Planning Commission Meeting Wednesday, September 27, 2023 06:00 PM Town Hall – Administrative Center | 10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, CA

Public comment will be accepted through the Planning Commission public comment form. To ensure submitted public comment can be reviewed by the Planning Commission and the applicants before the meeting, please submit all public comment by 2:00 p.m. the day of the meeting. Comments received after 2:00 p.m. the day of the meeting will be added to the public record, but the Commission may not be able to review them before or during the meeting.

1.Call to Order

2.Roll Call- Chair Clarin, Vice Chair Gove, Commissioner Fraiman, Commissioner Cavanagh, Commissioner Taylor

3.Pledge of Allegiance

4.Public Comment: This is an opportunity for members of the public to address the Commission on items which are not on this agenda. Please state your name for the record. Comments are limited to three minutes. Under state law, the Commission cannot take action on an item not on the agenda. The Commission may choose to acknowledge the comment or, where appropriate, briefly answer a question, refer the matter to staff, or set the item for discussion at a future meeting.

5.Approval of Minutes

  1. 5.1July 18, 2023 Minutes - Regular Meeting

6.Public Hearings (Minor Review)

  1. 6.1Application 2022-00000091/EXT (Elements Project Amendment Time Extension); 10414 Panamint Place (APN 044-340-008) and 10476 Panamint Place (APN 044-340-009); Applicant/Owner: Boulder Diversified, LLC

    Recommended Action: That the Planning Commission adopt Resolution 2023-13, taking the following actions:

    Determining the project to be exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines; and

    Approving a two-year time extension for the previously approved Elements Project Amendment.

7.Public Hearings (Major Review)

  1. 7.1Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Lodge (Planning Application 2022-00000071/DP-MUP-SP; 11585 Snowpeak Way (also addressed as 11603 Snowpeak Way), 14943 Slalom Way, 12250 Viking Way, 14942 Slalom Way; APNs 046-250-009, 046-050-002, 046-050-001, and 046-040-002)

    The applicant is proposing a new downhill ski lodge at the Tahoe Donner Downhill ski area located at 11585 Snowpeak Way (also addressed as 11603 Snowpeak Way; APN 046-250-009). The applicant is proposing to demolish the existing two-story 15,838 s.f. downhill ski lodge and construct a new three-story 24,490 s.f. structure that would serve the existing needs of the facility.

    This item was continued from the June 20, 2023 Planning Commission meeting.

    Recommended Action: That the Planning Commission adopt Resolution 2023-10, taking the following actions based on the recommended findings and subject to the recommended conditions of approval:

    1) Adopt an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (State Clearinghouse #2023050519);

    2) Approve the Development Permit;

    3) Approve the Minor Use Permit; and

    4) Approve the Sign Plan.

8.Staff Reports

9.Information Items

10.Commission Member Reports

11.Adjournment. To the next meeting of the Planning Commission, October 17, 2023, 5:00 PM at 10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, CA 96161.

Posting: I declare a copy of this agenda was posted at Town Hall, 10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, CA, on September 22, 2023, by 5:00 p.m. Agenda packets are available for public review online at

Any writings or documents provided to a majority of the Planning Commission regarding any item on this agenda will be made available for public inspection in the lobby of Truckee Town Hall located at 10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, CA, during normal business hours.

Kayley Metroka

For any item on this agenda, the Planning Commission may take the following actions: approve the item as recommended by staff, approve the item with modified conditions of approval and/or a different California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) determination, continue the item until a future meeting, or deny approval of the item.

Note: Public participation is encouraged. In compliance with Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 12132) and in compliance with the Ralph M. Brown Act, if you need special assistance to enable you to attend and participate in this meeting, or if you need the agenda or related materials in an alternative format, please contact the Town Clerk (530) 582-7700. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the Town to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to all aspects of this meeting. For information on recent changes to the Ralph M. Brown Act (effective January 1, 2003) with regard to ADA requirements, please see Government Codes 54953.2, 54954.1, 54954.2 and 54957.5.