From 2016 to 2017, County Parks performed 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 a Request for Quotes (RFQ) was released and a consulting firm was selected to perform the study.
On August 30, 2017 the Final Study was released. The study provided no clear answer for next steps and Parks has taken no further action.
The Feasibility Study was 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 focused on land use planning and economic viability on a limited number of low intensity options. The Study didn'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 did, however, identify any significant environmental, land use or site restrictions (e.g. water rights and water availability, access, and threatened and endangered species) that would need to be considered in any scenario.