A 150 space RV Park is moving forward on a property across the street from the Nevada County Fairgrounds. As part of the project the city of Grass Valley is also annexing 45 acres along McCourtney Road and Old Auburn Road.
Though the plan has been in the process for almost three years, it was delayed an extra 30 days to allow for more public input as many neighbors said it was new information to them. Planning Commissioner Greg Bulanti was pleased the additional time was alloted. Public comment expressed concerns about traffic, fire evacuation and potential environmental impacts.
During discussion Bulanti also mentioned the Planning Commission’s role is to be sure due diligence was done by the developer and all technical requirements were in place. However, Commissioner Eric Robbins disagreed stating he says the commission has a broader role. He says the commission is responsible to make sure prohjects align with the general plan, and that maybe a RV Park is not the best use for the land as there is a lack of available affordable housing.
Commission Chair James Arbaugh acknowledged Robbins concerns, but also supported the project.
Following public comment and additional discussion, the planning commission voted 4-1 to approve the Use Permit and proposed annexation of the property to allow for additional infrastructure improvements to the area.