Important Housing Topics Go Before Truckee, Placer January 9

Four items go before the Placer County Board of Supervisors and Truckee Town Council related to achievable housing. These meetings are an opportunity for public comment and input. 

Placer County Board of Supervisors Jan 9th Meeting: Summary of Housing Agenda Topic

Placer County’s Board of Supervisors will decide January 9 on a memorandum of understanding regarding funding for Meadow View Place, a 56-unit affordable housing project as part of the Schaffer’s Mill Subdivision.

Project developer Neighborhood Partners LLC is applying for approximately $16 million from the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program, which is State Cap and Trade funding used to support infill development and encourage public and non-motorized transportation usage with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

In order for the development to meet grant requirements, the Placer County Board of Supervisors is considering a memorandum of understanding which would include expansion of sustainable transportation infrastructure, including the purchase of electric transit vehicles, infrastructure, bike trail development and increasing bus services from every hour to 30 minute runs.

Placer County’s Board of Supervisors will discuss this at their January 9 meeting which starts at 9 a.m. at the County Administrative Center in Auburn. Those who are interested in listening and commenting can attend remotely from the Placer County Tahoe City Administrative Center, 775 N. Lake Blvd.

Can’t make the meeting but want to submit a comment?

Deadline to submit written comment: Monday, Jan 8 by noon
Send to Board Clerk: Megan Wood. mwood@placer.ca.gov

Click here to view the materials that will go before the Board of Supervisors.

About the Project

Meadow View Place, formerly known as Schaffer’s Mill Affordable Housing, will include 14 one-bedroom, 28 two-bedroom and 14 three-bedroom units.

Each building will have solar panels to achieve a zero-net-energy usage level.

Target resident population is individuals and families that are employed in local industries.

The development is located 1/2 mile southwest of the intersection of Highway 267 and Schaffer Mill Road.

Other proposed funding sources include tax-exempt mortgage revenue bonds and 4 percent federal low income housing tax credits.

Town of Truckee Jan 9th Council Meeting: Summary of Housing Agenda Items

Truckee Town Council will also consider a memorandum of understanding with Neighborhood Partners LLC on the Meadow View Place development described above, along with a moderate income project at Gray’s Crossing and a new fee structure.

First, Town Council will consider a memorandum of understanding similar to that described above with Placer County, to include transit center and other transportation related improvements for the Meadow View Place grant application.

Second, Town Council will consider a minor zoning change to an 89-lot moderate income project at Gray’s Crossing.

Third, Town Council will consider an update and restructuring of traffic impact and facilities fees charged to new development by the Town. It proposes to change the fees to a square footage basis, rather than a per-unit basis.

Truckee Town Council will meet January 9 at 6 p.m. at Truckee Town Hall. Those who cannot attend can send comments to JPrice@townoftruckee.com. To see the agenda and council packet, click here.