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Contractors Rooting for Dorsey Drive Center

A formal application has been submitted to the City of Grass Valley for a shopping center at Dorsey Drive and the Golden Center Freeway, but the idea of having the center is creating mixed opinions. Some are against the idea of growth, but contractors are excited about the number of jobs it would create. Nevada County Contractors Association Executive Director Barbara Bashall (BASH-uhl) says she’s working hard to make sure those jobs are local…

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The over 200-thousand square foot center will be called ‘Dorsey Marketplace’ and if everything is approved, would be located on the southeast corner of the new interchange. Keoni Allen with Sierra Foothills Construction says construction used to be about 17 percent of the local economy, but dipped during the recession…

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Bashall says there are several examples of local construction jobs…

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There are still environmental reviews and public meetings to go through for the project–something that could take several months, and likely over a year before construction could get underway.

1 Comment

April 4, 2015


Seriously? That road is congested enough already. I avoid it like the plaque & now its gonna get worse if this project gets approved

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