Facilities Master Plan enters next phase

At the April 28, 2021 open meeting, the ACC Board established a sub-committee to open the next phase of the Facilities Master Plan; those serving are Doug Sutherland (chair), Chilesa Ready, and Barb Patterson. Each ACC Board committee also has a staff liaison; Kristi Northcutt, Senior Director of Community Relations, will serve in this role. 

The Facilities Master Plan (FMP) helps to identify and prioritize quality of life projects in Anthem. These projects are funded by the Enhancement Fund, which was established through the governing documents, and is based on ¼-of-1% of the sale price of each resold property. 

The last phase of the master plan began in 2016 with four projects ultimately approved by the Board, to be completed by 2021. The projects were:

  • Community Center remodel/expansion: completed in May 2018.
  • Pickleball Court complex: completed in January 2019.
  • Dog Park: completed in November 2019. 
  • Skate Park expansion: underway, with expected completion in Dec. 2021/Jan. 2022.

As the first step in the process for the next phase of the FMP, the Board invited Anthem youth and adult residents to submit applications for consideration to join the sub-committee. Up to two high school students and up to six adult residents will be invited to serve. Please note that committee members will not be allowed to propose projects; therefore, residents who have project proposals planned should not apply (this is to avoid a conflict of interest).

Northcutt said, "It's exciting to think about the next phase of the master plan process, even while the final project from the last round is underway. We are so fortunate to live and work in a community that is financially sound, which allows us to continually add value and opportunities through resident input."

Volunteer interest forms were due May 31; the Board will review applications in June.