“Many groups in the Tahoe region have shown their willingness to engage in a community dialogue, and their voices will be reflected in the revisions of our plans. We are very thankful for their feedback and hope more groups will join our conversation.” – Chevis Hosea, vice president of development for Squaw Valley/Sierra Sun.
Squaw Valley officials have held over 200 community meetings and have gotten over 1,500 comments all concerning their current 101.5 acre village plan. Squaw Valley has announced that they’ll be modifying their current plan based on comments and feedback they’ve gotten back form the community the past 3 months.
Squaw Valley’s existing plans for their new village have come under a lot of scrutiny and criticism. The Sierra Club, Friends of Squaw Valley, Sierra Watch, and more have come out against the current village plans.
“We acknowledge the existing village needs to grow and improve. The … project as currently proposed would be too dense, too large and out of scale with the acreage available. … The end result would be an urbanized city, not a rural alpine village.” – Ed Heneveld, a member of the Friends of Squaw Valley steering committee and a 35-year Olympic Valley resident/Sierra Sun
NEW SQUAW VILLAGE PLANS:
– Squaw hasn’t released any of the details yet
– Squaw has stated that there is no release date for the new plans
CURRENT SQUAW VILLAGE PLANS:
– Squaw Creek would be restored and have a walkway put in next to it at a cost of $1.5 million
– Grand Camp = a 132,000-square foot building with indoor aquatic center, indoor play structures, interactive gaming
– The Olympic House would be destroyed & The Chammy would be awkwardly saved
– Ice Rink near funitel
– 1,093 lodging units, 47,000 square feet in commercial space and new amenities
– Will take 12-15 years to complete in 4 phases
It will be very interesting to see how Squaw modifies their current village plans and what they’ll be willing to give up. We’re hoping that the new plans are available to the public before the start of the coming winter season. Once they’re available, we’ll make sure to pass the information on to you.
Learn more here: Squaw Valley Working on Updated Expansion Proposal