Brown Bear Hotel COnferencE Center & MultiFAMILY HOUSING Project

The proposed Brown Bear Hotel, Conference Center and Multi Family Housing Project involves two land use/entitlement actions: A General Plan/ Specific Plan Land Use and Zoning Amendment,  a Design Review and nn environmental determination pursuant to to the California Environmental Quality Act. 

General Plan/Specific Plan/Zoning Amendment 2019-216

The project proposes a change in the General Plan and Specific Plan (Mariposa Town Planning Area) land use and zoning designation for all of a 7.02-acre parcel (APN 013-050-060) and a portion (0.18± acre) of a split zoned 0.39-acre parcel (APN 013-050-059) from Multi-Family residential to General Commercial in order to develop a 132,000 square foot hotel/conference center project.  APNs 013-050-009, 057 and the majority of 013-050-059 are currently in the General Commercial zone.  Upon approval of the amendment, land in the General Commercial zone would total 11.2 acres. 

Design Review 2020-008

The project is located in the Design Review Overlay District and will be subject to the design review standards contained in the Mariposa Town Planning Area Specific Plan.  Subject to design review will be the hotel and conference center to be located on existing APNs 013-050-009, 057, 059, and 060.  

The Hotel & Conference  Center is proposed as 180 to 200 rooms; a 5,000 square foot conference center with a seating capacity of 250; an 1,800 sq. ft. restaurant with a seating capacity of 80; a 1,426 sq. ft. lobby lounge with a seating capacity of 40; a 575 sq. ft. fitness center; outdoor pool; garden area; outdoor wedding venue; an outdoor barbecue area and parking areas to serve the site.

The multi-family residential project located adjacent to the hotel/conference center to the east and will consist of several, two story multi-family housing units targeting living wage renters containing 100 to 120 residential units with parking areas to serve the project.  That portion of the project will be located on existing APNs 013-050 and 013-071-003. 

The project proposes take primary access from Brown Bear Lane, which intersects with Highway 49N, and an additional ingress/egress point off of Highway 49N roughly 280 feet to the southeast of Brown Bear Lane.  

The total project site is 17.97 acres.

Applicant: MRCC Properties, LLC; Sierra Trail Homes, LLC; and Richard Roesch

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

The project requires an environmental determination and a Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration pursuant to CEQA is proposed for the project.

The Mitigated negative Declaration document includes all studies and background documentation for the project for  the CEQA determination.

The public review and availability of the CEQA document may be found here.

Notice of Public Review Period and Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration

Future Project ACTIVITIES

The project will require both the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors Public Hearings for consideration and actions

Additional information on those steps will be provided here including project staff reports and recommendations. Hearing Dates have not been set yet, so please check back for updates.

For any questions please let us know!

Planner Contacts:

Keasha Blew, Associate Planner, Email:

Steve Engfer, Senior Planner, Email:

With the exception of the confidential cultural resources survey, all of the documents cited and relied upon in the preparation of this initial study are available at the Mariposa County Planning Department, 5100 Bullion Street, Mariposa, CA 95338 (209) 966-5151.