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Proposed building reflects Gold Rush

In reading your article on the newly proposed building for replacement of the Shell gas station, I was struck by the careful thought and consideration for the use of the property. Architect Bruce Boyd has taken into consideration the use of materials to accent the core value of the downtown district.

Nevada City is a result of the Gold Rush. The building he proposes emphasizes that theme. It is one of the first things that will be noticed by visiting guests … a gateway structure. The consideration of parking underneath and configuration of retail space on the ground floor combined with commercial/apartment space on the upper floor is a formula that has worked well in other areas where careful planning has been exercised.

This structure supports the future of Nevada City and at the same time respects the heritage. This is the kind of thought leadership our city should embrace and I look forward to the rapid approval of this structure.

Phil Mackey Sr.

Nevada City

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