Services Public Communication/Facilitation

Services: Public Communication/Facilitation

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: 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: Current

The project includes consulting and engineering support services through certification of the EIR for the updated Master Plan, which includes existing and proposed improvements for utilities, ski lifts, snowmaking, and roads.

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: 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.

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