Tioga Inn proposed development
No vote on the Tioga Inn project yet
Mono County Supervisors will consider the project again
After 15 hours of public meeting and deliberation on June 29 & 30, the Mono County Board of Supervisors declined to approve OR deny the Tioga Inn project, and sent it back to the developer and Mono County staff for major improvements to the design and content.
The Supervisors are expecting to see significant changes to reduce visual impacts, resolve fire safety concerns, and add a safe pedestrian route between Lee Vining and the project site. They tentatively scheduled a July 20 special meeting when they can consider the improved project.
Thank you to all of you who commented in the meeting or by email! Your input made a tremendous difference.
Highlights about the project:
In an effort to assess the effects of reflective surfaces at the proposed Tioga Inn project site, Mono Lake Committee staff brought a 2×3-foot mirror to the site and photographed the reflection from South Tufa. This photograph was presented to the Board. Click the photo to enlarge it.
Looking west towards Tioga Pass and the Tioga Inn project area from South Tufa. Photo courtesy of Jeff Sullivan.
This viewshed analysis was presented to the Board to demonstrate how visible the buildings proposed in Alternative 6 of the Tioga Inn project would be across the Mono Basin. Analysis by Robbie Di Paolo (click here to see how it was generated and to see a larger version).
A view of the Tioga Inn project housing site, with Mono Lake to the north. Photo courtesy of Lynn Boulton.
Community concern about this project has been demonstrated and well-documented since the scoping process for it began four years ago. This community meeting took place on March 3, 2020, right before COVID-19 prohibited gatherings like this.
The Mono County Planning Commission and the public toured the Tioga Inn project site in September 2019.
The Tioga Inn project is located on the same property as the Tioga Gas Mart (or Mobil Mart) at the junction of Higway 395 and Highway 120 West to Yosemite.
Questions about this project? Call (760) 647-6595 or send an email.