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: 2016
The Homewood Bike Trail now connects two existing bike trail segments along SR 89 through Homewood. AEC was retained to provide topographic and design surveys, and regulatory permitting for this TRPA Environmental Improvement Project. Coordination with Placer County and Caltrans was required for existing plans and information developed as part of their erosion control projects in Homewood and on SR 89.
The existing boat ramp and pier at Lake Forest is one of few public use facilities of its kind around the lake. Due to its design and location it provides safe and convenient access to thousands of users every year. The rehabilitation project included replacement and widening of the boat ramp in accordance with the California Department of Boating and Waterways’ design standards, and dredging of lake access to the previous dredged elevation of 6219’ to enable boat operation at lower lake levels. AEC was retained for civil design, permitting, construction support, as well as topographic and bathymetric surveys for design and planning purposes.
Date of completion: Current
The Martis Valley Trail (MVT) is part of a planned 62-mile trail network referred to as the “Resort Triangle.” Covering about 9 miles, the MVT section extends between Truckee and the Tahoe Basin. MVT is being completed in phases, all of which AEC has contributed to in various capacities. Our Planning, Surveying, and Engineering teams have provided background reviews, compliance assistance, surveys and mapping services, civil design, and several other services for this section of the multi-use trail.
Date of completion: Summer 2012
The Lakeside Trail Project connects existing multi-purpose trails through the urban core of Tahoe City, along the lake shore. The project involves roughly one mile of trail and includes amenities such as plazas, landscaping and interpretive signage.
Date of completion: 2015
The project included the replacement of the entire 36-inch sewer main pipeline as it crosses the Truckee River in Tahoe City, CA. AEC completed the surveying and base mapping required for design and permitting for the project. Survey services included topographic and boundary surveys, location of physical features in the Truckee River channel, and depiction of 100-year floodplain limits. Permits required for the project include a US Forest Service Special Use Permit, a California 401 Water Quality Certification and Basin Plan Exemption, a CA Department of Fish and Wildlife Streambed Alteration Agreement, and Caltrans Encroachment Permit for construction staging and access within the Caltrans Maintenance Yard.
The project involved dredging of lake access to the previous dredged elevation of 6220’ to enable boat operation at lower lake levels. AEC was retained for civil design, topographic and bathymetric surveys, construction inspection/monitoring, as well as permit compliance. AEC provided TRPA, Lahontan, CDFW, and California State Lands permitting compliance/acknowledgement as well as obtaining environmental clearance for a California State Parks Right-of-Entry in order to facilitate an early construction start date.
Date of completion: Fall 2012
This Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Project on U.S. Forest Service Land involved construction of a 6-bus inter-modal transit facility, 131-space parking lot, relocation of 450 feet of recreation access road, relocation and extension of 1,600 LF of multi-purpose recreational trails, and all storm drainage and water quality treatment systems. Roadway and drainage improvements to State Route 89 were required for left turn channelization and highway intersection improvements for the relocated recreation access road. The project design incorporated low-impact design principles, extensive use of permeable pavements and advanced stormwater management systems.
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.
Date of completion: 2016
The Tahoe City Winter Sports Park is a recreation concession provided by Tahoe-XC for the TCPUD on the Tahoe City Golf Course and adjoining property. The Winter Sports Park offers cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding during the winter at the Tahoe City Golf Course. The outdoor seasonal ice skating rink provides an additional amenity offered at the Winter Sports Park. AEC provided planning, design, and permitting services for the project.