Planning hearing set on Abdoo project |

Planning hearing set on Abdoo project

by Regina Purcell, Staff Writer

The biggest project the Markleeville area has seen in some time is subject of another public hearing at the Alpine County Planning Commission Thursday, April 29. A petition opposing the development is expected.

The Markleeville Village/Mahalee Lodge project, proposed by High Mountain Properties, owned by Carson Valley businessman Thomas Abdoo includes:

— A 40 room-lodge with spa, restaurant, meeting space, covered parking (underneath the building), outdoor pool/deck and three employee housing units. The size of the lodge building has been reduced to approximately 22,000 square feet.

— Seventy cabins, proposed for quarter-share ownership. The cabin size has been reduced from the original application.

— A commercial development area that includes 14 buildings separate from the proposed lodge with a combined maximum commercial area of 15,000 square feet. Two of the fourteen buildings will include a total of four employee housing units.

— And infrastructure necessary to serve the development, including water, wastewater treatment, roads, parking and utilities.

The Alpine County Planning Commission meeting will be at Turtle Rock Park at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 29.

On Tuesday, the Alpine County Board of Supervisors denied a request by a group opposed to the project to waive a $100 fee to appeal the decision by the county’s Design Review Historic Committee, approving the commercial proposal March 25.

The Alpine County Planning Commission held its first public hearing on the projects with a full house March 25.

n Regina Purcell can be reached at or (775) 782-5121, ext. 211.