Historic preservationists and an auto repair shop are appealing the Sonora Planning Commission’s approval of the design and site plan for a new Bank of Stockton on a vacant lot at the northeast corner of South Washington and Lytton streets.

Separate appeals were filed by the Tuolumne Heritage Committee and Sun Waelty Auto Service at 569 S. Washington St., across the street from where the bank would located, after the commission voted 4-1 to greenlight the project at a public meeting on Nov. 12.

Both appeals are set to be considered by the City Council during a public hearing at its next regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 16.

Read more about the challenges in Tuesday's Union Democrat 

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