Single Family Homes in Development
2,095 Building Permit Applications Received
1,458 Stick Built / 637 Manufactured
1,909 Building Permits issued
1,187 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)
Multi-Family Homes in Development
439 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received
369 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued
248 Multi-Family Unit Permits Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)
*Each “unit” represents a home for a family in Paradise.
If you are a multi-family housing developer and wish to meet with the Town, please call Kate Anderson, Housing Program Supervisor, at 530.872.6291 x 122, or email email@example.com.
Provided by the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce: Every week, we will spotlight a business in Paradise to encourage shopping locally and supporting economic recovery in Paradise – and maybe uncover a business you haven’t heard of before! All businesses featured in the business spotlights can be found in Paradisechamber.com’s online business directory.
This week, we are highlighting World Graphics. World Graphics is a large format printing and graphic design company specializing in banners, signs, decals and vehicle wraps. Chances are you have seen their excellent work around the Ridge. Get in touch to discuss your projects and creative means of promotion. World Graphics has been serving Paradise, Butte County and points beyond since 2014. (530) 520-6475, firstname.lastname@example.org or online in Paradisechamber.com’s business directory.
Thinking of opening a business in Paradise? The Town of Paradise offers Business Development meetings for prospective business owners to go over the process of opening a business in Paradise. Call Colette Curtis at (530) 872-6291 x112 or email her at email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
Community Information Meeting, February 1
The Town of Paradise will host its February Community Information Meeting on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 6:00 pm. Topics include the Long Term Recovery Plan updates, 2022 recovery projects, and prevention tips for the upcoming fire season. Attend in person at the Paradise Town Hall or online at the Town of Paradise Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Paradise Town Council Meeting, February 8
The regular meeting for Paradise Town Council is held the 2nd Tuesday of every month. View the link to the agenda at the Town of Paradise website, and view online or attend in person (limited capacity).
Paradise Students Create Art for New School
On January 7, the students of Paradise Ridge Elementary School unveiled the extraordinary new furniture they helped create for their newly rebuilt school. The beautiful new furniture includes a wooden bench and an inlaid chess table with matching stools. With the help of The Rainforest Art Project, and supplies from Old Durham Woods and Westgate Hardwoods, the incredible new furniture pieces are now a cherished new addition to their campus.
New Campus Wellness Center for Paradise High School Students
The Ridge Retreat opened on Monday, January 10 at Paradise High School. This campus wellness center, a concept from the Thrive program, is in place to support students in their healing process. A generous $50,000 grant from the Aaron Rodgers NorCal Fire Recovery Fund at North Valley Community Foundation funded this project. The Ridge Retreat offers a variety of wellness resources including peer listening groups, individual meetings with counselors, peer gatherings, and art and music activities. The hope is that this wellness center will lead the way to opening more like it on other campuses.
Spotlight on Color: Paradise Art Center, now-February 19
Come check out “Spotlight on Color,” a Wheeler gallery show at the Paradise Art Center. The gallery is available to view on Monday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. beginning on January 8 until February 19. For more information, click here.
Paradise Friends of the Library Book Sale, January 15
Need a new read this rainy season? The Paradise Friends of the Library Book Sale goes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 15. Find a wide variety of books for sale in the Community Room of the library at 5922 Clark Rd, Paradise! All proceeds benefit the Paradise Public Library.
North Valley Animal Disaster Group Training, January 15-16
The North Valley Animal Disaster Group is holding a two-day volunteer training on January 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The class is being held at the Butte County Search and Rescue Classroom at 3965 Morrow Ln., Chico. This training will prepare you to help animals in emergency situations within Butte County. The training costs $65 and requires registration. To register click here.
“Let’s Dance” with Soul Posse, January 16
Get your groove on with the Soul Posse on January 16. Dance to all genres and enjoy some complimentary snacks, goodies, and prizes. The event is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Veterans Hall in Paradise. The admission fee is $8. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Paradise Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert, January 16
Enjoy the sounds of polkas, walkzes, and gallops at the Paradise Symphony Orchestra production of a “Viennese New Year”. This concert will take place at the Paradise Performing Arts Center on January 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The orchestra will play Strauss’ “Blue Danube” and “Fledermaus” in celebration of the New Year in Vienna. For more information and ticket sales visit the Paradise Symphony website.
Paradise on Ice OPEN now through January 17
Paradise on Ice is open now through January 17. Public skate, adult skate, lessons, private rentals, and party rooms are all available. Open daily (weather permitting) at the Terry Ashe Recreation Center in Paradise: Mon-Thurs 2:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., Friday 12 p.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.- 10 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m.- 8 p.m. For more information, visit the PRPD website.
Grand Reopening of the Paradise Elks Lodge, January 30
Sunday, January 30, 2022, is the grand reopening of the newly rebuilt Elks Lodge. Celebrate from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with $12 Fizz Breakfast, live music, and drink specials. Call 530-877-3977 for more information.
Rotary Club of Paradise Crab Feed 2022, February 12
Support the rebuild of Paradise by joining the community at the Rotary Club Crab Feed fundraiser! The event will be held at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Paradise on Saturday, February 12. Enjoy a live band, an auction, and a full bar from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The dinner will consist of crab, shrimp, and Tri-tip and dessert will be provided. Tickets cost $85. Click here for more information and ticket sales.
Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) Expanding Mutual Self-Help Housing Program in Paradise
If you are a lot owner in Paradise looking to rebuild OR you are interested in helping build a new home for your family in Town, you may be eligible to be a part of the new self-help housing program from CHIP. Eligible families meeting low income requirements and other criteria will appreciate affordable monthly payments, the ability to help build your own home, no down payment, and a low fixed interest rate. No construction experience necessary! To find out if you are eligible or to request an application, call (530) 891-6931 or 1-888-912-4663, visit their website here, or email CHIPgeneral@chiphousing.org.
Paradise Irrigation District Update
With the return of water consumption billing, PID customers are asking how this change will affect their monthly water bill. We have information available here to help Paradise residents prepare for and estimate their future water bills. PID will notify customers ahead of time with an example bill to show them what to expect. Customers can also download a mobile app (dropcountr) to help them monitor water usage and alert them to unexpected water use or a leak.
Total Customers: 8,791
Active customers: 4,031
Properties with cleared water: 3,712
Metered billing resumes in January of 2022.
Surveillance monitoring of distribution system: 1270 system samples since Sept 2020; one had a detection for benzene but when resampled was non-detect (as of October 28, 2021)
View the interactive PID water quality assurance sampling map here.
Home Builders Resource Connection Online Plan Room
The Rebuild Paradise Foundation (RPF) and Valley Contractors Exchange (VCE) have partnered to launch Home Builders Resource Connection Online Plan Room! This FREE tool is intended to connect the dots between those looking to rebuild after the devastating fires Butte County has experienced in 2018 and 2020 and contractors that can perform this work. To learn more about the Online Plan Room, please visit the VCE website or contact VCE at (530) 343-1981.
Shop Local Online! Paradise Ridge Marketplace Available
The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce has provided the Paradise Ridge Marketplace to keep your shopping local. Purchase some of your favorite Ridge items, such as Ridge Rising apparel and other fun member products. New items are added frequently. Learn more at here.
Funding Options for Those Rebuilding after the Camp Fire
NEW – Grants Up to $200,000 Available for those Rebuilding after the Camp Fire
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) recently announced the Disaster Housing Assistance Survey for survivors of the 2018 wildfire disasters is now open. Homes damaged or destroyed by the Camp Fire may be eligible for up to $200,000; and low- to moderate-income households will receive priority.
If you are a disaster survivor and wish to see if you qualify for the ReCoverCA Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program (OOR Program), start by taking the 2018 Disaster Housing Assistance survey available at the Recover CA website. If you need assistance with the survey, contact Butte County OOR Case Managers Brittney Murray or Glen Johnson at (916) 202-1764.
Up to $150,000 in low-interest, deferred Loans for homeowners (can be used even if insurance funds and/or FEMA funds have been spent)
The Town of Paradise offers deferred, low-interest loans to low and moderate income households rebuilding after the Camp Fire. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, click here or call the Town’s Housing Department at (530) 872-6291 x122. We are happy to answer any questions you might have.
Missing Middle Grant – Up to $5,000 to qualifying middle-class or lower middle-class households
Rebuild Paradise Foundation is offering grant funding that is awarded as reimbursement for the following pre-construction costs: up to $2,000(max) for survey costs, up to $2,000(max) for architecture/engineering fees and up to $1,000(max) for water related expenses. For more information on eligibility and to apply, visit the Rebuild Paradise website.
Town Hall and the Building Resiliency Center Open to the Public
Town Hall and the Building Resiliency Center (BRC), both on Skyway are open to the public. Town Hall and Town Meetings are open to the public with limited seating and social distancing procedures in place. The BRC is accepting walk-ins and individuals are requested to ring the bell located by the front doors to enter. This will ensure social distancing requirements can be met.
The Town is also available by phone. Please call (530) 872-6291 for existing appointments or to schedule a new appointment.
Below are the extensions for assistance:
Business and Housing x126 or x130
Code Enforcement x110
Finance Department x121
Tree Advocates x162 or x163
Building Resiliency Center x411
General Information x101
Have questions regarding your rebuild? Rebuild Advocates are here to help!
If you need help navigating the rebuild process, the Town of Paradise has Rebuild Advocates available to assist. They can help with the following: Navigating insurance, FEMA or SBA, understanding additional financing options, selecting a contractor, submitting plans, or any part of the rebuild process. They are available at the Building Resiliency Center by appointment only. Please call 530.872.6291 x429 x430 to make an in-person (depending on COVID status) or phone appointment today!