Previous Planning Efforts for The Parcel

Over the years a variety of different planning efforts have been undertaken for The Parcel. Some of the planning efforts have been prepared by the Town and others have been prepared by other entities. The planning efforts shown below are in chronological order starting with the most recent planning efforts prior to the Town's purchase of The Parcel.

Mammoth Lakes Housing (2016)
MLH contracted with the Dahlin Group architectural firm and Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) to create a concept plan and financial feasibility analysis of the Shady Rest site that was consistent with the adopted Town's General Plan and the Shady Rest Master Plan. Additional information about the MLH planning effort can be found online here

Hart Howerton (2016)

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area (MMSA) retained Hart Howerton to prepare a series of concept designs for MMSA properties and ski portals in early 2016.  As a part of this work effort Hart Howerton prepared conceptual designs for the Town commercial areas.  The Hart Howerton conceptual designs were presented to the Town Council on July 20, 2016.  The Town Council did not adopt the conceptual designs and the work effort was entirely paid for by MMSA.

A copy of the Hart Howerton presentation from the July 20, 2016 Town Council meeting may be viewed at

Hidden Creek Crossing District Planning Effort (2008)
The property owner of the Shady Rest Tract submitted an application for a district plan which was required prior to the formal submittal of a project application.  The project was called “Hidden Creek Crossing” during this time. The applicant withdrew the application and the district plan was not finalized.  Information from this district planning process informed the 2010 Downtown Neighborhood District Plan.  Information about the district planning process is available here

Shady Rest Master Plan (1991)
The Shady Rest Master Plan was approved by Town Council in 1991 and sets a maximum of 172 units with a mix of 120 very low and low-income apartments and 52 moderate-income housing units on the property. In Mono County, those household incomes range from $20,050 to $97,450 for a family of three. The Master Plan recommends that at least a third of the units be very low income, a third low income and the rest moderate income units. The State Density Bonus Law and the Town’s density bonus provisions may be approved subject to the affordability levels and qualifications of the project, as described previously.  The Master Plan is available on the Town's website here

For questions regarding The Parcel please contact Grady Dutton, Director of Public Works, at (760) 965-3656 or