The Star Valley Ranch Association Board of Directors is happy to announce that the Star Valley Ranch Association is moving forward with plans to redevelop the barn and silo into a year-round facility for recreational, social, and community activities!
In 2010, the SVRA Board of Directors, in conjunction with the Town of Star Valley Ranch, worked to develop and build a Community Center, partially funded by state grants. The project called for a large multi-use center with a $3 million price tag. Through circumstances beyond our control we were unable to continue with the joint project.
In 2012, Bob Lujan, a SVRA Director, was assigned the primary responsibility of revisiting the redevelopment of the Barn/Silo and the Aspen Hills Office facilities. A committee was formed to assist, and they reviewed prior engineering reports, architectural drawings, community input and assessments, and estimated costs of renovating existing facilities. Their questions, concerns, and recommendations were discussed with the Board. The Board concluded that the best course of action would be to replace our existing facilities.
In October, 2012, the firm of DUBBE MOULDER ARCHITECTS was hired to assist in designing a new multi-purpose building. Much smaller in scale and with a more conservative financial basis than originally proposed with the Town, the new building will serve as a year round multi-use facility for our members. The building will include large and small meeting/multi-purpose rooms, a golf pro shop, a grill, a bar, and the Association business offices. This plan design will also allow for possible future expansion space, in the lower level, for a billiards room, exercise facility, or income producing rental space. This facility would replace the existing Barn, Silo, and Aspen Hills Office, and would be constructed at the current Barn/Silo site.
Attached please find Site Plans, Floor Plans, Elevation Drawings, and artist Renderings for the project. These conceptual drawings allow members to see what the new proposed building might look like and the projected building size in relation to our budgetary constraints. These drawings are subject to change based on community input. The estimated cost for the project is approximately $1.73 million dollars, a substantial reduction from past efforts and significantly less expensive than professional estimates to bring the existing structures up to code for year round use.
Our goal is to begin the construction process in Sept/Oct 2013 or April/May 2014, to provide time to further communicate with members and gather their input. We currently have $770,000 set aside for the Barn/Silo redevelopment and another $144,000 is projected to be collected and set aside prior to the completion of the project. We will need to borrow the balance. Payments on the loan will be made from our Barn/Silo capital expenditure assessment allocation (currently $40 per lot for 2013). We anticipate the loan would be repaid over a 15 to 20 year period.
As with any construction project we will have the inconvenience of construction and temporary facilities. However, we are excited about upgrading our facilities and the potential year around uses of a new building. Your input is important. We encourage your feedback. Please send in your input to the SVRA office, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Association Office at 307-883-2669.