Tahoe development: Homewood suit settlement is ominous

02/01/2014 9:02 AM

02/03/2014 9:31 AM

Re Tahoe development: Having enjoyed the peaceful charms of Lake Tahoe's West Shore since 1960, news of law suit settlement regarding expansion of Homewood Mountain Resort was hardly reassuring.

This ski area opened in the late 1960s, and later absorbed its neighbor Tahoe Ski Bowl, which opened in 1962. It has been a good fit and a popular destination for knowledgeable skiers.

The plans for expansion aren't a good thing. Large destination resorts such as Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, NorthStar at Tahoe and Heavenly Valley are nearby.

The impact on the Homewood area and its infrastructure would be negative. The concessions of JMA, ambiguous parcels off limits to development, and reducing housing units from 325 to 312 don't seem significant. Traffic congestion and increased crowds to the area seem like an unwelcome and negative impact, forever changing the attractive nature of the area.

-- Richard Boode Swain, Carmichael

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