‘Lake Tahoe has a people problem’: how a resort town became unlivable

February 12, 2023

Late last year, Lake Tahoe earned a spot on an exclusive travel guide. Citing a pandemic influx of remote workers, second home buyers, traffic gridlock and packed beaches, the guide concluded “Lake Tahoe has a people problem”. During the pandemic, tourists flocked to communities like South Lake Tahoe, California, bringing traffic and packed beaches. Ludovic Fekete, an employee with Clearly Tahoe, checks on the transparent kayaks aboard the company’s new boat at the Tahoe Keys Marina in South Lake Tahoe. Sugar Pine Village, which Kang developed, will bring 248 units of affordable housing to South Lake Tahoe, the largest single development approved by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.