This Week’s Park at Club West Update – 4 September 2020

This Week’s Park at Club West Update – 4 September 2020

Here is what The Park at Club West team has been working on this week. We intend to update you each week and always welcome your input, ideas, and suggestions to improve and enhance our efforts. Anyone can subscribe to our newsletter by emailing newsletter@theparkatclubwest.com.

*Updated versions of The Park at Club West’s initial conceptual layout and design are now available to the public for comment. This is just the beginning of a plan. These draft concepts prepared by landscape architects will minimize weeds and dust and create permanent open space for all to enjoy. Click here to view the new conceptual layout and vegetation catalog. But our work is far from done.

*Take a look at our fourth advertisement in the recent issue of the Ahwatukee Foothills News.

*We are continuing to address questions and concerns at our Advisory Group meetings and will continue to adjust and evolve our process accordingly.

*We’re working to bring our community from better to best. Check out our quick slideshow of the improvements and clean-up efforts being made to the course. Click here to watch.

*If you have not already read the recent guest column from Terry Duggan, president of Foothills Golf Group, in the Ahwatukee Foothills News, you can click here to view the full article. Look for additional guest columns in the upcoming issues.

*Summaries of Advisory Group meetings are available at www.theparkatclubwest.com

*We hope you feel it’s time for Club West neighbors to work together with the HOA and the new owners to do what’s best for Club West and their community. A vote among homeowners will make sure all residents and neighbors’ voices are heard on the future of the Club West community – we want everyone to come to the table.

*If you have not already visited our website, please follow the links below and check it out. And REMEMBER to encourage your friends and neighbors to follow and like us on social media.

Thank you to all those who are liking our Facebook page. It is and will be a great source of updates moving forward.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding The Park at Club West or would like to learn more, please feel free to go to our website at www.theparkatclubwest.com.

This Week’s Park at Club West Update 28 August 2020

This Week’s Park at Club West Update 28 August 2020

Here is what The Park at Club West team has been working on this week. We intend to update you each week and always welcome your input, ideas, and suggestions to improve and enhance our efforts. Anyone can subscribe to our newsletter by emailing newsletter@theparkatclubwest.com.

*Thank you to everyone who participated in this Tuesday’s first virtual Town Hall meeting. We appreciated the constructive comments and suggestions that were offered during the meeting. As we continue to evolve our plans, we will host additional Town Hall meetings to discuss updates and developments before you, The Club West residents, would ultimately vote on a plan.

*We are continuing to address questions and concerns at our Advisory Group meetings and will continue to adjust and evolve our process accordingly.

*If you have not already read the recent guest column from Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio in the Ahwatukee Foothills News, you can click here to view the full article. Look for additional guest columns in the upcoming issues.

*Updated versions of The Park at Club West’s initial conceptual layout and design are now available to the public for comment. Click here to view the new conceptual layout and vegetation catalog. Our work is far from done. This is just the beginning of a plan. The goal is to get rid of the blight and create an open space for all to enjoy. These draft concepts prepared by landscape architects will minimize weeds and dust and being the area to a more natural state.

 

*Take a look at our third advertisement in the recent issue of the Ahwatukee Foothills News. And look for our fourth advertisement in an upcoming issue of the Ahwatukee News.

*Going from Better to Best. The new owners of the old golf course at Club West are working hard to clean up the debris and weeds that have accumulated since the course closed in 2016. To view a quick slideshow of the improvements made to the area, click here.

*Summaries of Advisory Group meetings are available at www.theparkatclubwest.com

*We hope you feel it’s time for Club West neighbors to work together with the HOA and the new owners to do what’s best for Club West and their community. A vote among homeowners will make sure all residents and neighbors’ voices are heard on the future of the Club West community – we want everyone to come to the table.

*If you have not already visited our website, please follow the links below and check it out. And REMEMBER to encourage your friends and neighbors to follow and like us on social media.

Thank you to all those who are liking our Facebook page. It is and will be a great source of updates moving forward.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding The Park at Club West or would like to learn more, please feel free to go to our website at www.theparkatclubwest.com. Ours is an ongoing, transparent process to collaboratively craft an open space plan that raises property values and improves our quality of life.

Thank you for listening and for your ongoing interest in our open space plans.

This Week’s Update on The Park at Club West – 21 August 2020

This Week’s Update on The Park at Club West – 21 August 2020

Here is what The Park at Club West team has been working on this week. We intend to update you each week and always welcome your input, ideas, and suggestions to improve and enhance our efforts. Anyone can subscribe to our newsletter by emailing newsletter@theparkatclubwest.com.

*Although we have not yet seen the Court’s decision, we understand that the current legal situation means that Wilson Gee is in contempt of a Court Order requiring him to operate a golf course at the Lakes. What does this mean?

We believe that all this means is that the blight that exists at the Lakes will continue for many more years. The simple fact is that Wilson Gee has indicated that it is not economically feasible to operate a golf course at the Lakes and he will not operate a business to lose money. Who would? Under these facts, what are the potential scenarios at the Lakes?

First, Wilson Gee could file bankruptcy. If he does that, we assume that if the property were to be sold out of bankruptcy any buyer would require that the Bankruptcy Court extinguish the CCR’s and the property be sold unencumbered. If that happened, we assume that a developer would attempt to maximize development on the property.

Second, Wilson could do nothing and let the taxes and fines accrue until someone forecloses on the property. Knowing that anyone who forecloses on the property will have to operate a golf course makes it highly unlikely someone would foreclose unless they could figure out how to do it and have the CCR’s removed. Third, Wilson could appeal to the United States Supreme Court which means nothing will happen on the property for some time.

Lastly, the parties could negotiate a settlement which involves some compromise that includes some development and open space. Obviously, this is what makes the most sense for the residents of the Lakes and the Community and this choice would avoid years of uncertainty and unnecessary litigation.

*Take a look at our third advertisement in the recent issue of the Ahwatukee Foothills News.

*We are continuing to address questions and concerns at our Advisory Group meetings and will continue to adjust and evolve our process accordingly.

*Summaries of Advisory Group meetings are available at www.theparkatclubwest.com

*In the next few weeks, updated versions of The Park at Club West’s initial conceptual layout and design will be made available to the community for public input. This is just the beginning of a plan. The goal is to create a sustainable park that looks natural. Through careful planning the landscape will look as if it evolved naturally rather than a dead golf course. Ultimately, Club West open space will be dedicated to the HOA, legally requiring it to remain that way forever.

*We have reviewed submitted constructive comments and suggestions for The Park at Club West to date and will being conducting virtual Town Hall meetings with the community to discuss particular concepts and ideas with the Homeowners directly. Your input will continue to evolve our plans and make them better before you, The Club West residents, ultimately vote on a detailed plan.

*It’s time for Club West neighbors to work together with the HOA and the new owners to do what’s best for Club West and their community. A vote among homeowners will make sure all residents and neighbors’ voices are heard on the future of the Club West community – we want everyone to come to the table.

*If you have not already visited our website, please follow the links below and check it out. And REMEMBER to encourage your friends and neighbors to follow and like us on social media.

Thank you to all those who are liking our Facebook page. It is and will be a great source of updates moving forward.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding The Park at Club West or would like to learn more, please feel free to go to our website at www.theparkatclubwest.com.

Thank you for listening and for your ongoing interest in our open space plans.

This Week’s Park at Club West Update – 14 August 2020

This Week’s Park at Club West Update – 14 August 2020

Here is what The Park at Club West team has been working on this week. We intend to update you each week and always welcome your input, ideas, and suggestions to improve and enhance our efforts.

Ours is an ongoing, transparent process to collaboratively craft an open space plan that raises property values and improves our quality of life. Anyone can subscribe to our newsletter by emailing newsletter@theparkatclubwest.com.

*We are continuing to address questions and concerns at our Advisory Group meetings and will continue to adjust and evolve our process accordingly.

*In the next week, updated versions of The Park at Club West’s initial conceptual layout and design will be made available to the community for public input. This is just the beginning of a plan. A number of community virtual outreach meetings will be held to discuss comments and concerns. Look for notifications of when these virtual meetings will be held. Thank you to all who have shared your suggestions to enhance and improve The Park at Club West. Your input will continue to evolve our plans and make them better before you, The Club West residents, ultimately vote on a detailed plan.

*Take a look at our second advertisement in the recent issue of the Ahwatukee Foothills News. And look for our third advertisement in an upcoming issue of the Ahwatukee Foothills News.

*Summaries of Advisory Group meetings are available at www.theparkatclubwest.com

*If you have not already read the comments from Club West residents Greg and Sandy Peterson in the Ahwatukee Foothills News, you can click here to view the full article. Look for additional guest columns in the Ahwatukee News.

*If you have not already visited our website, please follow the links below and check it out. And REMEMBER to encourage your friends and neighbors to follow and like us on social media.

Thank you to all those who are liking our Facebook page. It is and will be a great source of updates moving forward.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding The Park at Club West or would like to learn more, please feel free to go to our website at www.theparkatclubwest.com.

Thank you for listening and for your ongoing interest in our open space plans.

This Week’s Park at Club West Update

This Week’s Park at Club West Update

Happy Friday! Here is what The Park at Club West team has been working on this week. We intend to update you each week and always welcome your input, ideas, and suggestions to improve and enhance our efforts. Anyone can subscribe to our newsletter by emailing newsletter@theparkatclubwest.com.

*Thank you to Club West residents Greg and Sandy Peterson for their thoughtful insights and comments in Ahwatukee Foothills News “Letter to the Editor.” You can read their full opinion here. Look for additional guest columns in the Ahwatukee News.

*Relevant media-coverage this week in the Ahwatukee News from Paul Maryniak regarding plans for the golf course and ongoing clean-up efforts at Club West. Click here to read the full online story.

*Take a look at our second advertisement in the recent issue of the Ahwatukee Foothills News.

*Emilly Davis from the Arizona Republic recently interviewed Matt Shearer regarding the future of the Club West golf course and addressing the recent residents’ concerns regarding the revitalization plans.

*Thank you to all who have shared your comments and suggestions to enhance and improve The Park at Club West. We are continuing to address questions and concerns at our Advisory Group meetings and will continue to adjust and evolve our process accordingly.

*Summaries of Advisory Group meetings are available at www.theparkatclubwest.com

*If you have not already visited our website, please follow the links below and check it out. And REMEMBER to encourage your friends and neighbors to follow and like us on social media.

Thank you to all those who are liking our Facebook page. It is and will be a great source of updates moving forward.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding The Park at Club West or would like to learn more, please feel free to go to our website at www.theparkatclubwest.com.

If you feel we are missing anything, please advise and we will incorporate it into the next update. Or if you disagree with something you read please let us know at newsletter@theparkatclubwest.com.

This Week’s The Park at Club West Update –

This Week’s The Park at Club West Update –

Happy Friday! Here is what The Park at Club West team has been working on this week. We intend to update you each week and always welcome your input, ideas, and suggestions to improve and enhance our efforts.

If you feel we are missing anything, please advise and we will incorporate it into the next update. Or if you disagree with something you read please let us know at newsletter@theparkatclubwest.com.

* Paul Maryniak from the Ahwatukee Foothills News recently interviewed Matt Shearer regarding emerging revitalization plans at Club West and to discuss the future of the golf course. Click here to read the full story.

*This week we would like to highlight Club West residents Chris and Pamela Henrichsen for their guest column in the Ahwatukee Foothills News about finding a compromise, encouraging collaboration and new paths for Club West. You can read their full column here.

AFN opinion piece

*Setting The Record Straight This Week

Claim: The Club West Conservancy claims the FCW HOA Board of Directors held “secret meetings” with home builders to draft an Amendment to “grease the skids” for new homes.

Truth: The HOA alone obtained the Declarant Rights, wrote the Amendment and shepherded the process by which it was enacted and publicized to the community. They did this specifically to:

  1. Prevent developers from obtaining the Declarant Rights and doing anything without Homeowner approval.
  2. Strengthen land use restrictions on the property.
  3. Eliminate the expiration date which would have left the property unrestricted in a few years.
  4. Give the power to the Homeowners, not the BOD, not developers.

Even the CWC understands this. A local attorney, who supports the CWC, has publicly said that the Amendment the CWC lawsuit challenges was “good news”.

“This amendment is good news in [that] the prior declaration had an expiration clause, and this one does not. The prior declaration had no restriction on the “Declarant” rights to amend / void the land use restriction. This one does.”

-CWC supporter and attorney who, while accusing the BOD of improperly obtaining Declarant Rights, somehow also supported the terms of the Amendment the CWC is challenging.

The CWC clearly wants to assure nothing can happen. Do not let them use subterfuge to assure we all suffer.

*Summaries of Advisory Group meetings are available at www.theparkatclubwest.com

*Look for our second advertisement in an upcoming issue of the Ahwatukee News.

*Relevant media-coverage this week on major clean-up efforts at Club West course included the Ahwatukee Foothills News. Click here to read the full story.

*Thank you to all those who are liking our Facebook page. It is and will be a great source of updates moving forward. If you have not already visited our website, please follow the links below and check it out. And REMEMBER to encourage your friends and neighbors to follow and like us on social media.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding The Park at Club West or would like to learn more, please feel free to go to our website at www.theparkatclubwest.com. Anyone can subscribe to our newsletter by emailing newsletter@theparkatclubwest.com.