Single Family Homes in Development
1,756 Building Permit Applications Received
1,186 Stick Built / 570 Manufactured
1,570 Building Permits issued
859 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)
Multi-Family Homes in Development
327 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received
15 Developments with 4-10 units
4 Developments with 10-30 units
3 Developments with 30+ units
317 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued
149 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.
GOVERNMENT HAZARD TREE REMOVAL UPDATE (As of June 7, 2021)
39,702 Hazardous Trees Marked*
37,663 Trees Felled
61,799 Hazardous Trees Marked*
42,194 Trees Felled
*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.
Paradise has a new gas station and convenience store option! Paradise Arco has reopened at 5987 Clark Rd. Stop by any time day or night – open 24 hours!
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 Nic’s. Whether you’re in Nic’s for a classic sandwich or picking up a new, holiday special, you can be sure that every bite is delicious. This lunch spot, which features art from the Paradise Art Center, serves specialty sandwiches, hot paninis, salads, charcuterie boards, and more! Enjoy a delicious meal on their new outdoor patio. Nic’s is located at 6256 Skyway, Paradise. You can see the full menu and specials on their Facebook page at facebook.com/NicsParadise or call to order ahead at (530) 413-9422.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Party in the Park June 16 – Opening Night with the Air Force Band of the Golden West
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. Event information on the Chamber website.
Retired Paradise Fire Chief Jim Broshears marks 50 years of Service
You may know Jim Broshears as the smiling face accompanying Wildfire Ready Raccoon at Town events, or the knowledgeable former Fire Chief explaining preparedness on behalf of the Fire Safe Council. Jim is also the Emergency Operations Coordinator for the Town of Paradise and an emergency educator for cities and counties across the U.S., and this year Jim is celebrating 50 years since he first joined the fire service back in 1971. Join us in honoring Jim’s commitment to our community at the first Party in the Park on June 16, 2021, during the band’s intermission.
Evacuation Planning Public Workshop – Tuesday, June 22nd 6 pm
Evacuation routes in Paradise are being analyzed through the Transportation Master Plan that is currently underway. The 2nd of 4 planned public workshops scheduled for June 22nd will address potential changes to evacuation routes, including Skyway, with alternative configurations to consider for evacuation as well as day to day needs of our residents. Both in person and virtual participation will be available. For more information, click here.
Community Development Survey: Your Input is Important to Us
The Town of Paradise will receive $122,276 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), which will help to address affordable housing and community development needs. Program activities must meet at least one of three national objectives outlined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Activities must benefit low-to-moderate income persons/households; prevent or eliminate slums or blight and/or an emergency need that poses a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community.
The survey should only take 5-10 minutes of your time and your input is important to us. Your responses are completely anonymous.
Community Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Paradise-CDBG2020
Downtown Paradise is growing!
Working towards the Tier 1 Recovery Project of a walkable downtown, the Downtown Project is making progress this week on the installation of underground storm drains along Almond Street. When complete, Almond, Fir, Birch, and Black Olive will all see infrastructure and roadway improvements for our community. For more information on this exciting project, visit https://makeitparadise.org/community-rebuild-blog.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.