July 22, 2014
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) - Work could resume as early as next month on a scaled-back retail development project at what once was supposed to be a new convention center at South Lake Tahoe.
The $400 million project stalled four years ago and since has been dubbed the "hole in the ground" just off the main casino strip at the California-Nevada line.
The South Lake Tahoe City Council this week unanimously approved construction of the retail portion of the Chateau project on U.S. Highway 50 just west of the Nevada-California line.
Several council members expressed concerns about the partial project expected to cost about $11 million. But the Tahoe Daily Tribune reports that Mayor Tom Davis was among those who concluded something is better than nothing.
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