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File #: 21-0142    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Department Matters
File created: 1/20/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/22/2021 Final action: 2/22/2021
Title: Chief Administrative Officer and City Manager recommending the Board of Supervisors and City Council receive an update on the status of the 56 Acres planning process. FUNDING: California Tahoe Conservancy Grant.
Attachments: 1. A - 56 Acres Presentation, 2. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 2-19-2021
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Chief Administrative Officer and City Manager recommending the Board of Supervisors and City Council receive an update on the status of the 56 Acres planning process.

FUNDING: California Tahoe Conservancy Grant.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
El Dorado County owns approximately 41 acres of land in the City of South Lake Tahoe on which the El Dorado County Library, the City’s Campground By The Lake, the County’s vector control operations, the Senior Center, the City’s Lakeview Commons recreational area, and other existing community buildings are located. The City owns approximately 15 acres of land on which some City Public Works functions, the City’s Ice Arena, and the City’s existing Recreation / Swim Complex are located. Combined, these parcels comprise the land area commonly known as the “56-Acres”, which has historically been utilized for recreation and government facilities serving the people of South Lake Tahoe and nearby unincorporated areas of El Dorado County.

Under the terms of multiple agreements initially executed in 1968 and amended numerous times over the past 52 years, the City and the County have jointly utilized the “56-Acres”. The most significant of the existing agreements is set to expire in 2023. On January 14, 2020, both the City of South Lake Tahoe Council and the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved resolutions with the proposed terms to be included in a new agreement for the future use of the area (Legistar Item 20-0024, Resolution 007-2020). The terms reflect input received from elected officials representing both entities, incorporate ideas and concepts generated during previous master planning efforts.

The 56 Acres Master Plan is a project to redevelop the 56 Acres in order to create a recreation and civic space in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. The Master Plan process is funded by the California Tahoe Conservancy and is being conducted by the City, with involvement by El Dorado County staff. The Development ...

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