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    Yosemite

    National Park California

Hodgdon Meadow Trailer Replacement

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The following is a list of the various stages that occur during a planning process. Though there are added public involvement opportunities such as meetings and workshops throughout, this outlines the major steps. They include:

Initial public outreach
Technical Study/Report
Public scoping (ended 4/14/06)
Plan development
Public review & comment (EA or EIS)
Produce final plan/report
>Decision document<
Implementation of plan/project

Yosemite National Park is considering the construction of a duplex in the Hodgdon Meadow housing area in order to replace previously removed obsolete trailers that did not meet National Park Service (NPS) housing standards. This duplex would provide new housing for two or more park employees. Hodgdon Meadow is one of three residential areas in the Mather Ranger District.

Private housing in nearby communities is very limited, and Mather District employees face a shortage of adequate housing. The new duplex would help Yosemite National Park address this housing shortage and provide a type of housing that meets National Park Service standards for safety, economy, and quality.

Yosemite National Park identified Hodgdon Meadow as an appropriate area for residential and administrative facilities development in the 1980 General Management Plan.

 
Map of Hodgdon Meadow area

Map of Hodgdon Meadow area

NPS Photo

However, this project would not expand housing capacity at Hodgdon Meadow, as the proposal is to replace substandard units that were included in the housing inventory in 1980.

The new duplex would be energy-efficient, bear-proof, affordable to maintain, and would match the architectural style of the other Hodgdon Meadow buildings.

Incorporating input from park staff and the public, Yosemite National Park has selected a preferred construction site for the new Hodgdon duplex. This previously-disturbed site is the former location of a trailer used for employee housing, and does not expand the developed footprint of the housing area. The proposed duplex would use an existing design from the National Park Service “Prototype Design Guidelines for trailer Replacement”. It would be a conventional, stick-frame structure on a slab foundation. Soil will need to be excavated to prepare the site for the foundation, the amount of which will depend on the chosen design.

Documents pertaining to the Hodgdon Meadows Trailer Replacement Project:

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