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Cohousing project OK’d, next step City Council

After nearly four hours of discussion, Grass Valley’s Planning Commission members OK’d a 70-unit collaborative housing project at the intersection of Freeman Lane and West McKnight Way late Tuesday.

Residents and commission members addressed several contentious points during the long debate including whether enough parking is included, whether corrugated siding is a good design idea and whether more specific requirements are needed for the homeowners’ covenants and restrictions document.

In a 4-to-1 vote, all the commissioners but David Emanuel approved a rezoning of the 8.26 acre parcel from commercial to high density residential. Emanuel said he didn’t like the color scheme and also had concerns about sufficient parking in the complex.



But seniors generally don’t require as many parking spaces as working people, city staff said.

The City Council could consider the project in 30 to 60 days.




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To contact Staff Writer Greg Moberly, e-mail gregm@theunion.com or call 477-4234.


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