Sonora, CA — As expected, Scott Patterson was elated with Judge Boscoe´s Monday morning decision regarding the Citizens For Responsible Growth lawsuit against the City of Sonora and California Gold regarding the Lowe´s Home Improvement project.
Patterson is one of the four principles of California Gold, the Sonora based corporation that will develop the Old Wards Ferry Rd. site for the Lowe´s Home Improvement store.
From Judge Boscoe´s decision, “Based on such evidentiary record, and the applicable law, the Court concludes that the Petitioner (the Citizens For Responsible Growth) has failed to meet its burden to show that in approving the Lowe´s project the City violated the California Environmental Quality Act (C.E.Q.A.).”
Regarding a timeframe, Patterson says it would take eight to 10 months from groundbreaking for Lowe´s to open its doors to the public. As for the official groundbreaking, Patterson says he doesn´t have a handle on that at this time.
Written by Bill Johnson