Planners allow chaotic growth |

Planners allow chaotic growth

Here I go again. Where were the “planning folks” when they allowed more shopping centers than we need? None are ever full. As one business goes out, another goes in and out. Some “available” places stay empty forever. Some of that land could have been used for affordable housing. Our schools now are crowded, need repair, etc. And, yes, let’s grow. Where? The area has been mangled by poor planning.

The downtown folks struggle because of poor planning. They work very hard to keep what’s left of a wonderful history. Think. We need affordable housing, yes. No more shopping centers or hotels, etc. I am not a property owner so I have no axe to grind. Just slow down before it’s too late please.

C. Harris

Rough and Ready

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


Kenly Weills: Outrage to paint over street art


On May 29, I watched Nevada City’s amazing caretaker Miriam Morris starting to paint a river on Commercial Street’s pavement. Well-planted containers added to the beautification finally coming to a street that had been dug…

See more