Truckee Art Haus - Railyard Theater

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March 4, 2019

The Planning Commission will be reviewing the Truckee Art Haus - Railyard Theater at their March 19, 2019 meeting. The staff report will be released five days before the hearing (Thursday, March 14, 2019).

The applicant is requesting the following land use approvals: 1) Zoning Clearance to construct a 12,130 s.f. three-screen movie theater and performing arts theater in the Truckee Railyard Master Plan Area.  The large auditorium is about 3,057 SF with 199 seats, the first small auditorium is 1,541 SF with 95 seats and the second small auditorium is 1,363 SF with 84 seats. The theater would also function as a meeting hall/event center. The Railyard Master Plan requires Zoning Clearance for “small project” less than 15,000 s.f. of gross floor area; 2) Zoning Clearance to operate a bar and drinking establishment within the Downtown Extension district; 3) Minor Use Permit for encroachments into the proposed Phase 1 Railyard Final Map 8’ Public Utility Easement and Access Easement on Truckee Way; 4) Minor Exception for minor deviations from the streetwall articulation standard; and 5) Sign Plan for the marquee sign and projecting sign.

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For more information on the Art Haus project, please contact Yumie Dahn, Associate Planner, at 530-582-2918 or by email at ydahn@townoftruckee.com. Click here for the public notice. 

October 17, 2018 

The Planning Division has received an application for a 12,130 s.f. three-screen movie theater and performing arts theater in the Truckee Railyard Master Plan Area.  The large auditorium is about 3,057 SF with 199 seats, the first small auditorium is 1,541 SF with 95 seats and the second small auditorium is 1,363 SF with 84 seats.

The main floor will also have a lobby with ticket and concession sales, as well as restrooms. There is an upper level, served by a stair and elevator, with a small public mezzanine, the projection rooms, a staff lounge, the theater office, storage, and mechanical. A marquee canopy and a blade sign are proposed within the 8’ Public Utility Easement (PUE) and Access Easement on Truckee Way. Street furniture, planters, awnings, and doors are proposed in the 20’ PUE and Access Easement in the alleyway.

The applicants are proposing the following uses: A major motion picture cinema, local film/independent film venue, and live music performance, local dance, and performance venue. Typical hours of operation are proposed to be in the afternoon and evening seven days a week; however, the hours are proposed to vary with the programming. More showings could be added during the peak seasons. The lobby area is proposed to be open to all and popcorn, snacks, and drinks, including beer and wine, would be served.

The requested land use approvals include: 1) Zoning Clearance for a small project less than 15,000 s.f. in the Railyard Master Plan area; 2) Zoning Clearances for the following uses:  Theaters and Meeting Halls and Bar/Drinking Establishments; 3) Minor Use Permit for encroachments in the Access and Public Utility Easements; and 4) Sign Plan.

To view the notice of submittal, please click here.

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

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Project information is provided below:

The project will be reviewed by the Planning Commission. A hearing date has not been scheduled. Comments on this project may be sent by email to Yumie Dahn, Associate Planner, at ydahn@townoftruckee.com or by mail to the Town of Truckee Planning Division, 10183, Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, CA 96161.

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 questions regarding this project, please contact Yumie Dahn, Associate Planner, at ydahn@townoftruckee.com  or 530-582-2918.