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Truckee Planning Commission approves proposal to build a Grocery Outlet

A controversial proposal to build a discount grocery store along Donner Pass Road was unanimously approved by the Town of Truckee Planning Commission on Tuesday evening, Feb. 20.

The planning commission gave the go-ahead for a Grocery Outlet at Donner Pass Road and Vista Avenue after a more than four-hour meeting on the issue.

The meeting started with public comment, at which a number of local residents said the grocery store was a bad fit for the area.

Residents cited a wide range of issues the new retail establishment would create, including an increase of traffic, a negative impact on the surrounding community, and an oversaturation of grocery stores.

"I'm just overwhelmed this access is here," said Bud Arnold, a longtime local resident, who objected to a traffic plan that would route vehicles and trucks through his Vista Avenue neighborhood.

This story will be updated.