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2040 General Plan Update

The Town is about to embark on a comprehensive update to its 2025 General Plan. The General Plan Update process provides an important opportunity for the community to provide direction on how Truckee might best fulfill its community vision and how development should occur in the future. This is a two- to three-year community commitment, initiated by the Town Council.   

2025 General Plan
The purpose of the General Plan is to guide development and conservation in Truckee through 2025, by establishing a policy basis for decision making, particularly for land use and development in the Town. 

2019-2027 Housing Element
The Town of Truckee is required by state law to update its Housing Element. The current Housing Element was adopted by the Town Council on August 13, 2019. 

Sphere of Influence
The Sphere of Influence was adopted by the Nevada County LAFCo in December 2010, per Resolution No. 10-05. This Sphere of Influence is more current than the proposed sphere in the 2025 General Plan.

Development Code
The Development Code contains the Town's zoning, land use and subdivision regulations. These provisions comprise most of the Town's requirements for the development and use of private and public land, buildings and structures within the Town. 


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Downtown Specific Plan 

The purpose of the Specific Plan is to implement the General Plan within the boundaries of the Downtown Study Area. The Specific Plan sets forth the policies, projects, implementation plans and regulations intended to manage growth and preserve and enhance the mountain character of the Downtown area.  

Hilltop Master Plan
A master plan for a mixed use development of residential and commercial uses in the Hilltop area south of historic downtown Truckee. The Town Council adopted the master plan in August 2008.

Railyard Master Plan
A master plan with mixed residential and commercial uses at the eastern end of historic downtown Truckee. The Town Council adopted the amended Truckee Railyard Master Plan in November 2016.

Truckee Tahoe Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan
This plan was initially adopted by the Foothill Airport Land Use Commission in December 2004 to promote compatibility between the airport and surrounding land uses. In May 2010, the Nevada County Transportation Commission formed the Truckee Tahoe Airport Land Use Commission (TTALUC). The TTALUC formally adopted the Truckee Tahoe Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (TTALUCP) in October 2010. The TTALUC sets compatibility criteria applicable to the Town in the preparation or amendment of land use plans and ordinances and in the review and approval of the design of new development. The Town Council has accepted the plan and implements its compatibility through the Development Code.

Downtown River Revitalization Strategy
This plan is a master strategy that establishes a vision for development along the edges of the Truckee River as it courses through the downtown area. It describes actions to revitalize underutilized lands, abate environmental degradation and redevelop the community’s neglected waterfront. It outlines a framework of circulation and land use that will establish a climate for investment, both for the public and private sectors.

Trails and Bikeways Master Plan
The plan is the long-range planning document for the design and construction of recreational trails and on-street bikeways within and adjacent to the Town of Truckee. 

Particulate Matter Air Quality Management Plan
This planning effort by the Town analyzes the severity of the particulate matter pollution problem in the late 1990s and identifies measures to control future particulate matter emissions and to reduce particulate matter pollution through the implementation of control measures.

Truckee Uniform System for Road Naming
The purpose and intent of this Article is to provide a uniform system for the naming of public and private roads within the Town of Truckee consistent with road naming standards of the incorporated or unincorporated cities and towns located within Nevada County. This chapter is intended to provide clarification of road naming policies and procedures and to assist emergency providers in locating properties. 

Gray's Crossing Specific Plan
A specific plan for a planned community with mixed commercial and residential uses along Highway 89 North between Interstate 80 and Prosser Lakeview Subdivision. The Town Council adopted the specific plan in February 2004.

Coldstream (Planned Community-1) Specific Plan
A specific plan for a planned community with a mixed residential, commercial and recreational components on Coldstream Road by Donner Memorial State Park. The Town Council certified the EIR and adopted the specific plan on September 23, 2014.

Joerger Ranch (Planned Community-3) Specific Plan
A Specific Plan for commercial, manufacturing, workforce housing and open space located at the intersection of Highway 267, Brockway Road and Soaring Way. The Town Council certified the EIR and adopted the specific plan on March 24, 2015.

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