The CMD/CPOA Boards met with Davis Partnership and Goulding Development Advisors Wednesday, May 24, to further review the feasibility of a community center development for Cordillera that would provide a centralized venue for the community incorporating a number of amenities such as a fitness facility, exercise classes, a swimming facility, spaces for social and interest group gatherings and services for property owners.
As we have previously reported, the boards, prompted by developments within Cordillera and frequent community discussion of desired amenities and facilities, commenced this process in March with a strategic examination of the community and its needs today and in the future. Having decided to examine the feasibility of a centralized facility, the boards, in April, retained Goulding Development Advisors and Davis Partnership Architects to provide necessary counsel for land planning and design.
While the detailed scope of the proposed facility remains largely undefined the meeting sought to explore a range of possible amenities, structure designs and spaces and to explore the availability of parcels owned by the CMD and CPOA which could accommodate such a facility.
The goal is to develop a concept for a design to accommodate community amenities and activities which could be presented to property owners in a comprehensive and comprehensible format in early July. The boards want to provide a broad concept of the facility which has the flexibility to be adapted based on constructive feedback from the community. The range of activities, services and facility ideas discussed at Wednesday’s meeting was intentionally wide ranging to provide Davis the direction to develop such a concept for a facility that is capable of responding to the community’s current and future needs and enhances the value and appeal of the community and its homes.
Based on a review of site topography, size and permitted uses of the parcels available for a potential site, the boards unanimously concluded that either one of two parcels around the equestrian center on Squaw Creek Road could provide an appropriate location to serve all three neighborhoods, Divide, Ranch and Summit. Further study and research will be necessary to identify a building site within one of the parcels, taking into account environmental and community impacts. The Trailhead, athletic center and administration parcels, which were also considered, were found not to be able to accommodate the scope of the concept being developed. Future uses of these parcels will be examined as an integral part of the planning process.
The meeting also provided an opportunity for our consultants to present a range of amenities, services and activities that could be contemplated, and a number of architectural styles, to elicit reaction to enable them to refine the concept and its design. Many of the possible amenities and activities discussed were the subject of a number of diverse views expressed by both board members and property owners participating in the meeting. It was not the purpose of the meeting to make detailed decisions or determinations with respect to possible scope, uses or designs; however, the presentation and discussion did provide direction to enable our consultants to further refine the concept proposal.
It is the boards’ intention to continue this work in a focused manner so that a meaningful and feasible concept can be presented to property owners for discussion around the time frame of the Fourth of July week when a large number of owners will be in the community. Revisions and refinement of the concept and design will continue throughout the planning and public feedback process.
As work progresses, email updates will be sent electronically in Cordillera Connection and can be found on the website at www.CordilleraLiving.com/CommunityCenter.
If you have any questions or comments please feel free to reach out to Rachel Oys and CMD and CPOA board members. Specific comments can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.