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TOWN OF TRUCKEE <br /> California <br /> RESOLUTION 2016-49 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF TRUCKEE <br /> ADOPTING MAJOR RAILYARD MASTER PLAN AMENDMENTS <br /> WHEREAS, the Town Council adopted the Railyard Master Plan July 2, 2009 <br /> establishing goals, policies, development standards and guidelines on growth and development <br /> in the Railyard Master Plan Area; and <br /> WHEREAS, the adopted Master Plan assumed that the Union Pacific Railroad balloon <br /> track would be relocated east; and <br /> WHEREAS, relocation of the balloon track east is no longer proposed, and because of <br /> this change, minor modifications to the adopted Truckee Railyard Master Plan were necessary <br /> to support the first development application; and <br /> WHEREAS, on May 10, 2016 the Town Council approved a Development Permit, minor <br /> Master Plan Amendments and Downtown Specific Plan amendments for the Truckee Artist <br /> Lofts, a 4-story, mixed-use, mixed-income 121,000 sq. ft. building on APN: 19-420-71 within the <br /> Downtown Extension (DE) District of the Railyard Master Plan; and <br /> WHEREAS, The Town certified the Railyard Master Plan Final Environmental Impact <br /> Report (SCH #2007122092) in July 2009 based on a finding that the Railyard Master Plan will <br /> not result in significant environmental impacts with the incorporation of mitigation measures with <br /> the exception of Impact TRAF-7, Impact TRAF-11, Impact TRAF-15, Impact AIR-2, Impact NOI- <br /> 1; and Impact CULT-1 for which the impacts are identified as significant and unavoidable and <br /> overriding considerations were adopted; and <br /> WHEREAS, An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Addendum was prepared in <br /> conjunction with the Truckee Artist Lofts application and accepted into the Railyard permanent <br /> record on May 10, 2016 in support of the associated minor Master Plan Amendments and <br /> anticipated Major Master Plan Amendments discussed in this resolution and the Addendum <br /> concludes that that there are no new environmental impacts; and <br /> WHEREAS, following approval of the Truckee Artist Lofts, additional Major Railyard <br /> Master Plan Amendments were determined necessary to support implementation of the <br /> Railyard Master Plan vision with a non-relocated balloon track; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Planning Commission is an advisory body to the Town Council who is <br /> the review authority to approve Major Master Plan amendments; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Commission shall make a written recommendation to the Council <br /> whether to approve, approve in modified form, or deny the proposed Major Master Plan <br /> amendments and whether to find the proposed amendments consistent with the Railyard <br /> Masterplan Final Environmental Impact Report as modified by the Addendum; and <br />