NC planners to eye ramp for PD office |

NC planners to eye ramp for PD office

The Nevada County Public Defender’s move to Main Street in Nevada City is just a ramp away.

The Nevada City Planning Commission on Thursday will consider a proposal to build a ramp to make the 1898 building accessible to the disabled, as required under federal and state law.

A new fire ladder could also be installed, said Dave Mann, a representative for the Berliner family, which owns the building.

The Public Defender’s Office, which employs 12 people, occupies 1,700 square feet of office space at the Superior Courthouse and needs more space, Dennis Cassella, the county’s director of general and emergency services, said Tuesday.

The county has rented the new 2,800 square-foot building since Dec. 1, he said, for about $4,000 a month.

If the Planning Commission denies the proposal, the application will be appealed to the City Council, Cassella said.

The Berliner building was used as a retail store in the 1960s.

The Planning Commission meeting is at 7 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall, 317 Broad St.

– Kerana Todorov

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