Siren Arts at Tahoe City, a local grassroots organization, has begun a community campaign for a multi-use community space to be developed in Tahoe City, and has identified the former Tahoe City firehouse and Community Center as a potential location.
These buildings sit on part of the parcel that is Commons Beach, which was deeded “to the people of Tahoe City” through an Act of Congress by Ulysses S. Grant in 1872.
Placer County, which owns the land, is actively considering uses for the Firehouse properties and has issued a Request for Information to see what type of outside interest comes forward to develop the buildings.
Siren Arts is responding to the RFI with a proposal to create an arts and cultural facility that can host a number of uses for the community. Imagine a space in the heart of town that hosts classrooms for workshops, artist studio spaces, art gallery, a 250-retractable seat theater, a place to hold year-round farmers’ markets, local events, affordable live/work housing and much more.
Siren Arts is seeking support for the idea of a community center at the Firehouse properties and is asking community members to visit the Web site to learn more, to watch its presentation and to sign up to voice support for the idea of a community center. The Tahoe Weekly is a supporter of the proposal.
Should Placer County choose Siren Arts’ proposal, there would be a public process with an opportunity to offer input for uses of the property. | sirenarts.org