Chateau project gets a building permit |

Chateau project gets a building permit

Staff Reports
A building permit was issued on Friday for contstrution in the former Convention Center site. The site has been idle for at least five years.
Jonah M. Kessel/Tahoe Daily Tribune file photo | Jonah M. Kessel / Tahoe Daily Tr

A building permit was issued Friday for the Chateau project at the corner of Highway 50 and Stateline, the City of South Lake Tahoe announced.

“Thank you to City Council and staff for working extensive hours on getting this project started again and reinvigorating the local economy,” said Mayor Tom Davis.

The Chateau project will consist of street-level retail spaces with complete streetscape improvements along the Highway 50 frontage.

“The developer was able to meet all conditions required by the City Council to complete the retail portion of this project. This project will also inject millions of dollars into the community by putting contractors to work,” said City Manager Nancy Kerry. “The economic impact of this project, along with all of the current projects in town, give a much needed boost to the community,” said Kerry.

The issuance of the building permit includes conditions that require the completion of the retail space as proposed. The agreement signed by Bill Owens of Owens Financial allows the building to proceed. Construction on this project is estimated to be one year.

The commercial space will include an 8,988 square foot two-level nightclub at the corner of Highway 50 and Stateline Avenue. The remaining 18,880 square feet of single-level mixed use commercial space will be located along the highway frontage.