Public Private Partnerships, Implementing Community Planning Goals

APA California Chapter, Sacramento Valley Section


Friday, September 16, 2016, 2 p.m.
Friday, September 16, 2016, 5 p.m. PDT

South Lake Tahoe, CA, United States

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This event includes presentations and walking tours focused on three local public-private partnership models. First, the Tahoe Mountain Lab Co-working Space (led by Cristi Creegan), then the Harrison Avenue Project (led by Coleen Shade of Shade Resources, Steve Noll of Design Workshop, and City of South Lake Tahoe staff), and finally the Lakeview Commons Project (led by City of South Lake Tahoe staff with support from California Tahoe Conservancy staff, Lisa O’Daly). Public-Private Partnerships were instrumental in helping to achieve the goals of the local and regional community for these projects. AICP members can learn from these models about how to manage similar partnerships in their community. 

The Tahoe Mountain Lab is South Lake Tahoe’s first co-working space and a hub of innovation for the entire South Shore. 

The Harrison Avenue project is an urban design plan which creates a pedestrian oriented atmosphere, within the existing commercial district, to serve both the local citizen and tourist. Through a public/private partnership, implementation of a district-wide stormwater management system was incorporated into the improvement plans to retain and treat all run-off whether it originated from private property or public right-of-way prior to it reaching the Lake. 

The Lakeview Commons property comprises a significant, visible assemblage of public space within the City of South Lake Tahoe. The City of South Lake Tahoe, through a cooperative lease agreement with El Dorado County, operates and manages the on-site facilities and uses for park, recreation, cultural, and visitor information purposes. The El Dorado Beach Improvement Project is the first implementation phase of the overall Lakeview Commons Conceptual Plan for revitalizing and developing this civic and recreation area in the heart of South Lake Tahoe.  The improvements at El Dorado Beach represent the largest lakefront public access site improvement investment by the Tahoe Conservancy in the south shore. The project incorporated significant public participation during its planning and design process.


Cristi Creegan

Confirmed Speaker

Attorney Cristi Creegan has lived in South Lake Tahoe since 1997. Cristi’s professional career has focused on executive-level management of conservation-based nonprofit organizations, including several years as the associate director of the Sierra Nevada Alliance and the Managing Director of the California Rangeland Trust. She is one of the ... Read More

Steven Noll, AICP

Confirmed Speaker


Jason Burke

Confirmed Speaker

Jason Burke is currently the Stormwater Program Coordinator for the City of South Lake Tahoe and is responsible for the City’s NPDES stormwater permit compliance and working to restore Lake Tahoe’s clarity consistent with the Lake Tahoe Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program. Having worked previously as a ... Read More

Coleen Shade

Confirmed Speaker


Lisa O'daly

Confirmed Speaker