The Homewood Resort Master Plan project is currently on hold as the developer deals with other extenuating circumstances. However on the Homewood page of JMA Ventures website they indicate that they do plan to move ahead with this project in the future. It is my understanding that they are keeping their permits current.
The goal of this development plan is to revitalize the Lake Tahoe community of Homewood and preserve the Homewood Ski Area with ski-in-ski-out lodging and a Slope Side Mountain Village that becomes a community center.
Project Benefits to the community
The ski area has two base areas; North and South. In the Homewood Resort Master Plan the North Base will be the location of the Village with a 75 room Five Star Hotel, four Lodge style buildings with a maximum of ninety-one residential condominiums, approximately 13 employee housing units, underground guest parking, a three story parking structure for day skiers, commercial space for shops and food service and ski area base facilities. The South Base will be entirely residential with a maximum of 48 Ski-in/Ski-out Chalets and a three story Lodge with 47 multi-family condominiums.
JMA Ventures, the owners of Homewood, first announced the Homewood Resort Master Plan for the creation of a Village at the base of the ski area in 2006 just shortly after they acquired the ownership of the resort. Since that time they have gone through all of the necessary regulatory approval steps with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) and Placer County. The county and TRPA approved the EIR-EIS and the plan in December 2011. As with most development proposals in the Tahoe area this proposal resulted in a loud outcry of disapproval by the environmentalist community. In January 2012 a public interest law firm Earthjustice, representing the Tahoe Area Sierra Club and the Friends of the West Shore, filed a lawsuit in federal court against JMA, Placer County and TRPA in an attempt to either stop the project or scale it back. In January 2013 Judge William B Shubb ruled in TRPA’s favor on most of the issues and sent one issue back to the Agency for further review. This put a halt to the project. On January 30, 2014 the lawsuit was settled. JMA is revising the plan to conform with the settlement and resubmitting it to both the TRPA and Placer County for final approval.
If you are interested in possibly purchasing property in the new Village, submit a Request for Information(on the Contact Me button above) with your name and contact information and a brief description of what type of property you would like. I expect that once the project gets final approval and their other issues are resolved a Pre-Sale campaign will start almost immediately. I will make sure that you are registered.