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Grass Valley Planning Commission to talk new development code

The Grass Valley Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. today to vote on whether to approve an ordinance, to be reviewed by the city council, that would amend the city’s development code.

In 2007, the city’s initiated development codes that have been amended by the city’s community development staff throughout the years.

Tuesday’s proposed amendments include correcting inconsistencies in the code, and defining uses such as adding transitional and supportive housing as a permitted use in general neighborhood zones.

Proposed amendments also include allowing antique and collectible stores in the city’s neighborhood center-flex zone, and permitting the sale of construction, farm and heavy equipment in heavy commercial, light industrial, and general industrial zones.

The ordinance also aims to reduce outdoor dining parking, and the setback for free standing poles citywide.

If approved, the ordinance will go on to the city council for final approval.

In other business, the commission will elect new officers for 2015, and appoint commissioners to special committees such as the city’s development review committee.

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