KINGS BEACH, Calif. -- The Placer County Department of Public Works today released the final environmental document for the Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement Project. The 3,200-page document is the culmination of years of work and public involvement. If approved, the project will improve water quality in the lake by reducing polluted runoff that reaches the lake, improve streetscape aesthetics and improve pedestrian and bicycle access to the roadway, and also will enhance the overall appearance of a 1.1-mile stretch of Highway 28 that runs through the commercial core area of the North Lake Tahoe community.
In the final document, Public Works is recommending a three-lane hybrid alternative that provides seasonal on-street parking with a three-lane configuration and roundabouts. In addition to the improvements noted above, this alternative will provide more formalized replacement parking on and off the highway and extend sidewalks into the Kings Beach neighborhood to better accommodate access to the new parking facilities.
The project is tentatively scheduled for review and consideration by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) Advisory Planning Commission on June 11 and the Placer County Planning Commission on June 18. Both commissions will make recommendations to their higher governing bodies, the TRPA Governing Board and Placer County Board of Supervisors. Those meetings are expected to occur later in June and July.
An electronic copy of the environmental document will be available by Wednesday, May 28, on the Public Works’ website: http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Works/Projects/KingsBeach.aspx.
In addition, hard copies of the environmental report are available at:
Kings Beach Branch of the Placer County Library
301 Secline Dr.,
Kings Beach, California
Tahoe City Branch of the Placer County Library
740 N. Lake Blvd. (in the Boatworks)
Tahoe City, California
Placer County Tahoe City offices
565 West Lake Blvd
Tahoe City, California 96145-1909
Placer County Truckee offices
Pioneer Commerce Center,
10825 Pioneer Trail, Suite 105
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
128 Market St.
An electronic copy will also be available on the TPRA’s website: www.trpa.org