Wednesday afternoon’s TheUnion.com has a screaming BREAKING NEWS headline: “Dorsey Marketplace resubmits shopping center plan to City of Grass Valley.”
It quoted from the owner and developer’s cover letter proposing “commercial, residential and community uses.” Renderings of the project, containing rental apartments, a dog park, local art and more — were labeled “submitted to The Union.”
I found this “leak” interesting. No information about the revised project was on the City of Grass Valley’s website, YubaNet or KNCO. Needless to say, the previous project had created a community uproar.
One of the possible anchor tenants, BriarPatch Co-op, decided to stay put at its current location.
UPDATE: Hours later, I received an email from a marketing person. Other documents are here: Cover Letter from Russell D Jeter and Dorsey Marketplace Narrative, Project Description and Justification December 9 2015.
One highlight: The Dorsey Marketplace will feature the return of the Del Oro Theater “Grass Valley Heart” mural. The “Grass Valley Heart” mural will be recreated on the southern building along Highway 49, on the building’s architectural corner tower.
Well, OK then. Dueling murals in downtown Grass Valley and at the proposed Dorsey Marketplace. That doesn’t seem too collaborative.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.