Edgewood Lodge permits approved; could open fall ’15


By Kathryn Reed

STATELINE – The Edgewood Lodge project kept its “no negative comments” streak alive Thursday with 11 positive remarks.

In a series of votes by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board, the hotel project on Edgewood Tahoe golf course received not a single no vote or abstention from any board member at the Aug. 23 meeting.

Edgewood Companies, which owns the course and hundreds of adjacent acres in Stateline, has talked about making this area near the shoreline of Lake Tahoe more than a place for golfers.

A 154-room hotel will be built where hole 9 is now. Reconfiguring the golf course will be the first order of business; and that could be next summer.

There is expected to be no interruption to the annual American Century Championship golf tournament in July. What may pose a problem is parking.

In addition to the lodge will be 10 fourplexes. Those will range from 1,200- to 1,800-square-feet, while the lodge units will be about 500-square feet.

Still to be determined is whether the hotel will come with a brand name that would be recognizable to the consumer. First the need for that would have to be determined. An Edgewood representative told Lake Tahoe News it looks like the need is not there.

In 2014-15, the lodge would likely be built. Financing, though, is an issue and will be the determining factor for when ground is broken.

The structures will be built to silver LEED specifications, with a goal of reaching gold. The other South Shore building meeting the U.S. Green Building Council’s criteria is the Tamarack Lodge at Heavenly Mountain Resort, which is silver.

Many of the people who spoke Thursday talked of the combined economic and environmental benefits the lodge will bring.

“This will be the first true golf resort in Northern Nevada,” Bill Hoffman, executive director with the Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau said.

While he acknowledged the two ends of the lake compete for the drive-up guest, the destination traveler likes to explore the whole lake. And golf, to Hoffman, is a component that brings people to the region and with the Edgewood Lodge would likely bring more visitors.

Even though the four-star hotel will bring a guest who can spend a bit more money than other lodging properties are charging on the South Shore, it has something for the average Tahoe resident. The now-private beach will be open to the public. And there is no intention of charging a fee, like some beaches do on the South Shore.

Plus, the bike trail will go through this property and hook up with the Stateline-to-Stateline trail that eventually will end in Crystal Bay, but will initially go through Rabe Meadow to Round Hill Pines Beach.



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Comments (12)
  1. old long skiis says - Posted: August 23, 2012

    Edgewood gets to build a 154 room hotel plus 10 four-plexes on what used to be a meadow that is right by the lakeshore. Sounds like this would be contributing to more pollution of the lake,(run off, silt, fertilizer and god knows what else).
    That retired couple that lives in Al Tahoe that want to expand their deck by 6 feet? No way! TRPA says no as does the city. “And by the way old timer did you get your Bmp’s done?”
    Aint life grand on So. Shore? Once again, selective enforcement. If you’ve got the money you can do whatever you want!
    Take Care,Old Long Skiis

  2. Dick Fox says - Posted: August 23, 2012

    I mowed the greens at Edgewood in summer of ’75 with their state of the art Toro Tri-plex mowers. Bill Campbell was boss but Steve Seibel was the brains of making that course top notch. He is more responsible for the Celebrity Golf Tournament success than most people know. What a beauty piece of property that is. As far as the development there, I think that’s as good as it gets environmentally for that size project.

  3. 30yrlocal says - Posted: August 23, 2012

    Long…have you looked at the plan and what they’re doing there? It will be amazing and they have gone over and beyond the environmental needs for that area. They have 5 different threshold improvement projects: restore Edgewood Creek so it doesn’t go into the lake through a pipe, BMP/storm water control, water treatment under the parking lot the Horizon and T Friday’s Station. They will now be able to keep 500,000 lbs of sediment out of the lake each year since they are also creating 4 acres of new and restored wetlands at the golf course.

    Edgewood has done a good job. I went to their public meeting and learned a lot and have great respect for the project. Something new for everyone to enjoy, including public beach access where it wasn’t before.

  4. TeaTotal says - Posted: August 23, 2012

    You are not paying any hard earned personal tax dollars for this. Look at a glass full occasionally?

  5. old long skiis says - Posted: August 24, 2012

    30yrlocal. I hope your assesment of the Edgewood project is correct. I also hope Edgewood has a succseful development that will help our local economy.
    I’m a little doubtful but will try to keep a positive attitude about such a large project being built on sensitve land so close to the lake. Keeping my fingers crossed, Old Long Skiis

  6. Chief Slowroller says - Posted: August 24, 2012

    the rich get richer the rest of us have to leave

    thats the definition of redevelopment

    just Like Aspen

  7. Tahoan says - Posted: August 24, 2012

    Does something that big really need to be along the shore?

    It should have to go and fill up the hole at Stateline.

  8. 4-mer-usmc says - Posted: August 24, 2012

    Once the TRPA passes the Regional Plan Update (RPU) and developers know what’s going on someone will likely act on the ‘hole’ properties fairly soon. The potential for that land is just too great for it to remain idle, but the delay of Pathway 2007—aka the RPU, left a lot up in the air regarding new development, improvements, etc. When that passes someone can finally act, and thank you Nevada for passing SB271 and lighting a fire under the TRPA.

  9. satori says - Posted: August 24, 2012

    Why does everyone act “as if” the RPU is to be the greatest thing since sliced bread ?

    Most of what TRPA does (when they’re not defending themselves against the League)is so watered down by the lack of appropriate standards due to all the friction, that the results are always suspect. . .lacking as they are in actual quality. . .Edgewood just causes them to have another reason to peg their fortunes on someone else’s fine intentions, not necessarily theirs. . .

    Edgewood will shortly be on the list of TRPA’s “accomplishments”. . .and in further support of all the reasons why this has taken so long. . .

  10. John says - Posted: August 24, 2012

    4-mer is right again. Business hates uncertainty.

  11. Cesspit says - Posted: October 1, 2012

    here TRPA, here’s your fat check.. edgewood… build it in the hole..