Station 51 Relocation

North Tahoe Fire Protection District and Ward-Young Architects
Key staff: 
Project Manager - Walter R. Auerbach, P.E. Project Surveyor - Keith Masuda, P.E., P.L.S Staff Engineer: Nathan Chorey, P.E., Hudson Klein, P.E., Brian Clark, Project Facilitor - Lydia Altick

Planning and design for the relocation of the downtown Tahoe City Fire Station to a site located off Fairway Drive in Tahoe City. The project includes site work for a 20,000 square foot public safety center including roadway improvements to Fairway Drive, parking, new utilities and utility relocations,  and a storm water collection and treatment system.

AEC completed a report outlining environmental review and regulatory strategies, including resource reports covering wetlands identification, biological constraints, traffic and cultural resource issues. AEC prepared the environmental document and was responsible for all permits and regulatory approvals including 404 and 401 permitting for mitigation of wetland impacts as well as SEZ transfers through TRPA from an outside entity.

The largest challenges of this project has been the impact of the footprint and siting the development to avoid the stream environment zone and wetlands that surround it.  Also important, is the development of a storm water management plan that is acceptable to the TRPA and Lahontan, which provides treatment of runoff at reasonable cost.

Services provided by AEC include:

  •   Public Communication/Facilitation
  •   CEQA and NEPA Compliance
  •   Entitlement Processing
  •   Environmental Planning
  •   Boundary and Topographic Surveys
  •   Base Mapping
  •   Improvement Plans
  •   Civil Design and Cost Estimating
  •   Utility Relocation Coordination
  •   Construction Phase Services
  •   Placer County project approval