The"64 Acres" site was once a trailer park that the U.S. Forest Service wanted to return to a more natural setting. Our job was to design and oversee construction of a new recreational facility that would not only be functional but beautiful. The site also had to be designed with flood and erosion control in mind to protect the scenic and environmental quality of the adjacent Truckee River.
Date of completion: 2003
Auerbach was involved in this project since its inception, providing civil engineering and regulatory processing support to the design team of landscape architects. Commons Beach is a public park in the center of Tahoe city owned by the people of Tahoe City and held in trust by Placer County. Aging facilities and needs for environmental restoration triggered a public participation and consensus process for improvements to the park. Alternative design concepts were considered and resulted in the development of a strategic plan for the refurbishment of Commons Beach.
Date of completion: Fall 2012
The wetland mitigation project represents a collaboration between the North Tahoe Fire Protection District (NTFPD) for impacts associated with their new fire station, and the Tahoe City Public Utility District (TCPUD) for impacts associated with the Lakeside Trail. AEC identified a joint project that would address feasible and appropriate mitigation needs for both sets of impacts. The Station 51 original relocation project included 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. The Lakeside Trail is the final one-mile segment in the largest paved trail system at Lake Tahoe connecting the existing multi-purpose trails through a highly constrained urban core of Tahoe City, along the lake shore. The purpose of this project was to mitigate the permanent and temporary impacts to existing wetlands. The project area that was selected meets the criteria set forth by current U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Final Mitigation Guidelines and Monitoring Requirements, and as mandated by the Water Quality Certification Permits (401 Permits) issued for both the NTFPD and TCPUD projects. The mitigation project is currently being monitored annually by AEC and its biological subconsultants.
Date of completion: Winter 2011
The Zephyr Lodge is a 14,000 square foot ski-in, ski-out restaurant lodge located at the top of the Tahoe Zephyr Lift with views off the backside of Northstar. The lodge opened in December of 2011 and is LEED certified. AEC was contracted to provide civil engineering, surveying, SWPPP monitoring, and LEED Certification for the project.