Site Development Civil Engineering

The Village at Northstar | Lake Tahoe, CA

East West Partners


Civil Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Surveying and Mapping
Right-of-Way Engineering
Construction Staking

The Country’s First “Green” Resort

Located in beautiful Lake Tahoe, Northstar Ski Resort embarked upon a $60 million, 21-acre redevelopment project. The new Village at Northstar includes luxury condominiums, a 255-room hotel, shops, galleries, restaurants, conference facility, spa, clinical space, outdoor ice rink, and subterranean and surface parking.

The resort was recognized as the country’s first LEED® Certified resort. The project required development of a full treatment system for stormwater runoff to meet the stringent discharge requirements of the Lahonton Region Basin and rigorous water quality regulations.

Psomas provided civil engineering and surveying services for the redevelopment plan, construction documents, and condominium mapping. The mapping was a complicated process that included multiple five-story buildings and a subterranean parking garage. Each structure sits on its own recorded lot, but a common basement and walls are shared that are defined with 3D air space envelopes and easements, forming a web of complex envelopes.

Transportation engineering services included obtaining encroachment permits from Caltrans and designing the widening of neighboring roads and SR 267, including miles of mountainous roadway with multiple ski-run crossings.