The local left is going nuts that a new shopping center might be developed just off the Dorsey Drive interchange.
Oh, My God we cannot have that, just think people might stop shopping in Auburn and Roseville and start shopping in Nevada County.
One of the reason that people drive to Auburn and Roseville to shop is they do not find the products and services in Grass Valley or Nevada City. A big box store, or a Whole Foods, maybe in the service mix at the new Mall. Oh my, we cannot have that. Big Boxes are not allowed in Nevada County.
The biggest threat to Grass Valley and Nevada City is the development of a Life Style Mall, like the Fountains in Roseville were parking is integrated into the Mall. Just think a handicap parking space right in front to the store you want to shop in, and you are not required to hike from some south 40 parking lot. Seniors would like that option.
If the Mall has a town center feel with benches, fountains, stages, outdoor coffee shops, and a sidewalk wine and beer bar customer many shoppers may prefer the Mall rather then down town Grass Valley and Nevada City with its collection of bums and panhandling homeless people. Being private property, the Mall owner can control these negatives, which is not the case in Grass Valley and Nevada City.
I am for any business that increases jobs and tax revenue in Nevada County rather than Placer County. If the new Mall does that, then I am all in. What do you think?