Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 3-10-21

Current Statistics:


Single Family Homes

1,550 Building Permit Applications Received

1,400 Building Permits issued

686  Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Units

301 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

283 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

105  Multi-Family Unit Permits Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)



38,810 Hazardous Trees Marked*

15,401 Trees Felled

40% Complete

Butte County

49,552 Hazardous Trees Marked*

19,067 Trees Felled

38% Complete

*Enrolled properties are still being assessed.

If you are enrolled in the Government Hazard Tree Program and have questions about your property, please call 530.767.7011 or 530.767.7012

If you are enrolled in the Private Program and your property has not been cleared, or you have not enrolled in any program, call the Tree Advocates at 530.872.6291 x162 or 163.


The Town has been receiving lots of interest from businesses looking to open in Paradise. This proves what we all already know: Paradise is worth investing in! In addition to three new donut shops coming to our community over the next few months (including the return of Dolly-O’s!), the Town is working with a grocery store, a bakery, and an art and antiques store looking to open in Paradise.    


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! This week we’re focusing on Maria’s Kitchen. Famous for their tamales, Maria’s Kitchen serves a delicious array of authentic homemade foods like chicharron green pork burritos, flautas, chile rellenos, and classics like quesadillas or tostadas.

Enjoy this delicious food in their comfortable restaurant located at 1132 Elliott Rd. Paradise, CA, order through DoorDash, or call for (530) 876-1086 for more information. Look for updates about specials or browse the menu on their Facebook at

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 to schedule an appointment.


Sewer Regionalization Project Advisory Committee Meeting Rescheduled

The Advisory Committee’s March 8th meeting was canceled due to technical difficulties. Please join us at the April 12th meeting at 1 p.m. This will be a virtual meeting with more information to come.


Almond Street/Downtown Gap Closure Project

Construction on an exciting infrastructure project in Downtown Paradise is set to begin by the end of March 2021. Funded by a grant from the Active Transportation Program and Congestion Mitigation Air Quality funding, the project will include:

  • Installation of new Class II Bicycle Lanes along Birch Street, Fir Street, Black Olive Drive, and portions of Almond Street

  • Installation of new Class I Multi-Modal Pathway along portions of Almond Street

  • Installation of new sidewalks and pedestrian-lighting throughout the project area

  • Installation of landscaping

  • Installation of culvert pipes and drainage infrastructure

  • Reconstruction of the roadway using full-depth reclamation

  • Undergrounding of all overhead utilities (separate, concurrent effort through PG&E)

  • Replacement of the water main and re-establishing services to adjacent properties along Almond Street (separate, concurrent effort though PID)


Tourism Maps from Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce

The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce has produced a Visitors map for the Paradise Ridge. Forty points of interest are artistically rendered on a foldable brochure, with descriptions on the reverse side. The map was made possible with support from Explore Butte County, the design expertise of Monkey Business, and production consultation from Wilson Printing and Signs.

Maps are available, weather permitting, outside the Chamber at 6161 Clark Road and at several locations throughout the Ridge. If you would like to distribute these beautiful maps in your business, contact the Paradise Chamber. Learn more at

Download the map:


Monthly Community Hike at Paradise Lake

Paradise Stronger and Paradise Recreation and Park District invite the community to join them on Saturday, March 13th for the Ridge Hiking Association Monthly Community Hike. Participants will meet at Paradise Lake at 8:30 a.m. and hike a distance of 4 miles. This is a socially distant inclusive hike, with all abilities and ages welcome. Learn more on PRPD’s Facebook page or here.

PG&E Assistance at the Building Resiliency Center: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

PG&E representatives will be on site to answer questions and provide assistance to residents at the Building Resiliency Center (BRC) on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Gold Nugget Days Last Weekend in April, 2021

Save the date for traditional activities celebrating the Gold Nugget Days in the Town of Paradise, currently scheduled for the end of April 2021. Stay tuned for more details from the Gold Nugget Museum.  

Trauma-Informed Fire Education and Journaling Workshop

In partnership, Paradise Recreation and Park District (PRPD) and the Butte County Fire Safe Council are presenting an interactive workshop on Trauma-Informed Fire Education and Journaling. This will be available on March 23-25, 2021, and registration is available on PRPD’s and Butte County Fire Safe Council Facebook pages. This workshop will integrate trauma-informed perspectives into field and nature journaling practices that will be used to build awareness and understanding of fire on the landscape.

Town Hall Open to the Public and the Building Resiliency Center Open by Appointment. 

As Butte County moves into the less restrictive Red Tier, Town Hall is open to the public.  Masks are required, and visitors must sign in for contact tracing purposes.  Tree Advocates are available to meet in person on a walk-in basis. Call the Tree Advocates at (530) 872-6291 x162 or 163 for more information. 

The Building Resiliency Center remains open by appointment.  Please call (530) 872-6291 x411 to schedule an appointment.

Make it Paradise Newsletter

This newsletter is designed to keep you informed of the ongoing recovery efforts as we rebuild Paradise.  Each week you will receive a newsletter with events, current numbers (building permits, etc.), current topics and a weekly Q&A.

Occasionally, we may send out an extra newsletter pertaining to an upcoming event or important information.