Nearby owners rejected a proposal that was needed to clear the way for a new Hospitality House in Grass Valley, according to Executive Director Cindy Maple.
The action puts the new Hospitality House in jeopardy, despite a $1 million government grant to help build it.
“We did not get a positive vote from the neighboring property owners in order to amend the CC&R’s,” Maple wrote on her Facebook page last night. “Only 3 of the owners were in favor. Not much else I can say at the moment.”
I spoke to Maple last night, and she confirmed the action. She tried to remain upbeat.
Building “Utah’s Place,” named after Utah Philipps, had been a longtime goal for many residents. The City of Grass Valley had supported the plan. A vocal group opposed the plan, however, based on safety and other philosophical concerns.
The location planned for Hospitality House, at 964 Golden Gate Terrace in a light industrial area, has a CC&R attached to its title that restricts property use for residential purposes. The parcel is part of a 16-lot subdivision.
Maple had hoped to work out an arrangement with the property owners.
Other plans to help the homeless in our community are running into opposition. Divine Spark’s plan in Nevada City to feed the homeless also has been derailed.