This week marks 1,000 homes rebuilt in Paradise! This number includes single family homes and multi-family units.
Single Family Homes in Development
1,732 Building Permit Applications Received
1,165 Stick Built / 567 Manufactured
1,556 Building Permits issued
851 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
305 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)
39,762 Hazardous Trees Marked*
36,411 Trees Felled
61,627 Hazardous Trees Marked*
40,092 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.
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 Hudson’s Appliance. With Hudson’s Appliance Center, you don’t have to waste time bouncing from store to store for a great deal on American appliances. They sell both new and used with a full-time service department, parts, and offer installations on all appliances. This local business is happy to price match to corporate stores and help you find the perfect appliance for your lifestyle. Find Hudson’s at 454 Pearson Road, Paradise, check out their Facebook at Facebook.com/Hudsons-Appliance-1442880639324902, or call (530) 877-6312 for more information.
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.
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.
Roe Road Extension Project Phase 1 Funding News
In partnership with Congressman Doug LaMalfa, The Town of Paradise continues to push for funding to connect evacuation routes to better serve our residents in future emergencies. Recently, Congressman LaMalfa requested funding for the Roe Road Extension Project- Phase 1 to be part of the Surface Transportation Re-authorization Bill which is now making its way through Congress. We just learned this week that the project has been included in the Bill. Only 50% of requested projects were included, so this is great news for our community. This $1.8 million project would begin the process of connecting Roe Road from Pentz to Skyway, adding a critical east-west arterial supporting circulation and evacuation in any potential future fire scenario.
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.
Gold Nugget Craft Faire on June 12th
This annual event will be held at the Terry Ashe Recreation Center, featuring a variety of crafts created by artisans from all over Northern California, Oregon, and Nevada. An assortment of food vendors will also be available.
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.
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.
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.