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Innovative colors

I support the color scheme at the Spring Hill Village. To me the newly completed project is like a breath of fresh air. I applaud the owner for taking the unheard-of risk of adding vibrant, eye-catching color to a once bland and boring corner of Grass Valley. I remember the Farmers Market all too well, dull and unappealing. I also recall the long duration of time that the parcel remained vacant and unproductive.

I’m so tired of slate blue or gray with white trim and similar color combos that if I continue to yawn like this I’ll have to change my name to Rip Van Winkle. The vast majority of business owners are keenly aware of the exterior impacts on their customers. Believe me, they understand “curb appeal.” They want and need customers to enjoy a pleasing environment in which to purchase their goods or services.

These hard-working people should be trusted to innovate and be forward-looking in promoting our community with fair and reasonable assistance from the Grass Valley planning department.



John Konze

Nevada City


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