Concession Contract Prospectus - Kings Canyon Village Services
The National Park Service (NPS) is nearing completion of the prospectus for a new concessions contract for the Grant Grove and Cedar Grove areas within Kings Canyon National Park. The current concessions contract will expire on December 31, 2012.
In fall 2009, a press release was issued to notify the public of the NPS's intent to develop an environmental assessment (EA) to address future concessions operations at Kings Canyon National Park. To this end, the NPS began the process of identifying deficiencies and opportunities in the Grant Grove and Cedar Grove areas. The NPS developed preliminary alternatives to address options for the Grant Grove restaurant, lodging opportunities, and concessioner housing in the Grant Grove area. A press release was issued on September 22, 2010 to notify the public of the preliminary alternatives and solicit comments and suggestions.
Additional site investigation and site analysis conducted during project planning indicated that the desired components expressed in the original project proposal and preliminary alternatives cannot be realized at this time due to funding constraints. Consequently, the NPS will focus on what is currently economically feasible and will only address the Grant Grove restaurant. Because the NPS is not considering a comprehensive redevelopment of the Grant Grove area at this time, an EA is no longer necessary.
As opportunities arise and funding becomes available, the NPS will consider how best to achieve an overall design concept plan for concessions operations in the Grant Grove and Cedar Grove areas. At such time, public scoping and environmental compliance and planning will be reinitiated as appropriate.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Attn: Kings Canyon Prospectus
47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271