Truckee Railyard Project

Truckee Railyard and Lumberyard rendering

Photo is a rendering for the redevelopment of the Old Lumberyard (click link)

In 1869, America’s first transcontinental railroad was completed and connected San Francisco and Sacramento to Truckee. This was an important hub for mining and logging supplies between the California and Nevada gold rush towns.

From the early part of the 20th century, the Tahoe Truckee Lumber Company operated on the eastern side of downtown Truckee. The Truckee Lumber Yard and Rail Yard are steeped in Truckee's rich history. Redevelopment for these iconic sites blend its historical past with a vision for the future.

Truckee's Changing Future

In 1989, Truckee’s last lumbermill closed. By 1993, the Town of Truckee moved forward with redevelopment plans to take charge of Truckee’s economic future. Plans for affordable housing for locals and accessible outdoor recreation became a major focus for the town.

As part of the overall vision for the renovation of the Truckee Railyard project, the Truckee Artist Lofts were completed in 2021. This provided 76 income-restricted rental apartments, ranging from studios to three-bedroom units, and ground floor commercial/retail space. 

Renovation has finally begun on the Old Lumberyard. This was home to the Truckee Tahoe Lumber Company from 1931 to 2020. While they still have many locations around the lake and in Reno, the old TTLC office and retail building was demolished. This will make room for a mix of fire pits, lawn, public art and will serve as a community gathering space.

Phase I Approval and Completion

Phase I of the project is set to open in summer of 2024 and will include retail shops, coffee, sporting goods, a brew house, health and wellness and food and beverage.

The project will be completed by local contractors and will incorporate local and well-established business with restaurants surrounded by recreation areas.  

The Old Lumberyard Project is managed by CF Holding Company LLC. The vision for this redevelopment will serve as a legacy project to be enjoyed by the Truckee community.

Phase I of the Railyard Master Plan was approved by the Town of Truckee Planning Commission. It calls for the redevelopment and architecture that will adaptively reuse the old TTLC site.

Truckee has blossomed into a retail area with architecture that carefully protects a vision of its past, while incorporating changes to match the growing population.

For more information about this project, available homes in the Truckee area or for a free value estimation of your property, contact us today.