Group may seek legal action to stop Auburn box store |

Group may seek legal action to stop Auburn box store

Opponents of a big-box retail development in North Auburn are considering legal action this week after a setback.

Organizers of the Alliance for the Protection of the Auburn Community Environment are weighing their next steps after the Placer County Board of Supervisors unanimously rejected an appeal from the group to stop development of a 155,000-square-foot retail development in North Auburn.

The store, built to the specifications of large retailers like Wal-Mart and Costco, would be located at Highway 49 and Luther Road.

“We’re prepared to go forward” fighting the proposed development, said Victoria Connolly, a spokeswoman for APACE. “We’re meeting with our lawyer early next week to discuss our actions.”

Representatives from the store’s developer, Bohemia Properties, could not be reached Thursday for comment.

If a large retailer were to move into the space, it could generate from $415,000 to $848,000 in annual sales tax revenue for Placer County, according to a report issued by the county’s planning department.

Bohemia Properties has previously failed in its attempts to develop a large retail project on the 18-acre parcel.

To contact Staff Writer Kyle Magin, e-mail or call (530)


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