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Dorsey Marketplace developers hold open house in Grass Valley

The Union Staff

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Copies of the Draft EIR are available for public review during regular business hours at the Nevada County Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City; the Grass Valley Library, 207 Mill St., Grass Valley; and Grass Valley City Hall at 125 E. Main St. The document can also be viewed on the city’s web site at http://www.cityofgrassvalley.com. Public comment period for the report ends May 6. Comments may be sent to Tom Last at toml@cityofgrassvalley.com. For more information go to https://dorseymarketplace.com/.

The developers for the proposed Dorsey Marketplace were all on hand Wednesday during an open house designed to show off the project and answer any questions.

The Draft Environmental Impact Report for the controversial development near the intersection of Dorsey Drive and Highway 20 in Grass Valley was released on March 26, starting the clock on a 45-day review period for public comment. The Grass Valley Planning Commission held a hearing on April 16 in order to provide an overview and hear from concerned residents. During that meeting, Katherine Waugh, senior project manager for Dudek, discussed two alternative projects for the marketplace.

Alternative A proposes more space for commercial buildings, while Alternative B features more apartment units. For each alternative, apartment sizes range between 1,013 and 1,600 square feet. A small dog park, clubhouse and pool are proposed for each plan.

According to Grass Valley Community Development Director Tom Last, the Draft Environmental Impact Report will first be reviewed by the development review committee, then will go to the planning commission. It will then go to the city council to make a final decision on the report. The process could take up to three months depending on public comment, said Last.


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