This fall, County Parks will begin a Feasibility Study to investigate alternative park-compatible re-uses at the closed 352-acre Sheriff’s Honor Camp located within Pescadero Creek County Park. On October 5, 2016 an RFQ was released and prospective proposers had an opportunity to attend a non-mandatory site visit and ask questions before an October 26 deadline for proposals to be submitted.
The Feasibility Study is intended to provide sufficient information for the County to consider the merits of any viable future re-use of the property, which would need to be complimentary to the mission and operation of a natural county park containing sensitive resources. The Feasibility Study will focus on land use planning and economic viability on a limited number of low intensity options. The Study won’t include specific impact studies such as traffic, hydrological, geotechnical, environmental, other than to identify what studies would be required to be completed should one or more of the options be considered by policy makers. The Feasibility Study will, however, identify any significant environmental, land use or site restrictions (e.g. water rights and water availability, access, and threatened and endangered species) that need to be considered in any scenario.
Over a three-month period a consulting firm will undertake this work. Site research and interviews with many stakeholders will occur. Several public meetings will be held including the Parks and Recreation Committee, Pescadero Municipal Advisory Committee and the Board of Supervisors.
This Request for Quotations (RFQ) seeks responses to prepare a Feasibility Study on Alternative Park Compatible Re-Uses for the San Mateo County Honor Camp Property within Pescadero Creek Park. Responses are due on Oct 26.