Bijou/Al Tahoe Community Plan Amendment

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of South Lake Tahoe
Document Title
Bijou/Al Tahoe Community Plan Amendment
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Commercial/Public Service
Document Description
The City of South Lake Tahoe (City) IS seeking public comments on a proposed amendment to the Bijou/Al Tahoe Community Plan (B/ATCP). The City of South Lake Tahoe proposes two amendments to the B/ATCP. The City of South Lake Tahoe proposes two amendments to the B/ATCP, specifically: 1. Increase allowable building height – current B/ATCP building height limits are defined by Table 37.4.1-1 and Section 37.5 (Additional Height for Certain Buildings) of the TRPA Code and only permit up to 42 feet for structures with greater than 10:12 roof pitches, and on slopes of greater than 24 percent across the building site. The Code does not permit structures of 42 feet in height that have flat roofs and are located within a TRPA-designated scenic highway corridor. The proposed amendment would permit building heights up to 42 feet for public or quasi-public structures in the 56-acre project area if TRPA Code Section 37.7 findings 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7 can be made (Code findings reprinted below). Height limits for B/ATCP areas outside of the 56-acre project area would remain unchanged. 2. Eliminate minimum roof pitch for public and quasi-public buildings located in the 56-acre project area – current roof pitch standards require a minimum of 7:12 roof pitches in B/ATCP District 4. The proposed amendment would permit flat roofs for public or quasi-public buildings within the 56-acre project area and reduce minimum roof pitch requirements to 5:12 for the rest of B/ATCP District 4 (Town Center). The amended plan will serve as a mutual plan for the City of South Lake Tahoe and TRPA by providing direction for how the applicable area shall be regulated to achieve regional environmental and land use objectives. The development standards and the specific policies referenced in the amendments are the land use standards intended to administer and regulate development within the 56-acre project area of the B/ATCP.

Contact Information

John Hitchcock
Agency Name
City of South Lake Tahoe
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


South Lake Tahoe
El Dorado
Cross Streets
Rufus Allen Boulevard and US Highway 50
Total Acres
Parcel #
26-050-003, -004, -005 and -006
State Highways
US Highway 50
South Tahoe Middle School
Upper Truckee River and Lake Tahoe

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan South Lake Tahoe Region 6 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), California Tahoe Conservancy, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA)
Development Types
Other (Zoning Amendment)
Local Actions
Community Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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