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Tahoe City Firehouse Properties Request for Information (RFI)

A Request for Information (RFI) to solicit proposals from developers and interested parties has been prepared and can be found at this link: Tahoe City Firehouse Properties Request for Information (RFI).

Please note ADDENDUM #1 has just been released and can be found at this link: Tahoe City Firehouse Properties RFI Addendum #1  The main purpose behind this Addendum is to extend the RFI submittal deadline to February 28, 2018.

At the bottom of this page please note the links for a summary of public outreach, concepts from the design charrette, accessibility reports, plans, photographs, etc.  Now that Addendum #1 has been released, please see that one more category has been added titled, West Commons Beach Alternative Analysis 2011.  For more information or to ask questions about any of this information please contact Suzy Vose at


The property is located at 300 and 380 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, California.  The County of Placer, the owner of the Commons Beach parcel in Tahoe City, including the Tahoe Community Center (TCC), the former Library/Chamber/Visitor Center building and former North Tahoe Fire Station 51 is requesting ideas for the reuse of the site.  These buildings make up what we are calling the Tahoe City Firehouse Properties (shown below).  The County of Placer is offering a long-term lease for the re-use development of the Tahoe City Firehouse Properties.

Currently, North Tahoe Arts occupies the Tahoe Community Center (green building above) on a month to month tenancy.  The Visitor Center building, a one story addition to the Tahoe Community Center, is vacant as is former Fire Station 51.

Over the past six months the County has collected public feedback via email, phone and public workshops to find out what the community would like to see at this location.  The public outreach process offered many intriguing ideas and though no consensus was reached several themes emerged included a common message that whatever ends up there should serve the community all times of the day, all seasons, and appeal to locals as well as visitors.

Accessibility and Condition Reports

Charrette Sketches

Community Outreach



Plans and Exhibits

West Commons Beach Alternative Analysis 2011