Major Projects

Find information about key projects that are currently under review by TRPA and other agencies, or that are under development.

Homewood Mountain Resort Master Plan

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) is currently evaluating the correct approach to reviewing a new proposal from Homewood Mountain Resort to make changes to its 2011 master plan. While no formal plan revisions have been submitted, TRPA planners are currently working to determine what the process, timeline, and public input opportunities will be for the changes to be considered. Once the agency receives more information, planners will consider what impact the proposed changes might have on the resort Master Plan and the Tahoe Basin.

While Homewood representatives have released information to the public and made presentations in the community, TRPA is still working with the project applicant to establish the appropriate permitting process. As part of the process, the agency will ensure community input is gathered and partner agencies and community groups are consulted.

We have received many emails from community members that show how much the Homewood resort means to the community and to Lake Tahoe’s cultural heritage. Emailed comments are noted by our planners and will be included in the record as the process moves forward.

Please contact homewoodplan@trpa.gov to receive updates and possible opportunities for public input.

Additional Information

Homewood Public Comments

Media Release – TRPA Board Approves Homewood Project December, 2011 

2011 Homewood Master Plan

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From the Archive

At its December 2011 meeting, the TRPA Governing Board voted to approve the Homewood Master Plan and certify the Final Environmental Impact Statement that were 5 years in the making. Litigants brought forward a lawsuit against Homewood, Placer County, and the TRPA in January, 2012. The lawsuit was settled by Homewood owners in 2014. The approved resort upgrades aim to keep the historic ski resort through sustainable development.

Additional documentation in response to comments on the Homewood Master Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)

Proposed Master Plan, Updated August 2011

The Homewood Mountain Resort Community Enhancement Program (CEP) concept encompasses the base of Homewood ski resort and mid-mountain lodge. The concept is participating in the CEP while continuing its Master Plan process. The Final EIR/EIS for this project was made available October 3, 2011  and circulated for public review before Placer County Supervisors and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board can take action on the study or the project.

The Notice of Availability below contains a public meeting schedule and details on where to view a copy of the Final EIR/EIS.

(Notice of Availability)

October 3, 2011

Placer County and TRPA have prepared the joint Final EIR/EIS to inform agency decision makers about the potential environmental effects of the proposed HMR Master Plan. This joint document will serve as an EIR prepared by the County of Placer pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and as an EIS prepared by TRPA pursuant to the Bi-State Compact and Chapter 5 of the Code of Ordinances.

Final Environmental Impact Statement Final Environmental Impact Report/Statement

Final Environmental Impact Report/Statement Appendices

Boulder Bay - Waldorf Astoria - Tahoe Biltmore Project

Boulder Bay CEP Crystal Bay, NV

TRPA BOARD APPROVES BOULDER BAY PROJECT
At its April 2011 meeting, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board voted to approve the Boulder Bay Community Enhancement Project. Four years in the planning, the project will replace the aging Tahoe Biltmore Casino in Crystal Bay, NV with an eco-friendly, mixed-use resort that will significantly reduce stormwater pollution and vehicle emissions associated with the site.
“With science showing us that we can reverse the decline of Lake Tahoe’s clarity by encouraging environmental redevelopment of our town centers, the cost of doing nothing is just too high for the Lake,” TRPA Director Joanne Marchetta said. “Redevelopment projects like Boulder Bay are an important part of the public-private effort to restore Lake Tahoe.”
Once complete, the Boulder Bay site will include a mix of whole ownership condos, hotel units, affordable housing, a small casino, a health and wellness spa, retail and dining space, pedestrian and transit improvements, and a 4-acre community park. In addition, the project plans to pursue LEED certification, a global standard for green building techniques.

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Final Environmental Impact Statement

Boulder Bay Resorts
Community Enhancement Program Project
Crystal Bay, Nevada
Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)
Notice of Availability of Final EIS
Files Larger Than 1 MB
FEIS Cover
2.91 MB
FEIS Contents
FEIS
3.75 MB
Appendix Cover
2.91 MB
Appendix Contents
Appendix Divider Sheets
Appendix Z- DEIS Comment Letters Received on the DEIS
15.8 MB
Appendix AA- Boulder Bay Alternative Baseline Existing Conditions Traffic Volumes
Appendix AB- Hydrology and Water Quality Supplemental Information
12.9 MB
Appendix AC- Proposed Special Height Amendment (Revised)
Appendix AD- Land Capability and Coverage Data by Parcel
Appendix AE- Boulder Bay Alternative C Shadow Study
4.70 MB
Appendix AE- Boulder Bay Alternative C Shadow Study 2
4.79 MB
Appendix AF- Stillwater Cove (SWC) Project Mitigation Agreement
1.73 MB
Appendix AG- CEP Resolution Compliance Matrix
Appendix AH- Boulder Bay Alternative C Building Elevations
12.6 MB

Draft Environmental Impact Statements
Boulder Bay Resorts
Community Enhancement Program Project
Crystal Bay, Nevada
Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)
Click here to view a presentation shown at the TRPA Governing Board meeting November 18, 2009.
Files Larger Than 1 MB
Summary
3.5 MB
1. Introduction and Background
2. Description of Proposed Project and Alternatives
30.8 MB
3. Relationship to Existing Land Use Plans and Policies
4. Environmental Analysis
4.1 Land Use
2.1 MB
4.2 Geology and Earth Resources
4.2 MB
4.3 Hydrology and Water Quality 4.6 MB
4.4 Biological Resources
2.9 MB
4.5 Scenic Resources
26.2 MB
4.6 Recreation
2.5 MB
4.7 Cultural and Historical Resources
4.8 Transportation, Parking and Circulation
15.9 MB
4.9 Air Quality
4.10 Noise
3.8 MB
4.11 Socioeconomics, Population and Housing
4.12 Public Services and Utilities
5. Mandatory Environmental Analysis
1.45 MB
6. Mitigation and Monitoring
7. Agency Contacts and Preparers

APPENDICES
Files larger than 1 MB
Appendix A – Notice of Preparation (NOP)
2.2 MB
Appendix B – NOP Comment Summary and Letters
29.8 MB
Appendix C – Boulder Bay Public Meeting List
Appendix D – TRPA Land Capability, Coverage, and other Commodity Verification Files
26.8 MB
Appendix E – Circulation Plans for Alternatives C, D and E
2.3 MB
Appendix F – Alternative Transportation Plan – Alternatives C and D
3.4 MB
Appendix G – Stormwater Management Plan
Appendix H – Approval Letter from the NTRPA for Structure Housing Gaming Relocation
2.3 MB
Appendix I – Soils/Hydrologic Scoping Report, TRPA Soil Hydrologic Approval Letter
5.7 MB
Appendix J – Arborist Report
6.7 MB
Appendix K – Tree Protection Measures
Appendix L – Blank
Appendix M – Memorandum Regarding Sierra Park Parcels – Settlement Agreements
Appendix N – Geotechnical Investigation for Boulder Bay
11.9 MB
Appendix O – Landscaping Plan
4.7 MB
Appendix P –Existing Conditions for Stormwater Water Quality
10.3 MB
Appendix Q – Lake Tahoe TMDL Pollutant Reduction Opportunity Report Executive Summary
1.3 MB
Appendix R – TMDL Pollutant Load Reduction Plan
Appendix S – Species Lists (CNDDB, USFWS, NNHP)
3.1 MB
Appendix T – Biological Resources Survey Reports
1.3 MB
Appendix U – Proposed Special Height District Amendment
Appendix V – Cultural Resources Study and Evaluations
5.9 MB
Appendix W – Traffic and Parking Calculations
12.6 MB
Appendix X – Air Quality Calculations (URBEMIS 2007 Summary Reports)
Appendix Y – Noise Model Inputs and Monitoring Results
2 MB

Meeks Bay Restoration Project

The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (Forest Service) is developing a plan to restore Meeks Creek to a more natural condition, while continuing to support sustainable recreation opportunities at Meeks Bay.

Visit the project website for more information.

Environmental Documents:
Public Draft – Full Document
Cover Page
Table of Contents
Executive Summary
Introduction
Project Description
Environmental Impacts
Recreation
Scenic
Cultural
Terrestrial Biology
Aquatic Biology
Hydrology and Water Quality
Geology and Soils
Air Quality
Climate Change and Energy
Public Safety and Hazards
Noise
Transportation
Land Use
Other Sections
Report Preparers
References
Appendix A Resource Protection Measures
Appendix B Special Status Species
Appendix C Air Quality Data
Appendix D Noise Data
Appendix E Traffic Data

Notice of Availability
Scoping Comments
Meeks Bay- How to Submit Comments
Please submit comments on the EIS/EIS/EIR through the Forest Service project website

Stakeholder Forums:

Meeks Bay Assessment
Stakeholder Forum: Terms of Reference & Meeting Plan
Meeks Stakeholder Forum Representatives 
Meeting Agenda #1 – July 15, 2020
Meeks Forum #1 Presentation
Meeks Bay Forum #1 Finalized Summary
Forum Meeting #1 Link to Video Recording
Meeting Agenda #2 – August 5, 2020
Meeks Bay Forum #2 Presentation
Meeks Bay Forum #2 Finalized Summary
Forum Meeting #2 Link to Video Recording Password: wyAd4.e0
Meeting Agenda #3 – September 9, 2020
Meeks Bay Forum #3 Presentation
Meeks Bay Forum #3 Alternative Theme Diagrams with Questions
Forum Meeting #3 Link to Video Recording
Meeks Bay Forum Meeting #3 Final Summary
Meeting Agenda #4 – December 9, 2020
Meeks Bay Forum Meeting #4 Presentation
Forum Meeting #4 Link to Video Recording
Meeks Bay Forum Meeting #4 Final Summary
Meeting #5 Agenda
Meeting #5 Presentation 
Meeks Bay Forum Meeting #5 Draft Summary
Forum Meeting #5 Link to Video Recording
Meeting #6 Agenda
Meeting #6 Presentation
Meeks Bay Forum Meeting #6 Draft Summary
Forum Meeting #6 Link to Video Recording

Public Workshops:

Meeks Bay Public Workshop #3 Summary – June 27, 2022
Meeks Bay Public Workshop #3 Meeting Recording

Meeks Bay Public Workshop #2 Summary – January 7, 2021
Public Workshop #2 Meeting Recording

Meeks Bay Public Workshop #1 Summary – August 19, 2020
Public Workshop #1 Meeting Recording

Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership

The Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership (Lake Tahoe West) is a collaborative effort to restore the resilience of forests, watersheds, and communities on 59,000 acres of Lake Tahoe’s west shore.

Visit the project website for more information.

Environmental Documents:

Lake Tahoe West Restoration Project Scoping Notice / Notice of Preparation