TRUCKEE RAILYARD
BUILDING TYPE STUDY
TRUCKEE, CALIFORNIA

Project Data:

Owner
Private/public partnership between
the Town of Truckee and
Truckee Railyard, LLC.

Project Scope
330 units of variable density combined with
up to 75,000 SF of commercial uses

Completion Date
June 2005


Project Description:

The purpose of the study was to explore appropriate and efficient building types that could be employed in the redevelopment of the abandoned railyards north of the Union Pacific rail line and directly east of Historic Downtown Truckee. The selection of these building types is influenced by the following criteria: the need to create new affordable residential units within the area; the desire to stimulate both construction and permanent jobs within the area; and respect for Truckee's small-town mountain community atmosphere.

The building prototype methodology used in this study can help to ensure that the most desirable building-to-building and building-to-street relationships will be maintained. Mixing the prototypes helps to produce a diverse and interesting new community.