Simplicity Village appeal denied

Planning Commission rejects neighbor’s request to stop the tiny homes project

Last week, the Chico Planning Commission unanimously rejected an appeal of Simplicity Village, a tiny home project for homeless seniors.

Payless Building Supply President Frank Solinsky filed the appeal—the business is adjacent to the development’s proposed location on Notre Dame Boulevard. The appeal argues that Simplicity Village, proposed by the Chico Housing Action Team, is inappropriately dubbed an emergency facility and should not be allowed there.

More than 40 speakers showed up at the meeting last Thursday (Aug. 1). The vast majority of them spoke in favor of the project. “We’re really confident that we can show Payless Building Supply that we can be excellent neighbors,” CHAT co-founder Leslie Johnson told the CN&R.

Solinsky can file an appeal by Monday (Aug. 12), which would send the issue to the Chico City Council.