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File #: 18-437    Version: 2 Name:
Type: Study Session Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/5/2018 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 11/15/2018 Final action: 11/15/2018
Title: Five Star Project Update - 60 Minutes
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - PowerPoint Presentation
Related files: 15-218, 15-326, 15-244, 15-334
TO: Mayor Collins and Town Council Members

FROM: Brian Dalke, Interim Town Manager
Dawn-Marie Buckland, Deputy Town Manager
Jeremy Knapp, Community Development Director

DATE: November 15th, 2018

DEPARTMENT: Community Development

Staff Contact Jeremy Knapp, 480-348-3522

Five Star Project Update - 60 Minutes

Town Value(s):
? Primarily one-acre, residential community
? Limited government
? Creating a sense of community
? Partnerships with existing schools and resorts to enhance recreational opportunities
? Improving aesthetics/creating a brand
? Preserving natural open space

Receive an update on Five Star Project.

Staff will present an update on the entitlement and construction progress related to the Five Star Development Ritz Carlton Resort located at 7000 East Lincoln Drive for council information and feedback. A brief history of the entitlements follows.

The property located at 7000 E. Lincoln Drive was annexed into the Town in 1964. In 1987, the Town Council granted a Special Use Permit and re-zoning for Sun Valley Resort: a mix of resort units, residential lots, and a golf course. The SUP allowed for up to 500 resort keys, 39 R-43 cluster plan lots, and a golf course. Although an entrance circle on Indian Bend Road was constructed, no further development occurred.

In 2008, the Town Council granted an amendment to the existing Special Use Permit to allow for a resort community, including: a resort hotel with 225 rooms, spa, restaurants, and meeting space; 100 resort patio homes; 46 luxury detached residential homes, 15 one-acre home lots; and, site improvements including parking, landscaping, and lighting and, improvements to site infrastructure. This approval remained current for several years; however, no development occurred.

In 2012 the Town adopted a new General Plan. The General Plan categorizes this property as one of th...

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