BY ALEX HOEFT AND BECCA LOUX | Moonshine Ink

Housing remains a top-tier conversation topic in the Tahoe Basin and Truckee. In this two-page spread, we dive into what is currently coming down the pipeline in terms of new residential options — of all costs and sizes. The 13 developments rounded up in this survey are slated to bring 680 additional housing units to our area, 303 of which are considered affordable.

The accompanying map, which roughly outlines Moonshine’s coverage area, shows local projects containing residential housing that are fully approved or under construction.

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Other projects that are being pushed forward locally, including larger developments on the cusp of being approved like Soaring Ranch, may already be known to the general public, but because these are not fully finalized, they are not included on the map. For example, in Placer County, the proposed Dollar Creek Crossing development has been the subject of much community outreach and discussion, but no formal project proposals have been submitted.

Due to available print space, this is not an exhaustive list of housing developments, though we especially paid attention to key projects that have affordable or workforce housing options.

1. Alpine Sierra

Property is one mile north of Alpine Meadows Ski Area base lodge, accessed from Alpine Meadows Road

Project description: Planned residential development consisting of single-family units and five secondary dwelling units on the 47.21-acre property. Courtesy Chris Nelson
Owner: Chris Nelson
Status: Fully approved
Estimated completion date: Unknown
Total units: 38
Affordable units: None

2. Meadow View Place

9855 Meadow View Place, Truckee

Project description: Multi-family residential; apartment complex part of Schaffer’s Mill subdivision. Rendering courtesy Neighboring Partners, LLC
Owner: Meadow View Place
Status: Under construction
Estimated completion date: January 2022
Total units: 56
Affordable units: All 56 from 30% to 60% AMI

3. Palisades Townhomes 2

Intersection of Palisades Drive and Torrey Pine Road, Truckee

Project description: Multi-family residential; six duplexes and three triplexes that
include garages. Photo by Wade Snider/Moonshine Ink

Owner: Phil Schmidt, The Great Oz
Status: Under construction
Estimated completion date: Unknown
Total units: 9
Affordable units: One at 120% AMI and 35% of an in-lieu fee

4. ColdStream Master Development

10290 Cold Stream Rd., Truckee

Project description: Mixed-use; 300 residential units, a village center, and open space (including trails). Photo courtesy Mike Isle/Teichert Land Co.
Owner: Stonebridge Properties
Status: Under construction
Estimated completion date: 48 affordable units (ColdStream Commons) finalized summer 2021; 58 single family homes (Elements at ColdStream) finished as soon as late December 2020 (both part of first major development phase); full project estimated to
be completed over next five years (dependent upon market)
Total units: 300
Affordable units: 48 between 30% and 60% AMI
coldstreamliving.com

5. Truckee Artist Lofts

9848 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee

Project description: Multi-family residential, rental; apartment housing as part of the Truckee Railyard, including commercial units, entertainment venues, restaurants, and
civic destinations. Photo by Wade Snider/Moonshine Ink
Owner: Holliday Development
Status: Under construction
Estimated completion date: Spring 2021
Total units: 76
Affordable units: All units are classified as workforce housing, 30% to 80% AMI
truckeeartistlofts.com

6. Donner Lake 6

10199 Donner Lake Rd., Truckee

Project description: Multi-family residential; six multi-family units, including three studios and three one-bedroom units, six one-car garages, and six surface parking spaces.
Rendering courtesy Sasha’s Arizona
Owner: Blair Wallace, Sasha’s Arizona
Status: Fully approved
Estimated completion date: Unknown
Total units: 6
Affordable units: None, though the units are deed-restricted to residents who work within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District boundary for at least 30 hours per week.
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7. Industrial Way Mixed-Use Building

10969 Industrial Way, Truckee

Project description: Mixed-use general manufacturing building with multi-family
apartments. Rendering courtesy sagemodern. Photo by Wade Snider/Moonshine Ink

Owner: Truckee Industrial Partners
Status: Fully approved
Estimated completion date: End of 2021
Total units: 9
Affordable units: One unit at low income. Two units will be workforce housing options.

8. Pioneer Commerce Center Building M

11050 Pioneer Trail, Truckee

Project description: Multi-family residential; the building is part of the larger Pioneer Commerce Center, which houses commercial tenants, boat storage, and apartments
Owner: Pioneer Commerce Center
Status: Under construction
Estimated completion date: Unknown
Total units: 9
Affordable units: None, though the units are approved for workforce housing. A deed restriction requires that one unit must be rented to Pioneer Commerce Center employees.
pioneercommercecenter.com

9. Frishman Hollow II

11200 Rue Ivy, Truckee

Project description: Multi-family residential, rental; additional housing is being
constructed on the perimeter of the existing Frishman Hollow I.
Photo by Wade Snider/Moonshine Ink
Owner: Chris Grant, Pacific West Communities
Status: Under construction
Estimated completion date: Spring/summer 2021
Total units: 68 (including one manager unit)
Affordable units: All units are classified as deed-restricted housing, up to 80% AMI
cresapts.com/frishmanhollow

10. The Village at Gray’s Crossing

Prosser Dam Road, Truckee and State Route 89

Project description: Mixed-use; area specific plan also includes conference center and commercial spaces. Rendering courtesy Walton AE
Owner: James, Sabra, John, and Kaaren Abbate
Status: Fully approved
Estimated completion date: Not yet confirmed
Total units: 43
Affordable units: 9 units at 120% AMI
bit.ly/37jMQ9K

11. Voltaix

8414 Speckled Ave., Kings Beach

Project description: Mixed-use; two-story commercial buildings with commercial use on the first and second floors, as well as residential units on the second floors.
Rendering courtesy Voltaix, LLC
Owner: Voltaix, LLC
Status: Fully approved
Estimated completion date: Unknown
Total units: 5 
Affordable units: 5

12. Boulder Bay

1 Big Water Dr., Crystal Bay

Project description: Mixed-use; extension of current resort, including a hotel with 275 rooms, a casino, retail, and condos. The existing Tahoe Biltmore Lodge and Casino will
be demolished and replaced with new structures. Photo by Nina Miller/Moonshine Ink
Owner: Big Water Investments
Status: Fully approved
Estimated completion date: Unknown
Total units: 59
Affordable units: 38
boulderbayresort.com

13. Mays Residential Building

795 Mays Blvd., Incline Village

Project description: Multi-family residential; project will convert existing commercial office space into residential apartments. Photo by Wade Snider/Moonshine Ink
Owner: Tim Carlson
Status: Under construction
Estimated completion date: Late winter 2021
Total units: Two — one 3-bedroom unit and one 6-bedroom unit
Affordable units: The 6-bedroom unit is planned for workforce housing, at least two people per room. The 3-bedroom unit could also be used as workforce housing.
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