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New Nevada City sidewalk connects cohousing project to downtown

The Union Staff

A new sidewalk connecting Nevada City’s Cohousing project and three small neighboring single-family residences to the downtown has been completed thanks partially to half-cent transportation sales tax funds.

The new 500 foot sidewalk on Chief Kelly Drive is the beginning of what the city wants to accomplish with transportation sales tax funds.

The project, which cost about $25,000 and took about a week to complete, was paid for with mitigation fees and Nevada County transportation funds, in addition to the tax money, according to a city press release.

Nevada City voters approved the transportation sales tax last year. The tax is expected to raise more than $7 million during the next 16 years.

“We are very pleased to be removing a hazardous situation and creating this amenity,” said City Engineer Bill Falconi in the city’s press release.

Kids now can safely walk downtown and to other areas of the town, said Katie McCamant, president of CoHousing Partners, in the release.

The city is accepting bids for road work projects scheduled under the transportation sales tax. Bids are set to be opened June 27 and work could begin the following month.


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