Oct 03

Access ID Cards Discounted During October

Posted on October 3, 2017 at 5:48 PM by Adam Rosen

Your Access ID card is more than your key to unlocking amazing community amenities; it’s your identification as a resident of our community authorized to use those community assets. Our Community Patrol team use Access ID cards to verify residency when patrolling at the pools or the gym.

Each homeowner is entitled to two free Access ID cards. Additional cards can be purchased, and this month, the management team will offer Village at Vistancia cards* at a special discounted price of $6. This is a great chance to replace any lost cards or to purchase them for children who might not have their own cards yet.

Cards will be issued to those residing in the home; exceptions will be made in special circumstances. Youth must be 10 years old to have their own Access ID cards. Those ages 10-13 will only have access to the MVC Gym. At age 14, they can access all amenities.

I can’t stress enough the importance of carrying your Access ID card with you whenever using community amenities. Community Patrol will be conducting ID checks more often to ensure amenities are being used properly by residents and their guests. As a reminder, each homeowner is allowed to bring two guests. Those using the amenities without proper identification may be asked to leave the property.

Additionally, our maintenance team has recently added security alarms to the doors along the northern glass wall of the MVC Gym. These doors are now emergency exits and should not be used to grant entry to the building. Please use the doors at either end of the building, which are accessible with your Access ID cards. Opening the emergency exit doors will cause an alarm to sound.

Purchasing an Access ID card is simple. Stop by the Association Office between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and visit me at the front desk. An adult must accompany a child who needs an ID. The individual who will be using the card must be present, as the cards require a photo.

Please note: this is for a new or replacement ID. Residents may have one active ID card per person at a time.

*Residents of Acacia Grove and Primrose Estates can receive additional or replacement cards for those neighborhood amenities, as well, for an additional $6.
Sep 21

Do You Know the People In Your Neighborhood?

Posted on September 21, 2017 at 12:50 PM by Adam Rosen

Not so long ago, the world felt like a smaller place and everybody knew everybody else in their neighborhood. Now, many of us aren't familiar with our neighbors and rarely speak to them in passing. Later this week, we can start to change that together on National Good Neighbor Day on Thursday, Sept. 26
National Good Neighbor Day was created in the more than 40 years ago to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of a good neighbor. Good neighbors often become friends. Simply put, making the small effort to be good neighbors can develop lifelong friendships. 
You can observe National Good Neighbor Day Thursday by doing some of the following:
Aug 30

FAQs Regarding Development, Amenities

Posted on August 30, 2017 at 4:32 PM by Adam Testa

Vistancia is pleased to announce the land sales of the final remaining parcels north of Lone Mountain Parkway and east of El Mirage Road. These four parcels mark the final phase of new home development in The Village at Vistancia.

David Weekley Homes, a long-time partner of Vistancia, has purchased 74 70’x125’ lots. In addition to their newest parcel, Alicante, William Ryan Homes purchased 87 53’x115’ lots. Vistancia also welcomes Richmond American, a new builder to Vistancia’s master plan, which purchased 79 60’x120’ lots. Finally, Gehan Homes, which previously built in The Village, has purchased 84 48’x115’ lots.

These final four parcels will bring an additional 324 homes to The Village at Vistancia and are estimated to grand open in mid-2018. Development activity is underway to install infrastructure and prepare the lots for the builders.

Frequently Asked Questions

As we continue toward buildout, we’ve noticed an increase in questions about development activity and future growth of The Village at Vistancia community.

The developer recently announced new residential development north of Lone Mountain Parkway and El Mirage Road. Weren’t these parcels originally zoned commercial?

While some commercial/mixed use development is still envisioned on this corner, a portion of the area, referred to as “D” Parcels in the master-plan documents, has always been zoned for residential use. In 2015, the commercial area was reduced and adjusted from mixed use, medium-density and high-density residential designations to low-density residential. The zoning amendment did not increase the number of residential units planned for this area.

Will our current amenities in The Village at Vistancia be able to handle the additional residents from the “D” Parcels?

Yes. The Mountain Vista Club and Foothills Center were designed with future population growth in mind. We’re still within the number of homes planned for community amenities and capacity. Many residents enjoy using our amenities, and they can be busy at times, especially during the summer months.

Usage, however, is monitored and evaluated regularly and has not approached capacity. While it’s nice to enjoy an entire section of the pool by yourself, please understand these are communal amenities and exercise patience and kindness when dealing with fellow residents.

Can the community vote to expand or build new amenities?

The Board of Directors has the authority to make these decisions, the consideration of which is not taken lightly. Adding new amenities to the community or expanding existing amenities requires a vast array of resources, most notably, financial.

Expansion or construction of amenities is not limited to initial development costs. When pursuing these projects, the Board must consider up-front expenses, necessary reserves to be established after completion, maintenance and personnel, if the amenity requires additional staffing. This could potentially result in an increase in quarterly assessments or even the possibility of a one-time special assessment.

Input from the community, including advocates and opponents of such a project, would need to be considered. If you would like to see such a project undertaken in the community, I encourage you to prepare a proposal for the Board’s consideration. Provide as much detail as possible, such as logistical and financial considerations, to best enable the Board to evaluate the viability of your proposal. Many great community improvements begin as grassroots resident initiatives.

What about the development planned north of the canal?

Vistancia’s 3,450-acre future north community will be the final extension of Vistancia’s master plan. It’s planned as a separate community within Vistancia, similar to The Village, Blackstone and Trilogy, and will include its own set of private resident amenities, public and private community parks and a third K-8 elementary school. 

Approximately 1,100 acres of the community will be preserved, and it’s envisioned the City of Peoria will create a public mountainside hiking and biking trail system within it, linking to miles of other nearby trails. A total of 3,500 home are planned for the north community. The developer will release additional news and information as it becomes available.