Kingston looking to Downsize, Relocate Bishop Nursery

Bishop Nursery will stay open through this season

By Arnie Palu

Bob Kingston is moving forward with a housing subdivision on the property that currently houses Bishop Nursery while also actively looking for a space to relocate the business.  Kingston has owned the Bishop Nursery since the late 1990’s and says he is looking for a win/win situation for the community by providing much needed housing and keeping the popular Bishop Nursery in business.

The 15 lot Kingston Subdivision is working its way through the City of Bishop permitting process.  Kingston says the plan is to begin building shortly after the tentative tract map is approved, stressing that splitting the 2.75 acre parcel into 15 lots makes financial sense.  Local Realtor Jake Rasmuson says that as currently designed the Kingston Subdivision is consistent with the surrounding neighborhoods densities.  Kingston says the aim is to build a “small, well built, well designed community”.

Developing the subdivision on Home Street requires the demolition of the existing Bishop Nursery Building.  On Tuesday Kingston stressed his commitment to keeping the Bishop Nursery open at its current location through this season.   Kingston indicated he is currently looking for a space to relocate the nursery business that supports approximately 30 employees during their peak season.

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Bob Kingston and Liz Merrill. photo by Arnie Palu
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