A plan to bring a Dollar General Store to Alta Sierra drew a great deal of opposition from area residents during a public hearing Wednesday. So much, that the decision to approve the project has been put off until next month. Nevada County Planning Administrator Brian Foss heard a presentation from Dollar General representatives about their plans to build a 9,100 square foot Dollar General retail store on three parcels near the entrance to Alta Sierra Subdivision . The site for the building is located in between two roads, Alta Sierra Drive is directly west and Little Valley Road is directly east of the project site. Dan Biswas is the project manager for the Dollar General construction project.
A vast majority in the packed hearing were against Dollar General coming to Alta Sierra, including Julie Reaney who lives in Alta Sierra.
click to listen to Julie Reaney
Barry Jones says he didn’t find out about the store until a sign went up at the sight two days before the day of the hearing.
Nevada County Planning Administrator Brian Foss decided the public needed more time to make comments and continued the public hearing to Wednesday April 8th at 1:30 pm. at the Supervisors chamber at the Rood Center.
Residents will not be satisfied with just spinning the plan around. Our problems with that size and type of store moving into that location with that plan involve a large list of items that are not addressed in the reports (drainage, tree removal, traffic, lights, noise, and what about the billions spent on making Hwy 49 safe?), or other items that report negative impact, but were not even commented on. The public asked the Commissioner for an Environmental Impact report on the entire project, not just one of three parcels that was provided. That request has clearly gone unaddressed by the Commissioner as shown by his immediate scheduling of the next hearing set for April 8th. Please let your Planning and your supervisor know how you feel about all of these issues now! Thank you for helping to save the lifestyle we chose to live in Nevada County!