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Final Environmental Impact Report for the Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan

Placer County released a Final Environmental Impact Report (Final EIR) for the Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan on April 7, 2016. An electronic copy of the Final EIR and the final draft Specific Plan are available online at the Placer County website: http://www.placer.ca.gov/departments/communitydevelopment/envcoordsvcs/eir/villageatsquawvalley Due to the regional significance of the project, Placer County has determined that no hearings will be scheduled to consider the project entitlements... Read more »

Revised Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan as of April 1, 2016

On April 1st the revised Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan was posted on the Placer County website.  The plan is for 1493 additional bedrooms in 850 new dwelling units with 108 ft. as the maximum height of any of the buildings.  The plan also calls for 150 bedrooms for employee housing on the East Parcel across from the Squaw Valley Academy near the entrance to the Valley. The Draft EIR for this proposed project was released in mid May 2015.  The Public Comment period on the Draft EIR ended... Read more »

Village at Squaw Valley Expansion – Draft Environmental Impact Report

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on the proposed expansion of the Village at Squaw Valley was released on May 18, 2015.  This release starts the 60 day Public Comment period, which will expire on July 17, 2015.  This expansion proposal, if approved, would have significant environmental impacts on the valley according to the EIR.  The Specific Plan proposes the construction of 850 dwelling units with a total of 1493 bedrooms.  Some would be timeshares and fractional ownerships,... Read more »

Development Boom in the Lake Tahoe and Truckee Area

Subsequent to our November 24th blog post—Full Steam Ahead on North Lake Tahoe /Truckee Development—Moonshine Ink published an article on the development boom in the North Lake Tahoe/Truckee area that lists 12 major development projects and provides details and updates of those projects. The proposals include modification of ski resort master plans, commercial and residential developments as well as mixed-use projects. Many of these projects are the subject of a great deal of controversy. Websites... Read more »

Squaw Valley Ski Holdings Challenges Incorporation With $253,000

The Incorporate Olympic Valley  movement has encountered opposition from Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, owners of the Squaw Valley ski area and 51% of Alpine Meadows, and Save Olympic Valley(SOV), an alliance of residents, property owners and businesses in the valley.  On their website and in regularly appearing full page advertisements in the local newspapers  Save Olympic Valley has expressed doubt about the financial feasibility of the proposed incorporated town of Olympic Valley. Their advertising... Read more »

Water Resources are Sufficient to Support Village Expansion

The draft Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan Water Supply Assessment was presented to the Squaw Valley Public Service District (SVPSD) Board of Directors on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.  The conclusion of that report is that the aquifers in Olympic Valley can supply the water needs of both the expected increase use of water by the proposed Village at Squaw Valley Expansion project and other future demands for water in the valley.  The study analyzed water demand and supply during past dry periods... Read more »

Video Interview with IOV Board Members Dr. Fred Ilfeld and Tom Day

Miles Clark from SnowBrains.com interviewed Dr. Fred Ilfeld and Tom Day, Board Member of Incorporate Olympic Valley (IOV), on May 19th, 2014.   As you know, if you have been following my Blog Posts, the controversy over both the grass roots movement to incorporate Olympic Valley and Squaw Valley Ski Holdings (SVSH) plans to expand the Village at Squaw Valley has heated up and become very public. SVSH has taken a strong stand against incorporation and has asked the Local Agency Formation Commission... Read more »

Controversy Over Village at Squaw Valley Expansion and Incorporate Olympic Valley Heating Up

It appears that the battle lines are being drawn and the supporters and those opposed to these two closely linked important proposals are taking their positions and making them publicly known.  How are these two proposals linked?  Many say that the Incorporate Olympic Valley committee was formed to stop the Village at Squaw Valley expansion, others say it was formed to control the development.  Whatever the reason, the committee was formed after Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, LLC (Squaw Valley) introduced... Read more »

Disparate Views on the Village at Squaw Valley Expansion Plan

The comment period on the Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the Village at Squaw Valley expansion proposal ended on March 24th. Approximately 50 comments were received. Issues raised in these comments include noise impact both during and after construction, water supply availability, traffic, and obstruction of mountain views. These are the same complaints raised in response to this project since its inception in spite of the fact that the project has been reduced by approximately one-third. Comments... Read more »

Revised Proposal Reduces Village Expansion By 1/3rd!

It seems that KSL Capital Partners has listened to the public response to the original Village at Squaw Valley Expansion plan.  When the original development plan was first introduced more than a year ago, it got a strong negative reaction from both local property owners and businesses, long time Squaw Valley skiers and  environmentalists.  It caused a local grassroots movement resulting in the creation of Friends of Squaw Valley and Incorporate Olympic Valley.  KSL responded by meeting... Read more »

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