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. Residents from all three Homeowners' Associations, including four high school students, serve on the committee.

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.

On Sept. 15, 2021, the project proposal window opened. Residents may file an "Intent to Submit a Project" by Dec. 31, 2021. All project proposals must be completed and filed by Jan. 31, 2022 to be considered. Residents are encouraged to thoroughly review the educational packet and key dates.

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."