Nevada County discusses fixes to housing shortage |

Nevada County discusses fixes to housing shortage

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors kicked around ideas Tuesday to help increase the amount of available housing in the county.

“It’s not easy to build up here,” said Supervisor Dan Miller.

Tuesday’s discussion focused on easing restrictions on building accessory dwelling units — otherwise known as granny units — as a way to increase the housing stock.

Supervisors suggested repealing a regulation that requires homeowners to live on-site in order to build accessory units. They also suggested restricting the units from being used as short-term vacation rentals.

The board is expected to soon revisit the topic and discuss specific changes to the county’s regulations that could generate more housing.

To contact Staff Writer Matthew Pera, email or call 530-477-4231.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User