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Plan is unfair to current landowners

I’ve owned a home on 10 acres in the Lime Kiln area since 1989. I’m not opposed to the proposed Wolf Road project. However, I think it’s unfair the land is able to be split into five-acre parcels.

Surrounding area residents who currently own 10-acre parcels are unable to split properties into two five-acre parcels without widening and paving our country road so drastically we might as well live in town. Nevada County said the zoning in this area doesn’t permit splitting, although my immediate neighbors have five-acre parcels! I feel if the county allows these projects, it should consider residents who already own land, to split properties.

I hate to think the county allows projects of this size to proceed so the developers can “foot the bill” for road improvements (the widening of Lime Kiln Road, etc.) Should rural homeowners, who can’t afford to improve area roads, be singled out and turned down on splitting our properties because we choose to live off the beaten path? Let’s be fair. I’m sure there are others out there dealing with this issue. I guess we are just landowners and not developers with the money it takes to get the county to listen.



Jim Rowley

Grass Valley


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