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Downtown Specific Plan, Volume 2 Amended 01-24-17'·· . , .,, 1 ', ' ~I .. , \I I ,, ,, ·I I · :I ' ,, I I I .1~ ·I\ I ~ ----------'\- DO~O~TRUCKEE -·· .. •:.'JI SPECIFIC PJLAN VOLUME 2~ POLKCXES & PROGRAMS .I Final Plan = Novemlber 1997 Prepared by tbe Town of Truckee Community Development Department -Planning Division 11.570 Donner Pass Road Truckee, Ca. 96161. (916) 582-7876 DowntoWD Truckee Specib<' Plan Team: Tony Lashbrook -Community Development Director Elizabeth Eddins-Town Planner Lenore Erber -Landscape Architect Duane Hall -Associate Planner Gavin Ball -Assistant Planner Kelly Hnlm -Aclminil'tra.tive Secretary Anton N elessen & Associates -Vision Planning Process Leigh Scott & Cleary -Consulting Traffic Engineers Laura J. Mello Landscape Architecture-Consulting Landscape Architect Stanley R. Hoffman & Associates-Consulting Economists ;•, Downtown Truckee Specific Plan Amendments  Downtown Specific Plan Volume 2 Amendments  Adoption of the Downtown Specific Plan Volume 2 November 6, 1997 Ͳ Town Council Resolution 97-37 – Adopting the Downtown Specific Plan Volume 2 Amendments to the Downtown Specific Plan Volume 2 August 7, 2008 Ͳ Town Council Resolution 2008-02 – Adopting Amendments to the Downtown Specific Plan for the Hilltop Master Plan including the following: o Modification to Figure 2.2 (Land Use Map) o Modification to Policy 2.H.3 o Modification to Table 2.1(Downtown Specific Plan Land Use Table – Existing and Projected Growth) June 17, 2009 Ͳ Town Council Resolution 2009-34 – Adopting Amendments to the Downtown Specific Plan for the Railyard Master Plan, including the following: o Modification to Figure 2.2 (Land Use Map) o Modification to Policy 2.I.1 o Modification to Policy 2.I.2 o Modification to Policy 2.I.4 o Modification to Policy 2.I.5 o Deletion of Policy 2.I.6 o Deletion of Policy 2.I.8 o Modification to Table 2.1 (Downtown Specific Plan Land Use Table – Existing and Projected Growth) May 10, 2016 Ͳ Town Council Resolution 2016-19 – Adopting Amendments to the Downtown Specific Plan for the Railyard Master Plan, including the following: o Modification to Policy 2.I.2, bullet 5 o Deletion of Policy 2.I.6 (Originally, Policy 2.I.7) o Modification to Policy 4.D.2 o Deletion of Policy 4.F.13 o Modification to Policy 6.C.7 January 24, 2017 Ͳ Town Council Resolution 2017-04 – Adopting Amendments to the Downtown Specific Plan for the Triumph Development Residential and Hotel Project (Coburn Crossing), including the following: o Modification to Policy 2.J.3.e o Modification to Policy 2.J.3.f o Modification to Table 2.1 (Downtown Specific Plan Land Use Table – Existing and Projected Growth) /RAILYARD MASTER PLAN AREA Downtown Truckee Specific Plan Chapter 2 – Page 13          Hilltop Policies: Implementation of the following policies through preparation of a Master Site Plan required prior to any new development in the Hilltop Area. 1. Promote development of the Hilltop area as an attractive residential area incorporating a mix of commercial, office, and recreational uses oriented to the pedestrian realm. 2. General guidelines for development density in the area are contained in Table 2.1 under the Hilltop Sub-area. 3. A Master Site Plan shall be prepared prior to any new development to coordinate the mix of land uses and design treatments. This Master Plan shall include the following features: •Accommodate affordable housing. •Preserve and protect the old ski hill in a public park. •Cluster development to protect sensitive resources, ridgelines, scenic views, and open space. •A mix of retail and office uses shall be included to provide goods and services to the neighborhoods along Brockway Road and the Hilltop area. 4. The Master Plan shall include design standards ensuring compatible architecture and site design of the new development with the existing historic mountain character of Truckee. 5. The Master Plan shall protect and improve existing pedestrian trail access to Ponderosa Palisades, the Truckee River, and Highway 267. 6. The Master Plan shall identify how existing historic resources on the site will be protected, consistent with the intent of the historic design guidelines described in Chapter 8. 7. The Master Plan shall identify standards for appropriately scaled and designed development along the lower ridge line of hilltop (where the Cottonwood Restaurant is located). 8. The commercially designated parcel at the corner of Palisades Drive and Highway 267 may develop prior to preparation of the Hilltop Master Plan. Site design on this site should consider future pedestrian and vehicle access from the Hilltop Master Plan area. 2.I. Railyard Master Plan Area (Mill Site) This portion of the DSA contains the majority of the undeveloped land in the study area. The Mill Site area is comprised of an undeveloped 30-acre parcel of land currently owned by Union Pacific, and privately owned parcels adjacent to Church Street and Trout Creek Road. A “balloon track” is located on the Union Pacific property encompassing approximately 15 acres used to allow trains to turn around. Proposed land uses on the Old Mill Site are mixed-use, high density residential, public park, open space, and civic/institutional. A substantial amount of new infill development is proposed for the Railyard Master Plan Area. Chapter 2 – Page 14 Downtown Truckee Specific Plan Railyard Master Plan Area Policies: Implementation of the following policies will be through preparation of a Master Plan required prior to any new development in the Railyard Master Plan Area. 1. Promote the development of the Railyard Master Plan Area as an attractive pedestrian- oriented activity center physically and visually connected with historic downtown Truckee, and containing a mix of retail/commercial uses, recreational uses, lodging, and public services. The interface between historic Truckee and the Railyard Master Plan Area should be carefully considered through construction of a strong pedestrian connection. General guidelines for building density and intensity are contained in Table 2.1 under the Railyard Master Plan Area Category. 2. A Master Plan shall be adopted prior to development in the Railyard Master Plan Area to coordinate the mix of land uses and design treatments. The Master Plan should incorporate local and visitor serving uses such as a hotel, mixed-use commercial areas, parks, high density residential, and community uses. The Master Plan should include the following features: •A variety of housing densities and types within the Downtown Extension, Industrial Heritage, and Trout Creek Districts. •Site Design shall take maximum advantage of southern exposure, and mountain views. •Incorporate public parks with opportunities for both passive and active recreation. •Ensure that the Railyard Master Plan Area remains a year-round activity center by accommodating local-serving uses including a post office, local governmental facilities, community center or auditorium, movie theater, library, and similar uses. •A pedestrian and bicycle under crossing of the railroad tracks from Donner Pass Road Extension to East River Street shall not be precluded with Railyard Master Plan buildout. To ensure feasibility of a future bicycle and pedestrian construction between East River Street and the Railyard Master Plan Area, the infrastructure plans for development east of the balloon track shall include 30 percent design level designs of a bicycle and pedestrian crossing under the tracks. 3. The Master Plan shall incorporate design standards to ensure the compatibility of architecture and site design with the historic mountain character of Truckee and the specific history of the Railyard Master Plan Area and railroad. 4. Promote public transit access to and from the Railyard Master Plan Area connecting to the Commercial Core. 5. Promote construction of a railroad museum in the Railyard Master Plan Area. 2.J Cemetery / 267 North This area is prominently located at the eastern gateway to Downtown Truckee at the I-80/Highway 267 Interchange. This area contains the cemetery and undeveloped land. The primary land uses are public and visitor lodging. Cemetery / 267 North Policies: 1. Cooperate with the State of Californian, the U.S. Forest Service, Tahoe resorts and ski industry, and the gaming industry to establish a regional visitor center on the southern side of the I-80/Highway 267 interchange. 2. Cooperate with the Cemetery District to create an appropriately sized expansion area adjacent to the existing cemetery. Downtown Truckee Specific Plan Chapter 2 – Page 15 3. The 13 acre parcel at the southwest corner of the I-80/Hwy 267 interchange is considered an important “gateway” to the historic downtown core. Because of the prominent location of this parcel, its function as an important “gateway,” its location adjacent the historic Truckee cemetery, and the community’s desire to prevent “freeway oriented” commercial development at this location, the following land use and design policies apply to this area. The following policies will be implemented through the zoning ordinance and design standards. a) Land Use: Lodging development shall be the primary land use on the property. In conjunction with construction of a lodging development, non freeway oriented commercial uses and housing may be accommodated in this area. b) Building Design: Lodging design shall be appropriate to the historic mountain environment, consisting of natural materials such as open timbers and river rock. A mountain lodge type look is considered appropriate design theme, whereas a false front historic downtown look (similar to Commercial Row), or a corporate “mass produced” look are not considered appropriate. Building height should not exceed three stories, however architectural features which create “visual landmarks” may exceed the three story height as long as they are proportional to the buildings. All development on the site shall be oriented to the pedestrian scale. c) Site Design: Siting of the lodge will take advantage of mountain views and solar exposure. Pedestrian plaza areas with views and solar exposure will be incorporated into the lodging design. Lodging may be in separate but related buildings, or one building. Tree removal and grading on the site shall be minimized. Building colors and signage shall be appropriate earth tones. Parking area shall be screened or located away from main entry points on the site. d) Orientation to the Freeway: With appropriate building design there is no need to screen the development on the site from the freeway. Use of free standing or internally lit plastic signage oriented to the freeway is inappropriate. Lodging signage on the site may be visible to the freeway, but shall be integrated with the architecture and scale of the building and shall not appear to function solely as freeway advertisement. Possible ways to integrate signage with the building architecture includes use of towers, cupolas, or other architectural features which may contain a hotel logo or other identifying feature. e) Secondary Uses: Any commercial buildings shall be oriented to a street, preferably the proposed extension of Jibboom Street described in section f below. Commercial uses shall be sited to be complementary to the primary lodging use. Multi-family residential The Best Western Hotel in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is an example of a well designed mid-range Hotel Chapter 2 – Page 16 Downtown Truckee Specific Plan uses are allowed within this site. Architecture of commercial uses shall be similar to the primary lodging design, however large building masses for commercial buildings are not considered appropriate. Roof lines between buildings should be harmonious. f) Circulation: Site design shall accommodate an extension of Jibboom Street through the property. g) Commercial development on the site shall be appurtenant to and compatible with the primary lodging development. 2.K. Projected Growth in the DSA The Growth Projection Table 2.1 identifies the existing and projected growth by land use category in each of the DSA sub-areas and the DSA as a whole. The future growth projections are for a 20-year time frame, and assume a significant portion of projected town wide 20-year growth occurs in the Downtown area. Downtown Core – Future growth is planned primarily in the commercial and office categories. This growth will occur primarily from conversion of residential uses to mixed use commercial and office uses in the Brickelltown and Church street areas and development of infill commercial along Jibboom Street. North Downtown Residential Area – Future growth will occur mainly in the high density category with some infill single- family residential development. West River Street Industrial Area – Future growth will occur primarily in the form of upgrading existing industrial uses with some conversion of existing industrial areas to commercial and high density residential in areas adjacent to the River Corridor. Truckee River Corridor – There will be some additional growth in the single-family category, in addition to possible growth in the multi family and lodging category. A 40-acre public park and bike trail is proposed along the south side of the Truckee River. River Street Residential Area – This area will experience new growth primarily in the high density category with some infill single-family development on existing lots. Hilltop Area – This area is planned to accommodate a significant amount of additional growth potential in the residential, commercial, and office categories. Railyard Master Plan Area – This is the main new growth area in the Downtown Plan. A substantial amount of additional development is planned for this site in the commercial, lodging, office, and public land uses. The Cemetery / 267 North Area – This area will experience new growth in the lodging category in the form of a new hotel and related uses, and in the public/institutional category in the form of a regional visitor center and relocated U.S. Forest Service Headquarters. Overall, most new growth is planned to occur in the commercial, lodging, high density, and public/institutional land use categories. The industrial category will experience a reduction in square feet from existing levels. Office ans single-family land uses are planned for a moderate amount of additional growth. Downtown Truckee Specific Plan Chapter 2 – Page 17 Table 2.1* Downtown Specific Plan Land Use Table - Existing and Projected Growth Planning Sub-Area Single-Family Residential Units Multi-Family Residential Units Commercial Square Feet Industrial Square Feet Office Square Feet Lodging Units Public/ Institutional Square Feet Commercial Core Existing Development*** 70 10 100,000 8,000 25,000 50 5,000 20-year Projected Total 70 45 185,000 0 40,000 50 5,000 Growth Increment 0 35 85,000 (8,000) 15,000 0 0 North Downtown Residential Existing Development*** 50 20 0 0 0 10 9,000 20-year Projected Total 75 30 0 0 0 10 5,000 Growth Increment 25 10 0 0 0 0 (4,000) West River Street Industrial Existing Development*** 0 50 0 90,000 0 0 0 20-year Projected Total 0 125 5,000 90,000 0 0 0 Growth Increment 0 75 5,000 0 0 0 0 Truckee River Corridor **As a general guideline, the development intensity which is considered appropriate on APN 19-30-12 is 40 single family units. If multi-family or duplex units are proposed, they may be accommodated at an approximate density of 2 multi-family units in place of one single-family unit, or 3 lodging units in place of one single family unit. For example, a possible development scenario for the parcel could be 20 single family units, 20 multi family units, and 30 lodging units. Existing Development*** 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20-year Projected Total 40** ** 0 0 0 ** 0 Growth Increment 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 River Street Residential  Chapter 2 – Page 18 Downtown Truckee Specific Plan Table 2.1* Downtown Specific Plan Land Use Table - Existing and Projected Growth Planning Sub-Area Single-Family Residential Units Multi-Family Residential Units Commercial Square Feet Industrial Square Feet Office Square Feet Lodging Units Public/ Institutional Square Feet Existing Development*** 65 0 0 0 0 30 0 20-year Projected Total 95 100 0 0 0 30 0 Growth Increment 30 100 0 0 0 0 0 Hilltop Area 100 multi-family residential units may be developed as single family residential units. Commercial square feet include office uses. Commercial square feet includes 61,150 s.f. for APN 19-450-42 which is not located in the Hilltop Master Plan area. Existing Development*** 10 25 2,500 0 0 0 0 20-year Projected Total 46 243 113,415 0 0 60 Park Facilities Growth Increment 36 218 110,915 0 0 60 Park Facilities Railyard Master Plan Area 570 residential units including up to 165 live/work units, and 125 work/live units or alternatively up to 47 work/live units and 93,750 sq.ft. office, and 1,000 seat movie theater (**570 residential units were divided into two. The actual breakdown has not yet been determined.) Existing Development*** 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20-year Projected Total 285** 285** 90,000 5,000 15,000 60 25,000 Growth Increment 285** 285** 90,000 5,000 15,000 60 25,000 Cemetery/267 North Existing Development*** 0 0 0 0 0 0 20-year Projected Total 0 235 0 0 200 30,000 Growth Increment 0 235 0 0 200 30,000 Total Existing Development*** 195 105 102,500 98,000 25,000 90 14,000 Total 20-year Projected 611 1,063 428,415 95,000 55,000 410 65,000 Total Growth Increment 416 958 290,915 (3,000) 30,000 320 51,000 *Refer to Policy 2.B.12 for an explanation of this table. **Existing Development is based on the development at the time of the initial adoption of the Downtown Truckee Specific Plan