Court decision halts controversial Martis Valley West Project in North Lake Tahoe
A superior court order is putting a halt on a highly controversial development in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
The court decision handed down by a Placer County Superior Court on Monday, March 12 puts the Martis Valley West Project on standstill.
In October 2016, the Placer County Board of Supervisors issued final approvals for the residential and commercial development project proposed to be built in the Martis Valley on land owned by Sierra Pacific Industries.
The court ordered to vacate and set aside Placer County's 2016 approvals of the project, focusing on Placer County's failure to provide sufficient analysis of the project's impacts on emergency evacuation, such as a wildfire.
The Martis Valley West Project proposes 760 new residence and 6.6 acres of commercial development in a gated subdivision between Highway 267 and Northstar. Zoning would have allowed for 1,360 homes on the west side, however the developer retired 600 homes in transferring the development to the west parcel.
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