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City says yes to houses

Nevada City Planning Commissioners approved plans for construction of three homes on the 100 block of Redbud Way on Thursday night.

The homes will be built on the periphery of Nevada City’s co-housing community, near the intersection of West Broad Street and Highway 49, said John Butler, the owner of the lot.

Architects of plans for the newly approved homes on Redbud Way are Katherine McCamant and Chuck Durrett, who were also architects of the existing residences in Nevada City’s co-housing community where they live, Butler said.



The co-housing community consists of 39 homes where “people have to get along because they live in very close proximity,” Butler said.

Although these new homes will not technically be part of the existing co-housing community, Butler said residents of the homes he plans to build could have the option to participate in the program.




Homes in the existing co-housing community were sold before that project was finished, Butler said, adding that several people have already expressed interest in the homes he plans to build.

Nevada City Planning Commissioners approved Butler’s project but said they would like to review his color choices for the outside of the homes at a later date.

The homes Butler plans to build are required by the state to have “moderate income second units” in the upper level of an attached garage, said Nevada City City Engineer Bill Falconi.

The estimated monthly rent for these second units will be $800 to $1,200, Butler said.

The Nevada City Planning Commission also approved architecture plans for a new commercial building near Dear Creek School for the applicant Providence Mine Road-Campus Properties.

Planning commissioners said they would like to review certain architectural items of this project at a later date.

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To contact staff writer Josh Singer, e-mail joshs@theunion.com or call 477-4234.


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