A Mixed-Use Redevelopment At The Site Of Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City
Boatworks at Tahoe, LLC announced in late 2021 its application to Placer County and to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) for a mixed-use redevelopment at the site of Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City is moving forward. The site encompasses approximately four acres between North Lake Boulevard/State Highway 28 and the Tahoe City Marina on the site of the Boatworks Mall.
This application is the first step in a thorough and lengthy process through which the public agencies and Boatworks at Tahoe, LLC, a group of local and regional investors, will engage the community and review the environmental impact of the proposed redevelopment to ensure any plans to move forward are an improvement at the site that leads to enhanced lake clarity and reduced friction on the roads.
The proposal is in conformance with the 2017 Placer County Tahoe Basin Area Plan and zoning for the site. It includes a lakefront hotel, 31 residential condominium units, and 8,000 square feet of commercial retail space along North Lake Boulevard/SH 28. Boatworks at Tahoe, LLC acquired the Mall in 2019 and the adjacent 35-room Tahoe City Inn in late 2018. The Inn has remained in operation. Currently it operates both the Boatworks Mall, built in 1978, and the Inn at Boatworks.
Environmental benefits of the proposal include partial removal of existing encroachment in the Stream Environmental Zone (SEZ) of the Bliss Creek corridor, removal and replacement of outdated HVAC systems, reduction of impervious surfaces, and promotion of environmentally responsible land-management and real property practices. Boatworks at Tahoe LLC has joined the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program to ensure the design for the new structures is aligned with efficient construction material standards, maximization of sustainability features, and health benefits for employees, visitors, and the environment. Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Boatworks proposal will undergo substantial environmental review over the next 18 to 24 months before it is eligible to secure final approvals from Placer County and TRPA.
An Improvement At The Site That Leads To Enhanced Lake Clarity And Reduced Friction On The Roads.
“As their lakeside neighbor, we have a vested interest in affirming that the Boatworks re-development plan is a suitable and compatible use. From day one, we have been impressed by the owners willingness to find compatible solutions to our concerns, and their sharp focus on the issues that matter most to those of us who care deeply about the future of Tahoe City and Lake Tahoe.”