Farmer’s Market crossing the street to its new home
Carson City Supervisors have selected McFadden Plaza to be the new home of the town’s Farmer’s Market, with a sizeable shade structure so the vegetables don’t cook in the high desert sun – also to enhance the comfort of shoppers who don’t want to get overly sunburned.
Supervisors weighed several locations including the market’s current spot of the Curry at Third Street parking area, as well as the Brewery Arts Center’s generous quantities of asphalt.
The Supervisors picked McFadden’s Plaza for it’s obvious visibility and exposure to passing motorists going up and down Carson Street and proximity to downtown shopping.
The next step is to finalize the market layout and installation of a rather large shade structure. Sadly, the veteran trees currently standing in the parking lot across from the McFadden Plaza at Curry and Third will be removed and replaced with more appropriate species of trees dotting the rejuvenated parking lot.
Acknowleding many long-stay motel rooms need fixing up – stricter enforcement of building codes
The Supervisors tackled the growing problem of treating motel rooms like apartments – a sizeable number of which are in less than perfect repair. The Supervisors gave city Planning Director Lee Plemel marching orders to more strictly enforce the city’s building codes so that less than enthusiastic motel owners will bring their properties back up to where they once were years ago, or sell their properties to investors who will do the job. No time-line on an improvement surge was mentioned. But the Supervisors’ intent was clear.