Both an allocation and development right are required in order to build a residential unit.
A development right is one-half of what is required in order to build a residential unit. Each undeveloped residential lot automatically has one development right associated with it. If more than one housing unit is proposed for a site, additional development rights need to be purchased and transferred to the parcel to match the allocations received.
An allocation is the other half of what is required in order to build a residential unit. When matched with a development right, it allows the property owner to submit plans for construction of a new residential unit. A residential allocation application must be completed and submitted to the Planning Division.
The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) has distributed all of their residential allocations to the City of South Lake Tahoe until the adoption of their Regional Plan Update which is scheduled to be heard before their governong board in December 2012. Once the Regional Plan Update is adopted they will authorize the distribution of additional allocations. It is not expected that the City will receive any allocations until 2013.
Please contact the Planning Division for information on the availability of any remaining 2011 single family or multi-family allocations.
Currently planning staff has contacted everyone on the waiting lists to offer any available allocations. Once the 2013 allocations are distributed to the City, planning staff will begin contacting property owners by letter who are next in line and they will be asked to accept or rescind their allocations.
For additional information, please contact Planning Technician Melinda Adams at (530) 542-6020.