California Park

A proposed RV park raised concerns Tuesday (Aug. 2) over the aging Secret Ravine Creek Bridge on Brace Road. Credit: J.D. Hawkes

Public comment has been extended until Aug. 9 for Loomis, Calif., residents to chime in on the RV park proposed for Brace Road, according to Gold County Media.

Local developer Jared Taylor proposes the construction and operation of a 34-site RV park with a manager’s quarters within the “tourist destination commercial zone.” The new property improvements meet all Loomis Town design review components for approval, Loomis staff said.

During the public hearing Tuesday (Aug. 2), Jess Lunsford, of Smokewood Court, was concerned about transient occupancy tax and long-term residents of RV parks. He said that the existing Loomis RV park includes 92% long-term tenants among about 175 residents.

“RV parks have turned into mobile home parks, which means after 30 days, you no longer collect your 8%,” Lunsford said.

David Ring, of Delmar Road and Lunsford, was also concerned about “fifth wheels” on Brace Road and the small Secret Ravine Creek bridge weight limitations. Loomis town engineer Merrill Buck said the town is currently applying for state and federal funds to upgrade the bridge.

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