1,000 building permit applications submitted in Paradise

Wednesday marked the 1,000th building permit application to be submitted to the Town of Paradise.

Posted: May 28, 2020 9:55 AM

PARADISE, Calif. - Wednesday marked the 1,000th building permit application to be submitted to the Town of Paradise.

Town officials say the pandemic has been nothing but a speed bump in terms of rebuilding this event marks a milestone for Paradise.

"I'm just glad to be part of it and know that my little efforts of doing permits is helping," said Cheryl Andrews, permit consultant with Golden West.

Andrews is a Camp Fire survivor herself, she helped submit the application for the homeowner.

"She couldn’t make it up here but she's a life long resident of Paradise and is just excited to get back home," she said.

Andrews has spent many hours in the at the Building Resiliency Center processing paperwork to help her neighbors to come home.

"It's way worth it to see people get their keys to their homes and come up here and have something submitted or pick their keys up for them or they always ring the bell," she said. "We just wanted to do whatever we could to rebuild our town.

"Paradise has worked so hard and the residents of paradise have worked so hard to come back and get to this point it's so exciting," said Melissa Schuster, a Paradise town councilmember. "I think people are going to recognize paradise as being synonymous with the word resilience here we are we can get through anything."

830 building permits have been issued and 150 homes in Paradise are built and ready to move into.

At the BRC people can book an appointment for an in-person or over the phone meeting with a building advocate for any questions one may home on rebuilding.

To view Action News Now's most recent weekly update on Paradise Rebuilding and Recovery, Click Here.

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