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Tuolumne Supervisors Approve Groveland Project

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Groveland, CA– The Tuolumne County Supervisors Tuesday voted 4-1 to grant a conditional use permit for a new lodging and recreational development in Groveland.

There were many speakers both in favor of the project and those that were opposed.

Charles P. Holcomb is planning to build a 37,000 square foot lodging facility with 40 studio units on his ranch property located on Highway 120, a half mile east of Smith Station Road. It would also include a conference hall, indoor and outdoor dining, a dance hall, parking lot, pool, gift shop, seven guest cottages and a three bedroom detached guest house.

The Southern Tuolumne County Planning Commission voted to approve the project last month and the decision was appealed by the Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center. Some of the main concerns raised by CSERC were regarding access to available public water.

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