|Dear Neighbors —
We need your help ASAP. The Town of Truckee has created a survey to capture residents’ preferences in the new General Plan, but those options don’t reflect what the community has repeatedly said it wants nor what the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) has asked for, namely the community’s desire for protected open space. What’s more, the survey hasn’t been publicized, so we need your help to get the word out.What you can do about it? Take the Town survey THIS WEEK. (Keep reading for info on the fastest option.)
The survey closes on Friday, July 17, so please take it as soon as you can. If you’re able to, please take the whole survey. If you don’t have time to take the full survey, you can skip ahead to the section most relevant to Glenshire and Canyon Springs, at the very end. It’s Focus Area 5, questions 31-35, especially questions 33 and 34. (See visual below.)
Town has proposed only options with heavy development: one for the Canyon Springs plan we’ve seen before, with 200 additional homes on the property just east of Glenshire, and two options off of Edinburgh Drive (which was always promised not to be the main entrance), one with all 200 homes packed into a smaller area, and a new even higher density option that would put 300 new homes’ worth of vehicle traffic onto tiny streets like Edinburgh, Regency, Courtenay and nearby small streets, as well as adding additional congestion to the intersection of Glenshire Drive at Donner Pass Road, and in all directions in the event of a wildfire evacuation. Our suggestion on how to complete question 33 is below, and you can use question 34 to share more detail.
It’s essential that the Town hear from those who would like to see the entire site conserved as open space, not used for more houses or for lots that will sit vacant for decades.
TAKE THE SURVEY
Suggestion for question 33: