Campaign heating up to stop proposed Dorsey Marketplace project

A regular reader send me a flyer that has been circulating around Grass Valley to stop the Dorsey Marketplace project. I suppose this is going to send “Bradley Jackson” into a tailspin:




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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

2 thoughts on “Campaign heating up to stop proposed Dorsey Marketplace project”

  1. So lets bundle. Loma Rica development, Dorsey Marketplace, and the proposed demolishing of Brunswick at Nevada City Highway ( it’s a big one proposed for the only undeveloped corner in Burger Basin, feature a Chick fil A diagonally from the Arco then a huge apartment building behind). Water is the 1st concern that should at least stop “some” of this development. 1000 toilets here, 1000 toilets there, and there isn’t a City Engineer in sight standing up at the Planning Commission asking the right questions? Shouldn’t our own city engineers look at these EIRs and raise concerns in our name?

  2. We have at least 3 city engineers here in Grass Valley. Too many, too much money. We only need one. Look at Nevada City. They make prudent decisions regarding preservation of historically valuable landscapes and edifices while actually maintaining basic city services such as sidewalks and streets, tastefully and historically blended. Many of these monumental decisions are being made too hastily. We don’t need any more low income housing or low income employment opportunities. Grass Valley’s future is in the service economy. Money will come from retirement residents or tourism and currently does, along with environmental tourism. Get rid of all but one of the engineers, we need money to actually repair our infrastructure, our streets, our sidewalks, our beautiful, already constructed town. We don’t need new buildings. Revitalize already built business buildings in ugly Brunswick Basin. Look to Nevada City for inspiration. Be fiscally frugal, and thoughtful when considering the long-term impact of actions and the future.

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