'Resort Sprawl' In The Sierra Nevada
"...[G]rowth is on the verge of transforming Martis Valley into a checkerboard of 6,000 high-end homes and nearly 1 million square feet of commercial space with hotels and shopping centers.
The critics warn that population increase, traffic congestion and shortage of affordable housing will destroy the bucolic appeal of a place where children grow up knowing the name of every dog in town.
Nevertheless, the Placer County Board of Supervisors late last year approved a new master-plan for the valley and two weeks ago gave the go-ahead to the area's fifth subdivision."
Thanks to Chris Steins