Stateline, Nevada – The Tahoe Douglas Visitor’s Authority (TDVA) and Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) are seeking scoping comments from the public on the TDVA’s proposal to construct the Tahoe South Events Center.

The events center would be a publicly-owned assembly, event, and entertainment venue located in Stateline in Douglas County, Nevada. The project area would consist of portions of two parcels currently owned by Edgewood Companies. One is the site of the MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa and the other is an adjacent undeveloped parcel located immediately east of the existing surface parking area. Although both parcels have been used to define the project area, the proposed improvements associated with the events center would be situated within a 13.3-acre boundary that fits almost entirely within the existing MontBleu surface parking lots.

TDVA will be responsible for the planning, construction, and eventual operation of the events center. A subdivision of land consistent with TRPA policies is anticipated for the purpose of conveying the newly created parcel to TDVA. The newly created parcel will function completely independent from the Edgewood Companies parcels through the acquisition of utility and access easements necessary for the events center to operate as a standalone facility.

The events center would consist of an entirely new, approximately 88,420 square foot building positioned at the corner of U.S. Highway 50 and Lake Parkway within the High-Density Tourist District. Related project improvements include an adjacent outdoor gathering space, reconfigured surface parking lots and internal circulations, multimodal and pedestrian circulation enhancements along U.S. Highway 50, and improved stormwater treatment facilities designed to capture and treat runoff associated with the proposed improvements.

TRPA is requesting public comments on the scope and content of the environmental assessment that will be prepared for the proposed events center project. Comments would be most helpful if received by February 5, 2018, and can be sent by mail, fax, or email, or dropped off at TRPA during regular business hours. If you require additional information, please contact Paul Nielsen at (530) 318-6025 or submit questions and comments by email to

The full scoping notice with additional details regarding the proposed Tahoe South Events Center Project is available online at and during regular business hours at the TRPA offices at 128 Market St., Stateline, Nevada.

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency leads the cooperative effort to preserve, restore, and enhance the unique natural and human environment of the Lake Tahoe Region, while improving local communities, and people’s interactions with our irreplaceable environment. For additional information, contact Tom Lotshaw, public information officer, at (775) 589-5278.