Jamestown Taco Bell, Twain Harte Mall and South County Projects

Sonora, CA – Mother Lode Views over the weekend focused on projects currently under review by the Tuolumne County Community Development Department.

Community Development Manager Quincy Yaley was on the show and said, “We’re working on a number of interesting projects that have been submitted.”

Fast food could be coming to Jamestown. CDD is processing a permit for a Taco Bell on Hwy 108 next to Dollar General.

Further up Highway 108, the Twain Harte Mall has had several vacant locations, so owners are looking to revitalize it.

Yaley says, “The site is currently restricted to commercial use and the owners have requested a mixed-use designation which would allow for a wider variety of land uses.”

Although no specific request has been submitted, Yaley says accommodation would be allowed as part of the change. The Board of Supervisors will review the proposed zoning change later this year.

Additionally, there is a new application for the building just behind the mall, the office space that houses the Twain Harte Library and some businesses. One proposal calls for the top floor to be allowed to have residential units.

Meanwhile, in the Groveland area, two resort projects were approved by supervisors not too long ago. The Yosemite Under Canvas glamping resort project is planned for Hardin Flat Road and Terra Vi Lodge Yosemite (lodge, cabins and guesthouses) on Sawmill Mountain Road.

Yaley says, “The Under Canvas project is moving forward. There was a dispute, but it’s over, and they’re free to move forward with grading permits and site improvements. The other project (Terra Vi Yosemite) is still in litigation, so I don’t know where it will go.

There is also a proposed new resort development on Highway 120 at Big Oak Flat on the site sometimes referred to as “the scar”. The Yonder Yosemite project offers a resort, conference space and approximately 175 individual rooms. The county is finalizing the environmental review and plans to present it to the planning commission this spring.

You can find the entire radio show focused on community development by clicking here. Other topics were housing, code compliance and streamlining the permitting process.