Below, please find several announcements and updates on upcoming events and other important news. Please share this news broadly with your members and email lists. We hope to see you soon!
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Through key stakeholder and public engagement, The Mountain Housing Council and its 29 partners have culminated more than four years of collaboration into one Regional Housing Implementation Plan. This plan lays out an innovative Achievable Housing for All (AHA) process in order to clear obstacles for developers and help provide the community with the types of housing we want in our region:
Placer County Housing Code Related Amendments Will Return to the Board
On November 16, the Placer County Board of Supervisors reviewed Housing Code Amendments and voted to postpone any consideration for adoption until the first quarter of 2022. The proposed amendments create additional incentives to build affordable workforce housing and adjust regulations in order to streamline the review process and provide greater certainty. Information on the Amendments is located here.
Placer County Closer to Short-Term Rental Ordinance Options
Placer County has issued a temporary moratorium on new short-term rental (STR) permits in eastern Placer County through March 2022. This has allowed county staff time to study the impact of STRs and survey the community. View recent FlashVote results here. Staff is scheduled to provide the Board of Supervisors an update and options on Dec 14.
Truckee 2040 General Plan Update
In late October, Truckee’s Planning Commission forwarded their recommendations to the Town Council, which reflected custom land use alternatives, with some open questions. Last week, the Council then discussed the final land use map, and was tasked with selecting a 2040 General Plan preferred land use map, as well as directing staff to move forward with the next phase – the Environmental Impact Report and policy development for each Element. Learn more about the Council’s direction on the Alternatives and an overview of both staff and Planning Commission recommendations here.
PROJECTS IN THE WORKS
Dollar Creek Crossing
The Placer County Board of Supervisors and the North Tahoe Regional Advisory Council recently received input on Dollar Creek Crossing’s Conceptual Site Plan. The plan proposes up to 60 units of for-sale housing, a mix of townhouses (some with junior accessory dwelling units) and cottages targeting 80-220% AMI, and up to 90 units of rental apartments targeting 30-220% AMI, depending on funding availability.
Truckee Artist Lofts
Located in downtown Truckee, the Truckee Artist Lofts units are restricted to households earning no more than 80% of area median income (AMI). To date, 76 households now have an affordable place to live and residents have moved into both the east and west buildings.
Visit our Projects in the Works page. There, you can filter projects by different categories and find out how to apply for housing at Coldstream Commons, Meadow View Place, and Frishman Hollow II.
Take the Town of Truckee’s Objective Design Standards Community Survey
The Town of Truckee has initiated the process of updating the Town’s residential design standards and is seeking community input. Through this process, the Town and its consultant will be developing new standards for review based on existing standards and appropriate design guidelines. You can provide your input and take the Town of Truckee Objective Design Standards here.
Homelessness: A Call to Action this Thanksgiving
Do you know of homeless individuals or other neighbors in need that could use support? North Tahoe Truckee Homeless Services can serve as a resource for you or neighbors in need – visit their website to find out more about the statistics of who they serve and services offered Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, at the Respite Day Center.
Stay Up To Date With Local Housing Issues and Programs
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