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historic railway

1869

America’s first transcontinental railroad was completed establishing Truckee as an important stop in connecting the Bay & Sacramento to Nevada for mining and logging transport.

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1870s

During the 1870s Truckee shipped more freight than at any other point on the Central Pacific, including ice and lumber. As such, lumber mills were also built near and on the railyard site.

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southern pacific lines

1925

The Truckee rail line was leased to Southern Pacific, bringing a shift towards tourism travel. Round trips between Oakland and Reno were now available.

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1989

Truckee’s last functioning lumber mill closes marking the end of an era.

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Town of Truckee

1993

The Town of Truckee incorporates, recognizing the need to address the changing economy and to take charge of Truckee’s future.

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1997

“Downtown Vision Plan” is finalized with plans for housing and retail density at the Railyard.

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railyard site

2002

Railyard redevelopment process begins.

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2009

Truckee Railyard Development Master Plan approved by the Town Council. Master plan includes housing and retail density at the Railyard site.

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2014

Grant funds of $14 million secured to fund the eventual installation of roads, sewer, and utilities in the Truckee Railyard.

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2016

Amendments to 2009 Railyard Master Plan approved by Town Council. Holliday Development, LLC was the project applicant.

Truckee Railyard Mixed-use Development Master Plan
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2020

Loja Real Estate Group becomes an active partner and continues to work closely with Holliday Development, LLC.

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artist lofts

2021

Truckee Artist Lofts completed at the Railyard providing 77 affordable workforce housing units.

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What's Next?

  • Church street extension & Glenshire Drive roundabout, Completion late 2022/Early 2023
  • The Old Lumber Yard Phase 1, Spring 2024
  • Market Square Truckee, Fall 2024