The California Tahoe Conservancy (Conservancy), joined by state and local partner agencies, hosted a community meeting Wednesday night on the housing crisis and potential solutions using Conservancy “asset” lands near the South Tahoe “Y.”

“We appreciate the thoughtful input from community members at Wednesday’s meeting,” said Brooke Laine, City of South Lake Tahoe Councilmember and Conservancy Board member. “We look forward to more dialogue to ensure these properties help address the housing crisis while achieving the community’s vision for these neighborhoods.”

Approximately 50 community members participated in the public meeting at South Tahoe High School. Based on a collaborative effort underway to address housing affordability at Tahoe, the Conservancy is partnering with the California Department of General Services and Department of Housing and Community Development to explore opportunities to provide housing on multiple sites in South Lake Tahoe. The Conservancy Board has designated 1860 Lake Tahoe Boulevard and 1029 Tata Lane as “asset lands” that could support sustainable development consistent with local planning. Both properties are subject to the City of South Lake Tahoe’s Tahoe Valley Area Plan.

By contrast, most of the Conservancy’s nearly 4,700 properties in the Lake Tahoe Basin are sensitive environmental lands and as such are protected for conservation and public access. The Conservancy and its partners will continue to seek public input on the future of the 1860 Lake Tahoe Boulevard and 1029 Tata Lane properties in the coming months.

Media contact: Chris Carney, communications director, 530-543-6057, chris.carney@tahoe.ca.gov

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The California Tahoe Conservancy is a State agency, established in 1985, with a mission to lead California’s efforts to restore and enhance the extraordinary natural and recreational resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Learn more at tahoe.ca.gov.