Barton Hospital Helipad Relocation


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of South Lake Tahoe
Document Title
Barton Hospital Helipad Relocation
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Surrounding the existing hospital are two vacant parcels, a Campground and a mixture of residential and medical office uses, TRPA PAS Zones 110, Special Area #2 allows the helipad as a Special Use/General Plan, Safety Element, Goal 8: Objective 1, Action 5 "Evaluate and provide for adequate medical emergency services that can address emergency situations and disasters (such as the relocated helipad).
Document Description
The proposed project consists of replacing an existing ground-level helicopter landing site with a heli-dock structure located on the existing hospital building. Helicopters provide air ambulance services to the hospital. The project is necessary because the existing helicopter does not meet CalTrans standards for such facilities. The new facility will meet CalTrans requirements with the removal or topping of 106 trees within the proposed flight paths. Trees adjacent to the flight path will remain and be marked by obstruction lights on 120 feet steel poles. All new structures associated with the project will be located on the hospital property. An estimated 30 trees located off-site on property west of 4th Street will be topped or removed. Authorization from the affected off-site property owner will be required. No expansion of service, number of flights or increase in employees is proposed. No helicopter fueling will occur at the new landing site.

Contact Information

Pam Artwood
Agency Name
City of South Lake Tahoe
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


South Lake Tahoe
El Dorado
Cross Streets
South & 4th. Avenues
Total Acres
547,242 sq. ft.
Parcel #
23-081-03 & 09
State Highways
Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Valley
Lake Tahoe
Other Information
Section con. 9

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan South Lake Tahoe Region 6 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (Relocation of Hospital Helipad)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Wildfire

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