The Lake Tahoe Regional Plan guides development in the Tahoe Basin to achieve balance between the natural and built environment. To control development in the Tahoe Basin, the Regional Plan established growth caps and regulates development over time through development rights. Development rights are land use units someone must acquire before a property is developed. Development rights include tourist accommodation units, single and multi-family residential units, and commercial floor area.
This report shows the current balances of development right pools that have been assigned to community plans and area plans in the Region. In addition, TRPA maintains allocation pools of development rights that may be released to jurisdictions or projects in accordance with the TRPA Code of Ordinances.