Don Pedro, CA — The Tuolumne County Planning Commission denied plans for a Don Pedro Dollar General Store last night.
The commission received a petition with an estimated 1,000 signatures against the project, arguing that it would be detrimental to the community. The Don Pedro Market has been notably in opposition to the project arguing that the small community of 3,000 would be unable to sustain two similar type general stores. The commission sided with the sentiment of those in opposition and the vote to deny was 5-1, with Jerry Baker the lone commissioner in favor. Commissioner Cole Przybyla was absent. The proposal by Foothill Land Development LLC called for a 9,100 sq. ft. commercial building at the intersection of Las Palmas Way and Highway 132.
The commission’s decision can still be appealed to the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors. Last night’s meeting was held at the Don Pedro High School Gymnasium.