bblcity-thumb1The Old Miners’ Days Parade on Sunday, August 2 will resume its former route, given approval by the Planning Commission of the City of Big Bear Lake. The Old Miners’ Association’s request to extend the Old Miners’ parade through the Village was approved at the July 1 meeting of the Commission, so the parade will begin on Big Bear Boulevard at Summit Boulevard at 12:30pm, and will continue west and then travel up Pine Knot Avenue and west down Village Drive. Old Miners’ requests to hold this weekend’s Chili Cook-Off (on Saturday) and the Miss Clementine pageant (on Sunday) in the Bartlett parking lot in the Village were also approved, as was an unrelated Public Hearing Item to subdivide a 3.38 acre parcel at 209 N. Starvation Flats Road into four parcels. Not yet approved by the Commission was a proposal by Urban Housing Communities to construct a 42-unit affordable apartment complex on 2.6 acres at 737 and 773 Knickerbocker Road. The developer and city staff will incorporate changes requested by the Planning Commission for review on July 22; those modifications include a good tree management plan, adequate parking, a sidewalk along Knickerbocker, and more on-site storage. The developer will, in the meantime, hold a public meeting to discuss the affordable housing project; the community meeting regarding the Knickerbocker Road development will be held on Saturday, July 18 at 10am at the Knickerbocker Mansion.