LAKE TAHOE, Calif. -- A new agreement between California and Nevada could lead to further development around Lake Tahoe.
Among the stacks of bills that made it out of the legislature last week was one that would bring economics to the forefront of the region's planning, providing for some higher density construction -- and taller, glitzier buildings.
Incentives would have developers tear down old hotels around the lake and rebuild them near existing town centers. Supporters of the idea say fewer -- but more urban sites -- will cut down on runoff and free up shoreline space.
Opponents are concerned that any construction is detrimental to water quality.