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Riverside Project Conceptual Plans
3141 Riverside Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Project Objective
Provide high quality, permanently affordable, ownership homes that meet the following criteria:

  • Available to and affordable for households earning no more than 120% of Area Median Income

  • Must be a full-time, primary residence

  • Architectural design consistent with surrounding neighborhood

  • Uses durable materials and design elements

  • Complies with all setbacks and other zoning/building code requirements

Project Summary
The project includes:

  • 2 one-story 2-bedroom homes of approximately 1,380 sq. ft. along Riverside Avenue between San Jose and Alameda Avenues

  • 1 one-story 3-bedroom home of approximately 1,500 sq. ft. on San Jose Avenue

  • Natural landscaping consistent with the surrounding neighborhood.

Each home includes:

  • 2 bathrooms

  • Large front porch that serves as gathering space to compensate for small yards

  • Attached one-car garage & on-site parking for 2nd car

NOTE: SJCLT explored adding a 4th or 5th unit, however, the configuration of the site and resulting setbacks made it infeasible to find a plan that would be compatible with neighborhood, comply with lot requirements and not require significant variances. 

Community Land Trust Considerations
The community land trust model allows quality homes to be made affordable to income-qualified households in exchange for controls that ensure permanent affordability and appropriate use of the home. The Riverside Project homes will be sold subject to a 99-year renewable, inheritable ground lease with the Saint Joseph Community Land Trust. The ground lease includes provisions that:

  • Ensure that the homes will be permanently affordable through resale restrictions that limit resale prices to changes in the Area Median Income

  • Require that the home be used as a primary full-time residence

  • Require proper maintenance of the home

Conceptual Site and Home Plans
Click the buttons to review the conceptual site and home plans reflecting the above. These conceptual site and home plans are subject to non-substantive changes, primarily to interior home layouts, door and window locations and exterior materials as we move to final architectural plans.

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