By the end of July there will be another place to re-create in South Lake Tahoe.
The official groundbreaking of Bonanza Park is April 30 at 5:30pm at 1209 Bonanza St.
This will mark the start of turning what is now a vacant lot — but what was once a rundown hotel called the C&M Lodge — into a neighborhood park.
The park is being built by Edgewood Companies. The Nevada-based company is doing this project in exchange for the right to transfer the use of the tourist accommodation units from South Lake Tahoe to Stateline. The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency in its desire to control development in the Lake Tahoe Basin has made TAUs a commodity.
TRPA also limits free market by not allowing the owner of the TAU to use them where he wants. It’s up to the powers that be in the jurisdiction where the TAU resides to decide if they can be transferred.
Edgewood will use those TAUs as it goes forward with building the Edgewood Lodge near the lakefront of the Stateline golf course by the same name.
The draft environment impact statement for the lodge project is in circulation, with comments being taken until June 18.
The project will be before the TRPA Advisory Planning Commission on May 9 and on the Governing Board agenda on May 30.
For more information about the lodge and how to comment, contact Theresa Avance at the TRPA — (775) 589.5224.
As for the park, it will include a children’s play area, grass play area, picnic pods, basketball court, and a horseshoe toss. It will also include solar lighting, recycling containers, low flow irrigation and a native demonstration landscape planting material.
— Lake Tahoe News staff report