Hotel Avery II

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Updated September 27, 2019

Hotel Avery is proposed to include a 20-room hotel, nine condo/hotels (two two-bedroom units and seven one-bedroom units), one one-bedroom manager’s unit, 23-space valet parking garage (12 surface and 11 lifts), on-street parking, off-site parking, and a 2,327 s.f. restaurant with 900 s.f. outdoor dining located at 10002 and 10024 South River Street (APNs 019-140-001-000 and 019-140-002-000), a 0.62-acre site that consists of two parcels, within the Downtown Mixed Use (DMU) zoning district. 

On August 1, 2019, the applicants submitted updated designs that focused on revisions to the western portion of the building. The applicants proposed to reduce two of the two-bedroom condominiums at the west end of the third floor to two one-bedroom condominiums. This modification to the design eliminated one hotel/condominium “module” across the western end of the building, resulting in a reduction of square footage of the third floor and reduction in building height at the west end from three stories to two stories. The applicants provided two options for the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission’s (HPAC) consideration. 

Option A - Bridge View




HPAC reviewed this project at its August 14, 2019 meeting and its September 25, 2019 meeting. At the September 25, 2019 meeting, the applicant team installed "story balloons" on the project site to represent the size and scale of the project for the public and HPAC's consideration. Photos from the "story balloons" exhibit can be found here.

At the September 25, 2019 meeting, HPAC forwarded a recommendation of denial to the Planning Commission. The Historic Preservation Advisory Commission is a citizens advisory body that assists and advises the Town Council, Planning Commission, and Town staff on historic preservation matters. For development projects in the historic district, HPAC provides a recommendation on consistency with the Downtown Specific Plan, including the Historic Design Guidelines, to assist the decision-makers in its review. The Planning Commission is the decision-making body for this project and will review the project for consistency with the Town of Truckee's development standards and policies, including parking, traffic, design, and environmental impacts. The HPAC's recommendation will be forwarded to the Planning Commission for its consideration.

The Planning Commission hearing for the project has not been scheduled. For more information on the project, contact Yumie Dahn, Associate Planner, at (530) 582-2918 or by email at To view the applicant team's website, please click here.

Updated May 9, 2019

The applicants have submitted updated plans for Hotel Avery II.

Landscape Plan
Tentative Map

The project is beginning environmental review.  A public hearing date has not been scheduled. If you have any questions, contact Yumie Dahn, Associate Planner, at 530-582-2918 or by email at

Hotel Avery rendering_2019-02-07

Updated January 2019

The Town of Truckee has received an application for Hotel Avery II.  The applicant is requesting review of an approximately 32,790 s.f. 21-room hotel, nine condo/hotels, 16-space valet parking garage, on-street parking, and restaurant with outdoor dining located at 10002 and 10024 South River Street (APNs 019-140-001-000 and 019-140-002-000), a 0.62-acre site that consists of two parcels. The Town considers the nine condo/hotels as residential units. An exercise room, ski luggage/storage, and hot tub terrace is also proposed. The project includes 13 on-street parking spaces, frontage improvements, and a plaza in the Town’s South River Street right-of-way. A parking study is currently being completed by LSC Transportation Consultants to determine demand and a potential management plan at alternative locations.

 Hotel Avery - River

In order to accommodate the structure on the site, the applicants are proposing to abandon the existing 36” sewer easement and relocating it along the western property line and within the public right-of-way along the property frontage. One overhead utility line (14.4 kV feeder line) will be undergrounded and one utility line is proposed to be raised approximately nine feet (60 kV circuit).

The applicants will require the following land use permits: 1) An Use Permit to allow a hotel within the Downtown Mixed Use (DMU) zoning district; 2) Development Permit for a structure greater than 5,000 s.f. in the Downtown Commercial zone, disturbance greater than 26,000 s.f., and a restaurant in the DMU zoning district; 3)  Minor Use Permits for a parking management plan in the Downtown and sale of alcohol other than beer and wine; 4) Historic Design Review for exterior modifications in the Historic Overlay District; and 5) A Tentative Map to create condo/hotel parcels, merge the two underlying parcels, and to abandon and redescribe the easements on site.

A previous iteration of Hotel Avery was approved on November 12, 2008 and amended on July 17, 2012. The 2012 version included a 48,064 s.f. 37-room hotel with 10 condo/hotels, underground parking garage, 3,845 s.f. restaurant, and a parking management plan that utilized off-street parking. This approval expired in 2016.

To view the applicant team's website, please click here.

Hotel Avery - Street

Public comments on planning projects can be submitted via mail or hand delivery to the Planning Division (10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, CA 96161) or email Yumie Dahn at

When submitting public comments, please include your name and physical address. Comments received become part of the Town's permanent record. Copies will be distributed to the Planning Commission and posted to the Town website. Due to public records act laws, Town staff cannot redact personal information from comments received, including email addresses. If you prefer not to have your email address included, please submit your comments via letter to the Planning Division either by mail or as an attachment to an email.

For more information on the project, contact Yumie Dahn, Associate Planner, at (530) 582-2918 or by email at