What, where, and how we build will affect Truckee-Tahoe residents and visitors for generations to come. Development decisions touch our lives in so many ways. Our homes, the schools our children attend, the taxes we pay, our daily commutes, the quality of our water, economic growth, the availability of parks, public art and opportunities to enjoy nature are all impacted by how we choose to grow.
We believe that communities must create a balance between accommodating new growth and protecting the mountains, and streams that enrich our lives and sustain our tourism economy. By embracing smart growth principles, MAP seeks to assure that new growth avoids critical environmental areas, protects water and air quality and recycles already disturbed lands with in-fill development as opposed to sprawling into the surrounding forests and meadows.