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"This is Our Home" -- the Martis Valley West Project

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Tension is boiling over as Martis Valley West winds through the Placer County approval process. At a June 9 hearing, approximately 250 people were in the audience and more than 40 people stood up to speak in opposition. Get the scoop on this project and watch clips from the hearing in this short video.

Martis Valley West, a project by Mountainside Partners, proposes 760 residential units and a conservation easement that would be the last piece of al conservation puzzle in Martis Valley if approved. However, environmental groups, local citizens, and the Town of Truckee caution that while conservation for Martis Valley is important, the project may not benefit the Truckee/Tahoe region as a whole. 

At a Placer County Planning Commission June 9 hearing, tension boiled over. Approximately 250 people were in the audience and more than 40 people stood up to speak in opposition.

Martis Valley West, a partnership between East West Partners and Sierra Pacific Industries, proposes: 1,052 acres located to the west of Highway 267
760 residential units
6.6 acres commercial space
6,376 acres of the East Parcel will be preserved as open space in perpetuity

Public hearing continued to July 7 @ 2 p.m.
North Tahoe Event Center
Public testimony has been closed.
Staff reports will be posted online by June 30, 5 p.m.:

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Bubbleossa | Tahoe City
Yet another donnybrook. All these so called "scaled down" projects start larger than anyone could hope to get approved and when the heat gets turned up and the citizens speak out against the project, the powers that be rave about what a great job they are doing to quell overdevelopment. Jennifer Montgomery isn't interested in Eastern Placer County for the quality of life it affords - she is only interested in the tax revenues and development fees that will line the county coffers. It is time for Placer County and the town of Truckee to pay attention to the locals who are saying "enough." Martis Valley, Squaw Valley and other projects will create unbelievable traffic issues, further employee displacement from the area and the total gutting of the community that the locals know and love. Paving paradise is not acceptable to those who live and work here. It's all about real estate, not recreation or quality of life - all about "MONEY" in the pockets of the developers and the county coffers.

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February 14, 2019