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Jamestown, CA — Tuolumne County is in the early stages of the environmental review process for the proposed Yosemite Gardens Project in Jamestown.

As reported earlier this month, lead developer Vincent Estell submitted the application for the 782 acre project to the county’s Community Resources Agency. Plans for the former Jamestown Mine site include construction of 30 baseball fields, 65 acres of themed garden space, hotel sites, a 260 space recreational vehicle park, eight-plex movie theater with at least one IMAX 3D facility, conference facilities, outdoor amphitheatre, Aquatic Park, miniature golf course, 36-lane bowling alley, 450K sq. ft. of commercial space, assisted living facility, Alzheimer unit, gas station, fast food court and a soap box derby track.

The project application states that once completed, it would create an estimated 1,500 full-time jobs, and 230 part-time jobs. The proponents claim the tax revenues will be in excess of $10 million a year.

The entire application is available for view on the county’s website. The community has a chance to comment to the CRA on the environmental impacts of the project through June 29th. It is one of the early steps before the development of the full Environmental Impact Report.