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Homewood Mountain Resort Project Timeline 

In 2008 HMR submitted its plan, and Public Scoping for the Community Enhancement Program project was held both at the TRPA Governing Board meeting and a Placer County meeting. There was great public participation. 

The Homewood Mountain Resort Community Enhancement Program (CEP) concept encompasses the base of Homewood ski resort and mid-mountain lodge. The concept is participating in the CEP while continuing its Master Plan process.

At its December 2011 meeting, the TRPA Governing Board voted to approve the Homewood Master Plan and certify the Final Environmental Impact Statement that were 5 years in the making.


Master Plan for Homewood Mountain Resort 

Draft Master Plan, August 2011

A central goal of that plan is to restore Homewood as a key gathering center for Lake Tahoe’s West Shore and to maintain the heritage of a ski resort that can be enjoyed equally by local residents and visitors.

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Physical Plan for Homewood Mountain Resort 

Approved by TRPA, 2011

Architectural and General Design Character

The new Homewood Resort design is conceived as an alpine village community in the architectural style of the classic old Tahoe lodges. The site design strategy is to cluster development in two separate base villages maximizing the amount of natural land and open space. Buildings have been arranged on the site to create several distinct neighborhoods within the development focused around key recreational uses such as gondola staging, ice rink, hotels, shops and restaurant venues. Two story structures are located along highway 89 with taller structures placed further up the slope, the village pedestrian plazas occupy the space between. Certain architectural features, in particular, gable and hipped roof shapes, dormer configurations, as well as the use of exposed timber and natural materials are designed to express the Tahoe lodge design theme in the manner of the Tahoe Tavern and Ehrman Mansion. These and similar National Park Service (NPS) structures, exemplified by such buildings as The Ahwahnee Hotel and Timberline Lodge stand powerfully on the land, expressing the theme of man and nature simultaneously. The Homewood design seeks to convey this kind of presence on a site.

Community Enhancement Program (CEP)

Community Enhancement Program (CEP)
A TRPA program which allows developers to benefit from amendments to local parking, height and density regulations for implementing environmental improvements and projects which enhance the quality of life for residents, improve the visitor experience and contribute to the long-term economic vitality of the region.


Project Description/Background: The applicant is proposing to pursue a Master Plan development for the Homewood Mountain Resort through the Community Enhancement Program (CEP). The goal of the CEP is to seek out projects which will demonstrate revitalization opportunities for local communities in a manner and context of the needs of those communities in which they are proposed to be located.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES The HMR Master Plan is guided by: • Consistency with the scale and character of Homewood, California; • Enhance the lifestyle and property values of west shore residents; and • Generate sufficient revenues to support the proposed environmental and fire safety improvements and ensure the continued viability of the ski operations.

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Homewood Master Plan Visualization

Visualization of the Homewood Master Plan and what changes it would bring to this picturesque Lake Tahoe resort.

Environmental Impact Report /
Environmental Impact Statement 

TRPA Code of Ordinances Subsection 5.8.A(2) requires that an EIS study, develop and describe appropriate alternatives to recommended courses of action for any project that involves unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.

“Maintain opportunities and facilities for the full spectrum of outdoor recreational uses to a socially acceptable level of concentration” (TRPA 1982).

Goal 2. Provide for the appropriate type, location, and rate of development of outdoor recreational uses. The appropriate type and rate of outdoor recreational development should depend on demand.

FEIR_EIS 18.0 Recreation (pg. 2,4/22)

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Acronyms & Terms 

A glossary of common acronyms, terms, and concepts in Lake Tahoe Basin and California planning.

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