Grass Valley Development Review Committee to discuss proposal to add parking spaces at Briar Patch |

Grass Valley Development Review Committee to discuss proposal to add parking spaces at Briar Patch

Customers and employees of Grass Valley Briar Patch might have more parking spaces available to them in the future, if the Grass Valley Development Review Committee approves a parking lot expansion project proposed by the market.

Committee members will convene at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Hullender Room to discuss a proposal to add 37 new parking spaces to the store as well as a project to redesign the parking lot.

The expansion will bring the total number of the parking spaces at the property to 170. It will also remove an existing parking lot that dead ends and extends to the west of the main lot.

Two new sections will be added to the south parking lot to accommodate traffic. As part of the proposed project, a new section of parking will also be added to the north of the existing lot.

The project will remove three to four large pine trees and 21 ornamental trees in the existing parking lot.

According to city documents, the committee approved an expansion in 2012 to add 52 parking spaces to the south of the store, but that project never took place. Briar Patch has continued to face parking deficiency problems that require employees and customers to park on the street.

Also on Tuesday, committee members will discuss a development review application to build a 32,000-square-foot mini storage facility on Loma Rica Drive.

The applicant’s name is listed as Loren Willman. He is proposing to build 12 individual mini-storage buildings with multiple drive aisles on a 2.13-acre site at the southeast corner of Charles Drive and Loma Rica Drive.

Nevada County is the lead agency in this application. But since the property falls within the Grass Valley city’s sphere of influence, the committee is required to provide comments to the conceptual application submitted by Willman.

In addition to the buildings, the applicant is also proposing to build three parking stalls to the northeast end of the property.

To contact Staff Writer Teresa Yinmeng Liu, please call 530-477-4236, or email

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