Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 7-21-21

CURRENT STATISTICS

BUILDING UPDATES

Single Family Homes in Development

1,806 Building Permit Applications Received

  • 1,228 Stick Built / 578 Manufactured

1,651 Building Permits issued

936 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Homes in Development

335 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

Breakdown*:

  • 57 Duplexes

  • 1 Triplex

  • 7 Developments with 4-9 units

  • 5 Developments with 10-30 units

317 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

168  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 kanderson@townofparadise.com


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 Paradise Stronger. Are you ready to take control of your own health and well-being and feel empowered? Look no further than Paradise Stronger! They offer fitness classes, recovery services, education programs, and more that contribute to overall well-being. More than a gym, they work with local non-profits and promote programs like teaching gardening, community hikes, food services, The Green Bag Program, and more. Stay up-to-date through their website www.ParadiseStronger.org, by calling (530) 876-4151, or visit in person at 7515 Skyway, Paradise.

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

Dixie Fire Update

There are still no evacuation orders or evacuation warnings for the Town of Paradise.  The Town continues to monitor the Dixie Fire closely with Cal Fire and Butte County. However, it is important to be prepared and have a plan for your family, animals, and home. If you feel unsafe at any time, you should leave. Visit the CalFire/Butte County Facebook page and Butte County Sheriff Facebook page for current updates.

 

UPDATED Time: Design Standards Public Workshop, Thursday, July 22nd, 6pm

Design Standards for Skyway and Clark Road in Paradise are being analyzed through the Transportation Master Plan that is currently underway. The 3rd of 4 planned public workshops scheduled for July 22nd will focus on potential updates to the existing design standards on those roadways.

The meeting will be hosted virtually and will be recorded for posting on the Town website. Optional in-person attendance will also be hosted at Town Hall (5555 Skyway). To join the virtual workshop, visit bit.ly/2UqcjvX.

For more information, and a full schedule of workshops, click here.

Looped by Theater on the Ridge, Thursday, July 22 – Sunday, July 25, 7:30 pm

Based on a real event, Looped takes place in the summer of 1965, when Tallulah Bankhead needed eight hours to redub – or loop – one line of dialogue for her last movie, Fanatic. Playwright Matthew Lombardo’s riveting play is as funny as it gets in theatre! His script features a cascade of Tallulah Bankhead’s famous zingers. Best for mature audiences. For more information, visit http://www.totr.org.

Paradise Farmer’s Market, Tuesday June-October, 7:30 AM-12:00 PM

A unique opportunity for farmers and vendors to sell directly to the consumer by hosting Certified Farmers’ Markets. Our focus is on bringing the community together and supporting local farmers, crafters, and food vendors. Located in the Paradise Alliance Church Parking Lot at 6491 Clark Rd, Paradise, CA 95969.

Open Mic Night at the Lotus Center, July 28 at 7 p.m., 7-10 p.m., $2 admission fee.

Come listen to some of the best musicians on the Ridge. 6268 Skyway, Paradise, CA

 

Paradise Elks Lodge 2026 Purple Pig Blueberry Pancake Breakfast, July 24th, 8-11am

Supports disabled children with unmet needs. Held at the RV Clubhouse in Paradise. Contact 530.877.3977

 

NEW! The Farmhouse Building Plan Now Available At Rebuild Paradise Foundation

Accessible now at https://tinyurl.com/crpaesue. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1440 square foot home plan is available with or without a garage and has a wrap around porch.  Master planned homes hosted by the Rebuild Paradise Foundation are for use within the Camp Fire footprint. Visit the link above to see details of this plan, explore other designs, and learn if the master planning process is for you.

 

Last Chance! Free Residential Green Waste Drop-Off, July 22nd from 7am-4pm.

The Butte County Landfill will be providing up to 10 free days for green waste drop-off for residents living in the Wildland Urban Interface (Town of Paradise is included). The last day for drop-off is July 22nd from 7am to 4pm. This is a pilot program that will be running through November 2021 with additional dates to be announced in the future. Residents will need to show identification and proof of residency.

A map of the WUI area can be found at https://buttecounty.opennrm.org/maps/11349.

For information on this program, please visit buttecounty.net/publicworks or contact us at (530)345-4917 (select #5) or email eschroth@buttecounty.net

 

Party in the Park Now to 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. Event information on the Chamber website or by emailing info@ParadiseChamber.com.


RESOURCES

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

  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 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!


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.