The bi-state North Lake Tahoe Regional Planning Authority (TRPA) approved the development of an upscale resort in Crystal Bay, Nevada, within walking distance of the California state line.
The project, named Boulder Bay, has been hotly debated for years. Significant concessions were made by the developers and it appears to be on its way to fruition despite the possibility of lawsuits.
The vote was 12-2 in favor and may represent the last major decision of the controversial agency charged with controlling development in the Lake Tahoe basin. It appears all but certain Nevada is pulling out of the compact that was formed with bi-partisan cooperation during Governor Reagan’s administration.
California and Nevada will each have its own agency to assure protection of their respective shorelines and watersheds.