IV/CB Community Forum Follow-ups From TRPA – 14 May Forum

June 2, 2021

1. Environmental analysis of TTD use of OES as bus hub

2. How to find a list of current County property allocations for IVCB: Parcel Tracker link

3. How to find requests for building permits on TRPA’s website: Parcel Tracker link

4. How will ADU’s be assigned from TRPA allocation pool?

5. Can 948 Tahoe Blvd be used for boat storage?

Good Morning Ronda,

I could not be on the call this morning, but wanted to be sure to offer as many follow ups as I can.

Please see below and share with the group as you see fit.

Anyone can email me and I will do my best to help.

Thank you Ronda!

Jeff Cowen:  to answer Peter’s question whether a proper EIS has been done for the bus hub site.

Has anyone from TRPA gone to Southwood across the street from the OES to see the parking problems they have at that apartment complex? Has anyone done that? That’s the way you can do an “environmental impact study” just by driving down that street?

Before they force a bus hub down the community’s throat… maybe they should get out and take a look at the situation before there are any approvals of anything.

                TRPA planners reviewing the temporary use permit are familiar with the surrounding area. Once I know the level of environmental review that will be used in the application process, I will let Pete and Ronda know. 

Jeff Cowen:   to get the link to Peter of the website that lists the current county property allocations.

                Here is a really helpful page on our Parcel Tracker for the Washoe County portion of the basin. Click on the Development Rights Transactions tab in the middle of the page. It shows allocations back to 2017 in the window. As a reminder, Washoe County can receive up to 20 residential allocations every two years. For the most recent distribution in April, the County received 12 allocations and 4-6 per year are being used by applicants in the Washoe County portion of the basin. The parcel tracker page shows the addresses.

Jeff Cowen:  to answer Kathie Julian’s question of whether we can see the number of requests for residential and commercial permits on the TRPA website. 

                The parcel tracker is where to find just about everything on permits. I can guide Kathie or anyone to use it, but I realize it’s not ideal, so I am asking for help to pull a report of Commercial and residential permits in Washoe County and could use an idea on the timeframe that Kathie would like to see. Would five years suffice?

Jeff Cowen:  to answer Mr. Dolan’s question of will ADUs come from a different pool of allocations? Are those allocation units of use beyond the original development potential of the basin?

                ADUs outside a town center will require a development right out of the overall development potential of the region. ADUs proposed close to town centers can apply to use a bonus unit. A pool of bonus development rights was created in the Regional Plan Update for incentives.

According to a fact sheet on TRPA housing incentives

  • The development must be located within ½ mile of a transit stop. 
  • Residential development awarded a bonus unit cannot be used as a vacation rental. 
  • Applies to multi-family, ADUS, or single-family development. 

As of 2021, there are 404 remaining residential bonus units available within the TRPA pool. Half of these are reserved for affordable development across the region. The other half are reserved for moderate and achievable development. Washoe County can receive up to 120.

 Jeff Cowen:  get to Peter the information about 948 Tahoe Blvd currently being used for boat storage.  That would be a different use of property and would require TRPA approval. 

Maybe you could send me something on that Jeff. I’d like to pass out that information. Whenever you have a different use of property, it has to go through TRPA. Apparently, the owners just decided to do something without anyone knowing about it. Find out and let me know and I’ll pass it out to the rest of the community. 

                Our compliance team is contacting the new owner of the parcel. A letter has been sent which begins the compliance process. 

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