Commission to discuss Markleeville development |

Commission to discuss Markleeville development

by Jo Rafferty

Zoning and general plan amendments to allow for a Markleeville resort will be considered at an Alpine County Planning Commission meeting next week.

This is just off the heels of the board of supervisors’ approval on Tuesday of the environmental study on the 36-acre project.

Plans for Markleeville Village and Mahalee Lodge were scaled down by developer Tom Abdoo of Markleeville U.S.A., a development corporation, earlier this month.

Markleeville Village-Mahalee Lodge includes:

— Twelve commercial lots that allow for the development of 25,488 square feet of mixed-use buildings, both commercial and residential. This includes four affordable employee apartments and 10 other apartments.

— A total of 49 cabins proposed for fractional ownership.

— A 25-room lodge with 5,000 square feet of spa area, underground parking, a Native American artifacts display area, an outdoor pool and deck and a cultural walk.

— Infrastructure and site improvements to support the project, including roads, driveways, parking areas, a water supply system, a wastewater treatment system and other utilities.

General Plan and zoning district amendments up for approval are changing respective land use designations and the zoning ordinance for the 36-acre parcel from Commercial-Residential to Planned Development.

The public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on Dec. 29 at Turtle Rock Park.

The planning commission is scheduled to meet again at its regular meeting, 6 p.m. on Jan. 27.

— Jo Rafferty can be reached at or 782-5121, ext. 213.

What: Alpine County Planning Commission public hearing

When: 6 p.m. on Dec. 29

Where: Planning Department, Turtle Rock Park, 17300 Highway 89, Markleeville