Take a drive through Truckee and you may realize it’s not exactly as you remember. The eastern-most end of historic downtown changed dramatically with the installation of a new roundabout and traffic pattern on Donner Pass Road. Built as part of the Truckee Railyard project, the new roadway will soon provide access to the long anticipated downtown expansion.
What was once a rail yard at the end of town is being transformed to complete Truckee’s downtown corridor. Offering dense mixed-use space including new achievable workforce housing, restaurants and retail, a grocery, movie theater and more, the Truckee Railyard will double the size of downtown and offer more for both local residents and area visitors.
Construction of the Artist Lofts and the new downtown grocery store space will begin vertical construction in summer 2019, with other spaces expected to quickly follow suit. Although the grocery operator has yet to be named, the movie theater space has been proposed by the owners of the locals’ favorite Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema in nearby Tahoe City. Featuring three auditoriums, the largest will house 199 seats, with two smaller theaters offering 95 and 84 seats each. Similar to how the lakeside business is operated, Truckee residents can anticipate screenings of current feature films, outdoor industry movie premiers and the hosting of other community events at the Truckee Art Haus.
The planned mixture of retail, restaurant and office spaces, as well as residential and hotel units will ensure the desirable downtown area remains walkable and a place people of all ages want to visit and return to often.
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