Grass Valley’s historic downtown district could grow |

Grass Valley’s historic downtown district could grow

Grass Valley’s historic downtown district would more than double in size and more stringent building standards to maintain historical integrity could be coming for the added home and building owners.

This week, the City Council gave the go-ahead for city staff to begin crafting zoning amendment proposals for an enlarged historic district.

The roughly six-acre district looks like a T, but could expanded to about 15 acres including Main Street, Richardson Street and Bennett Street, Community Development Director Joe Heckel said.

Adding the homes and buildings would mean the owners would have to abide by color, design and certain architectural standards to match the building’s original character when remodeling or repairing buildings, Heckel said.

The Grass Valley Downtown Association and the city’s Historical Commission both recommend the expanded district as well.


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

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