Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 4-21-21

CURRENT STATISTICS

BUILDING UPDATES

Single Family Homes in Development

1,618 Building Permit Applications Received

1,471 Building Permits issued

753  Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Homes in Development

307 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

Breakdown*:

  • 47 Duplexes

  • 1 Triplex

  • 14 Developments with 4-10 units

  • 4 Developments with 10-30 units

  • 3 Developments with 30+ units

    *Each “unit” represents a home for a family in Paradise

299 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

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

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 kanderson@townofparadise.com

GOVERNMENT HAZARD TREE REMOVAL UPDATE (As of April 19, 2021)

Paradise

38,162 Hazardous Trees Marked*

25,746 Trees Felled

67% Complete

Butte County

54,809 Hazardous Trees Marked*

28,717 Trees Felled

52% 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 to discuss your options before the Town begins court-ordered hazardous tree removal proceedings. Please note, hazardous tree court-ordered removal will be expensive and time-consuming for property owners and may place a lien on properties. Please call the Town today for your eligible hazardous tree removal options.


BUSINESS UPDATE

Grocery Outlet begins construction on 6800 Skyway

Renovation and construction has started for a new Grocery Outlet at the former site of CVS, located at 6800 Skyway Road, Paradise. When completed, the retail establishment will be 20,000 sq. ft. and provide 30 new jobs. The store is expected to open in the fall of 2021. 

 

Aaron Rodgers Small Business COVID-19 Fund

Applications are now open for a second round of grants from the Aaron Rodgers Small-Business COVID 19 Fund thanks to a large donation from “Jeopardy!” To learn more and see if your small business is eligible, visit www.NVCF.org.

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

The CA Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program provides grants from $5,000 to $25,000 to eligible small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19 and the related health and safety restrictions. Lendistry has been designated by the state to act as the intermediary for the Program.

Applications will be accepted for the 6th round of funding starting April 28, 2021 until May 4th 2021.  For more information visit https://www.grants.ca.gov/grants/california-small-business-covid-19-relief-grant-program/


PARADISE BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

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 Animal Hospital on the Ridge. Animal Hospital on the Ridge provides reliable, compassionate care for your pets, right here on the Ridge. This full-service animal hospital manages medical, surgical, and dental issues, and offers specialty treatments like veterinary chiropractic and acupuncture services as well. Animal Hospital on the Ridge is committed to helping you keep your pets healthy year-round.

You may schedule an appointment today by calling (530) 877-3000. 1509 Wagstaff Rd., Paradise; hours may vary.

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 ccurtis@townofparadise.com to schedule an appointment.


WHAT’S NEW

Funding Options for Those Rebuilding after the Camp Fire

  1. 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 https://recover.hcd.ca.gov/.  If you need assistance with the survey, contact Butte County OOR Case Managers Brittney Murray or Glen Johnson at (916) 202-1764.

  2. 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.

 

Town of Paradise Local Census Survey

The Town of Paradise is asking residents for their input on a local census survey, which was mailed to Paradise residents this week. With the assistance of Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), the Town of Paradise is conducting this local census survey with the sole purpose of gathering demographic data that can be used by the Town when applying for federal, state, and local grants that will help us rebuild our community.

Your individual response is confidential and will not be shared with anyone. Please help us by completing the survey online at Town of Paradise Local Census Survey 2021 (surveymonkey.com) or by filling out and returning the paper survey by mail. Surveys will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Tuesday May 11th, 2021. 

 

Make a Difference Day in Paradise on April 30th and May 1st

Join the Ridge community as they focus on cleaning the major roadways and parks on the Ridge. Love Paradise is hosting Make a Difference Day on April 30th and May 1st. Learn more at www.loveparadise.com.

The schedule of events includes:

  • 8:30am – Drive-thru registration and task assignment at Paradise Community Park.

  • 9:00am – Disperse to group projects.

  • 12:00pm – Meet back at Paradise Community Park for a free drive-thru sack lunch.

 

Temporary Closure of Dogtown Road for Hazard Tree Removal Operations

Dogtown Road will have a full road closure between Cedar Lake Drive and Skyway with no thru traffic from Wednesday, April 14th until Monday, April 26th from 7AM until 5PM Monday through Saturday. The closure is necessary to perform Hazard Tree Removal Operations.

 

Temporary Road Closure of New Skyway for Hazard Tree Removal Operations

New Skyway will have a full road closure between Pentz Road and Coutolenc Road, with no thru traffic. The plan calls for daily closures from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM beginning Thursday, April 29, until Wednesday, May 19, 2021. The closure is necessary to perform Hazard Tree Removal Operations.

 

Paradise Recreation and Park District Celebrates Earth Day with Art Pop-Up Event

The Paradise Recreation and Park District is celebrating Earth Day with an Art Pop-Up Event held at Terry Ashe Recreation Center. The April 22, 2021 event will run from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and in keeping with COVID restrictions, the outdoor event will have a drop-in approach. Participants will be able to contribute art with “upcycling” of re-usable materials on their own schedule. Learn more at www.paradiseprpd.com.

 

Gold Nugget Days Parade and Other Events Happening in Paradise This Weekend.

The Gold Nugget Days Parade will take place on Saturday, April 24th, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. The paradise is planned to take the traditional route of Skyway – Holiday Market to the Paradise Community Park. Also happening is the Paradise Gem and Mineral Show and the 62nd & 63rd Annual Donkey Derby. Learn more at www.paradisechamber.com/events.

 

View Mural Painting at Skyway Antique Mall

Starting May 1st, drive by or walk to the Skyway Antique Mall at 6118 Skyway to view a mural being painted. This is a collaboration of over 20 local artists from all ages. The design was created by local artist Steve Ferchaud and will be painted over the months of May and June with a grand reveal upon completion. Event held by Paradise Recreation and Park District; learn more at www.paradiseprpd.com.

 

Wildfire Ready Racoon Video Premiere

In preparation for wildfire season, Butte County FireSafe Council and Paradise Ridge FireSafe Council invited Wildfire Ready Raccoon out from his log to star in a video on fire prevention for kids and families. The video launched today and can be viewed on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

Party in the Park Returns June 16-August 4

The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the return of this well-loved summer event. Party in the Park Music & Marketplace is a seasonal tradition of local pride and community vitality in the historic heart of Paradise. With its Farmers’ Market, Kids’ Zone, talented bands and performers, arts, crafts, local organizations and eclectic products, Party in the Park is a celebration of all that makes us Paradise. Booth applications and full information available by clicking “Register Now” on this page. Event information on the Chamber website. For sponsorship information, contact Monica@ParadiseChamber.com.


RESOURCES

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 plants, 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!

Launch of the 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 https://vceonline.com/HBRC/ 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 www.ShopParadiseRidge.com.  

 

New Web Page on Transportation Infrastructure Recovery Efforts

The Town of Paradise continues to post additional information, news, and updates on its re-designed website, which was unveiled in March. Most recently, a new page dedicated to the transportation infrastructure recovery efforts has been added to the Recovery & Rebuilding section. The page features detailed information about the development of the Town’s Transportation Master Plan (TMP), which is currently underway, as well as a form to provide feedback on the TMP or other transportation-related projects. Information on future public workshops, and how to register to attend, will be posted on the page as events are scheduled. Additional project updates and materials will also be posted as they become available. Click here to visit the page: https://www.townofparadise.com/pwe/page/transportation-recovery-efforts.       


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.