KSL revises Squaw development proposal, death of Lake Tahoe still predicted.

KSL has revealed scaled-back development plans for its corner of Squaw Valley.   Buildings have been reduced by about  1/3 and a fair amount of the existing day-use parking, which was going to be virtually eliminated, is retained.    I suspect this was the target all along and the original proposal was simply a posture from which to make a concessionary retreat when the inevitable opposition arises.

This, of course, will not mollify the usual suspects opposing any development proposal.  Note that virtually all construction comes on top of existing paved parking or unpaved dump/storage sites.   The footprint is a tiny fraction of the whole of Squaw Valley and subsantially less than the existing subdivisions occupied by the resident opponents.  In the flatlands this sort of thing is what the Sierra Club refers to as “smart growth”.

Here’s the original plan (click to enlarge, and it’s large):

Original Squaw development proposal.

Original Squaw development proposal.

Here’s the new plan (click to enlarge, and it’s large):

The new proposal

The new proposal

Here’s the new plan (click to enlarge, and it’s large):