Rincon del Rio is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) which integrates various levels of active and assisted living, service-enriched housing, long-term health care and social services, as well as recreational activities on the same campus. There is strong emphasis on wellness and helping seniors remain independent and active.
Only 40 acres of the site will be developed. The remainder (80%) of the 215 acres will remain open space with groomed landscaping and fire-resistant plantings. There will be trail crews and maintenance teams managing undergrowth and vegetation thus reducing fire danger for the entire area.
The County and State cannot provide services without revenue. This is a simple fact. This project creates significant revenue while placing few demands on services such as schools, police, or fire (on-site EMRs).
Nevada County needs choice in retirement living that will allow our residents to age in place. Elder migration is a huge loss to our economic and social resources.
Many studies show residents of CCRCs enjoy longer, healthier lives versus those in the general population. Nevada County has a very significant senior population that deserves residential living in an amenity and service enriched environment where they can enjoy the benefits of nature all around.
Government on every level is trying to ensure job creation. This project creates not just short-term construction jobs, but on-going professional positions in health care, insurance services, recreation, office/management positions, maintenance/agricultural labor, and financial products.
New wildfire protocol for homeowners insurance is requiring two complete separate access points so fire equipment can respond from one way and people evacuating leave via another route. This means that when selling a home in the Ranchos or Hidden Ranch Estates, new buyers may not be able to obtain insurance unless the Rincon del Rio egress road is constructed. Without this egress road, current policies may be cancelled or amended to reflect rate adequacy (increases to compensate for additional risk), risk retention (very high deductibles), and/or law change to allow for a separate policy form to cover just the incidence of wildfire (similar to earthquake policies).
The project is environmentally benign. (See Environmental Impact Report)