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Size of garage was the issue

Headlines in The Union recently read that the Nevada City Planning Commission denied attached garages to two new home applications on American Hill. What The Union forgot to mention was that these applications were for four-car attached garages. Is there a house in town that has an attached four-car garage? This is not the Cedars or Forest Knolls. These are city-sized lots downtown. The Planning Commission is not opposed to all attached garages. But in this case the lot is one-third acre, the house is large, and the garage even larger. The owner builder does not want to make any compromises, as is his privilege, so our only option was to deny the application as submitted. Eighty percent of what comes before the Planning Commission gets approved, but this never gets reported because it does not make good copy. It would help if The Union would report all the facts.

Evans Phelps



Nevada City

planning commissioner


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