Funds may facilitate cabin project |

Funds may facilitate cabin project

Two new cabins planned for the 1800 block of East Main Street in Grass Valley could become a reality if the city obtains grant funds for accompanying curb and gutter improvements.

Teri Neil proposed building the cabins for low-income residents. Earlier this month, she told city leaders she couldn’t afford to build the new cabins, pay for the required street improvements and still rent the cabins to low-income residents.

Federal Community Development Block Grant funds could pay for the curb and gutter improvements, said Community Development Director Joe Heckel. Heckel made the announcement at a recent Grass Valley Planning Commission meeting.

“Staff is looking at funding options,” Heckel said.

The announcement is welcome news to Neil.

“I was ecstatic when I heard,” Neil said. “It’s been a hell of a road for me.”

For the last four years, Neil made plans for adding the new cabins to an existing seven cabins she already rents out at 1812 East Main St., she said.

Earlier this month, the City Council rejected Neil’s appeal and required her to make curb and gutter improvements as the planning commission mandated.

The commission approved the project with a requirement for street improvements in September 2006.


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

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