Some more details on Kingston Subdivision

By Deb Murphy

Few details are available on the Kingston Subdivision, the subject of a public hearing at Monday’s Bishop City Council meeting.

Bishop-Nursery

The 15-home development is planned for the 2.75-acre parcel now occupied by Bishop Nursery on Home Street. The only specifics available are outlined on the tentative tract map showing a single street, 42-feet wide, running west off Home Street with lots, ranging from 5,100 to 8,300 square feet. The proposed grading and utility plan includes pad sizes of 4,184.3-square feet on each lot. That pad size does not mean the homes will be that size according to Planning Director Gary Schley.

The Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration, required by the California Environmental Quality Act, is just that, Schley said, “a draft.” “A determination (of no impact) has not been made yet,” he said. The primary mitigation included in the document is a requirement that developer, Bob Kingston of Santa Barbara, apply for a conditional use permit “setting aside right of way and roadway design requirements per Bishop Municipal Code.”

A second public hearing will be held at the City Council’s Aug. 10 meeting with Aug. 15 the deadline for written comments. “We will address all the comments made,” Schley said “and incorporate then, if possible,” in the environmental documents. The City Council will make the final determination.

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Trouble
Trouble
6 years ago

Oops

Trouble
Trouble
6 years ago

High Water , where did you get th Jay one third Mexico now lives here. It’s less then 8 percent.

High Water
High Water
6 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble- govt. Says 11 to 12 million are here illegally. Just like unemployment numbers, the govt never gives the correct number. I have read that its more like 20 million . mexico population is around 100 million. Anyway you look at it, its a big percentage. Our govt made laws… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
6 years ago
Reply to  High Water

There is over a hundred and thirty million people in Mexico and not all illegals are from Mexico. Anyway, Did you know that over three fourths of the quote ” illegals” that come here enter totally legally. Bye saying they are coming here on vacation or a work visa”s?

What?
What?
6 years ago

Okay, you baited me and I just can’t resist. Truthfully, I’m ashamed of myself.

@High Water – you understand the Government isn’t the developer of the project, right?

High Water
High Water
6 years ago

Lorijellybean a former “affordable housing” employee said pass the popcorn. Told ya! Quit hatin on HighWater so much. Quit shootin the messenger. I’m not the bad guy! When 1/3 of a country (mexico) have migrated here (illegally ) it is a fact , and I shouldn’t have be careful so… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago
Reply to  High Water

High Water….Your post sounds like something Donald Trump would rant about….

Lorijellybean
Lorijellybean
6 years ago
Reply to  High Water

I wasn’t just a mere “employee”, I was in charge of multi-million dollar projects. Also, I never said this was gonna be low-income housing, I said I recognized “Smart Growth” happening in Bishop, and my former career gives me a unique insight to see that. Don’t put words in my… Read more »

Lorijellybean
Lorijellybean
6 years ago

Coming from an “Affordable Housing” career background it’s interesting to watch “Smart Growth” happening in Bishop, and so rapidly.
The reactions are interesting. It would seem that the consensus wants this. Curious to watch how it will pan out. (Pass the popcorn)

NO H20
NO H20
6 years ago

“No water” for homes with water meters,
Plenty of water for new homes and new water meters..

High Water
High Water
6 years ago

Kingston Subdivision. Is that a play on words? I never, ever would have thought that cramming 15 homes (apartments) on less than 3 acres would be called a SUBDIVISION California dreamin where subdivisions are in reality, apartments for low income folks some u.s. citizens, most are not(l illegally!) California dreaming… Read more »

RandyKeller
RandyKeller
6 years ago
Reply to  High Water

If California Dreaming means we continue to spread out with half acre lots for everybody and continue to expand and expand and expand by paving over the nature we all need for life support, I’d say you’re having a nightmare.

What?
What?
6 years ago
Reply to  High Water

Your comment does not even make sense. “Subdivision” refers to a subdivision of land, for example, into 15 lots. What do you think subdivision means? Each lot is between 5,000 and 8,000 sf, which is approximately similar to all the other properties in the neighborhood ( a little smaller on… Read more »

High Water
High Water
6 years ago
Reply to  What?

Thanks for questioning my post. Yes, technically your correct it is being subdivdived. My point is when I hear the word subdivision I immediately think of that heavy synthesized driven classic song by Rush called’ Subdivisions’ lol! the song was about the cookie cutter vanilla boring geometric borders of this… Read more »

What?
What?
6 years ago
Reply to  High Water

I’m sorry, I just have to point out a couple more technical corrections. They aren’t building townhouses or apartments. The proposed density is well within the bell-curve of single family housing, and as I said previously, is approximately similar to the properties on Rome, Sierra and Yaney. The proposed density… Read more »