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Planning Meeting Sets Stage for Upcoming Three-Day Public Workshop to Develop Long-Term Goals for Kings Beach

July 05, 2013

A meeting in Kings Beach last month helped set the stage for an upcoming three-day public workshop that will help develop a plan for successful long-term environmental, community and economic benefit for Kings Beach. The Vision Plan, the culmination of several years of public input, has been shaped with ideas and goals developed by this North Tahoe community working closely with Placer County Planning staff.

 Kings Beach.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend any of the July public workshops, which are known as the Kings Beach Vision Charrette. Public participation will be instrumental in shaping the future of Kings Beach.

The Vision Plan is part of Placer County’s efforts to update its Community/General Plans in the Tahoe Basin. The county intends for the workshops to build upon the foundation established through the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s (TRPA) Pathway 2007 and Placer County’s Tahoe Community Plan Update. The efforts will create a Vision Plan illustrating the possibilities for the future of the Kings Beach commercial core and recreation areas as they evolve over the next 20-plus years.

The planning process intends to engage a broad audience to confirm the outcomes of the work done to date and provide an opportunity to generate new ideas that consider elements such as environmental restoration, prosperity, connectivity, recreation, quality of life, and new opportunities afforded with the Regional Plan Update and the Kings Beach Commercial Core Streetscape Improvements. 

The three-day Kings Beach Vision Charrette (Workshop Series) will be July 16-18, 2013, at the North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd., in Kings Beach. Below is a schedule for the public sessions where there will be opportunities for input:

July 16, 2013
(Please Note: There will be two sessions on July 16, each covering the same material). Noon to 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Public Presentation and Open House: Information stations, elements of the plan, and maps to discuss the future vision. The midday presentation begins at 12:15; the evening presentation begins at 5:15.

July 17, 2013
There are no public sessions scheduled. County Planning staff will meet with the TRPA, the County’s Community Plan Area Team, and community design consultants working on illustrations of Vision Plan ideas such as sketches, plans and diagrams.

July 18, 2013
County staff will meet throughout the day, continuing the work from the previous day. 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.: Public Presentation and Open House: Discuss plan progress and the illustrated ideas. The presentation begins at 5:15 p.m.

For additional information, For more information on the meeting dates for the Kings Beach Vision Charrette and the County’s Community Plan Update, please contact Crystal Jacobsen with the Placer County Planning Services Division at: 530-745-3000, or by email: Crystal Jacobsen, or visit the county’s Tahoe Basin Plan Update web page: Tahoe Basin CPU.