'Resort Sprawl' In The Sierra Nevada

A mountain valley known for its bucolic lifestyle is about to become the largest winter resort community in the Sierra Nevada.
October 18, 2004, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"...[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

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Published on Sunday, October 17, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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