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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 was released on November 1, 2017 and can be found at this link: Tahoe City Firehouse Properties Request for Information (RFI).  Addendum #1 was released on December 1, 2017 and can be found at this link: Tahoe City Firehouse Properties Addendum #1


RFI Submittals were due on February 28, 2018 and the County received the following four Submittals:

  1. The Commonwell - website:
  2. Museum of Sierra Ski History - website:
  3. The Public House
  4. Siren Arts of Tahoe City - website:


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 (Visitor Center) 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 above).  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 TCC and Visitor Center on a month to month tenancy and the former Fire Station 51 is vacant with the exception of some stored rescue equipment.

Over the past year, 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 including a common message that whatever ends up there should serve the community all times of the day, all seasons, and appeal to visitors as well as locals.

Accessibility and Condition Reports

Charrette Sketches

Community Outreach



Plans and Exhibits

West Commons Beach Alternative Analysis 2011