Smitten by the grandeur of Sequoia National Park, he says it’s been the vision of the Patel family to one day return and develop a Three Rivers property unlike any other in a national park gateway community.
And they are not seeking the path of least resistance, Patel said. With the experience of a failed attempt to develop river frontage adjacent to Three Rivers Post Office, two years and $500,000 later, Patel thinks the current choice for the new location has all the right stuff to be a hit with Sequoia visitors and a popular gathering place for locals too.
Patel’s oft-repeated mantra of late has been “… we’re not trying to pull a fast one over on anyone here.” In fact, on Wednesday, July 10, at the monthly Three Rivers Community Services District (CSD) board meeting, Patel reiterated his company’s plans to build a $700,000 wastewater recycling plant as a part of the project even though they are not required to do so.
Prior to the County of Tulare’s public meeting scheduled in Three Rivers on Wednesday, July 24, video footage will be posted from the CSD meeting, which posed several of the questions that so many are asking relative to water, traffic, wastewater treatment and how this project might affect the future growth of Three Rivers.