Community Revitalization is needed for prosperity. One way to do this is to redevelop old, blighted motels in our community into something useful like workforce housing. This hits our triple bottom line goals of community, economic and environmental improvements.
- Community improvement happens because old motels currently being used for housing are not safe nor appropriate for that use. Creating nice, new modern mountain housing in town centers will improve living conditions for many local residents.
- Economic improvement will occur because local residents have a nice place to live in town, close to shopping, jobs and restaurants.
- Environmental benefits occur when blight is transformed. In addition, cleaning up the properties will reduce runoff, a key contributor to the loss of Lake Tahoe’s clarity.
Workforce Housing is an important goal for our region and is one of the four recommended strategies in our Workforce Tahoe Project. The Tahoe Prosperity Center is a community partner in the Mountain Housing Council on the North Shore. We also forward to spearheading a hotel to housing demonstration project on the South Shore.