Tahoe Regional Arts Foundation Withdraws Application to Develop Performing Arts Center



The nonprofit Tahoe Regional Arts Foundation announced that it has terminated its application to develop a 22-acre parcel of land near the entrance to the Northstar California Resort as The Stages at Northstar, a center visual and performing arts for the community. Although having entered into a sublet agreement with Vail Resorts for the development and use of the property, community support and fundraising efforts to obtain the required environmental impact report are underway. lost momentum when the pandemic began. Along with the decision to cancel the project application, the board of directors of the nonprofit also announced that it would dissolve the foundation.

“The Stages at Northstar was meant to be a community interest project that would bring people together, provide cultural enrichment and give an economic boost to the region,” said Keith Vogt, retired educator, businessman and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tahoe Regional Arts Foundation. “Our goal was to create a place for the performing arts to thrive in the Lake Tahoe region and to provide everyone from local youth to the world’s top performing artists the opportunity to share their talents with our residents and those who visit. Unfortunately, the pandemic has shown that now is not the time for this project. “

Estimated at a cost of $ 60 million, once operational, The Stages was expected to generate approximately $ 15.7 million per year in economic output and create over 100 new full-time or part-time jobs for a total of over $ 5 million in annual workers’ compensation.

The North Tahoe-Truckee region is home to over 15 educational institutions and 30 arts organizations that historically have not had access to a place where the community and visitors can see the arts flourish. The Northstar stages are said to have been the only such theater complex in the bi-state area.

Source: About the Tahoe Regional Arts Foundation

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