vistancia living magazine - august 2013
Click here to load reader
Post on 29-Feb-2016
Embed Size (px)
DESCRIPTIONVistancia Living Magazine is the official community publication of Vistancia, an award-winning master-planned community located in beautiful North Peoria, Arizona.
MYVISTANCIA.COM | AUGUST 2013 | 3
ON THE COVER: Vendors at the upcoming Paint Expo: Jim Leonard
(ACE Construction), Jeff Reynolds (ACE
Construction), Verian Carey (Advanced Painting),
April Hogan (Titan Painting), Dean Lockwood
(Kommercial Painting Services), Jeff Webster
(CertaPro Painters). Cover photo by
6 Managers Message: City Studies Lighting Fields
From the Developer: Vistancia Mid-Year Sales Update
7 Covenants Corner: Covenants Enforcement Changes
8 Caretaker Landscape: Tips for August in the Low Desert
10 Featured Event: Paint Expo 2013 at Vistancia
12 Whats Happening
14 Community Scrapbook
15 Police Beat: Vistancia Vacation Watch Program
15 Club Corner: Vistancia Vipers
16 Tee Time: Are You Comfortable?
16 Blackstone: Blackstone Welcomes New Director of Golf
18 Council Update: Sustainability Action Plan
22 August 2013 Calendar
4 | AUGUST 2013 | VISTANCIA LIVING
AT The CLub
Whats InsideAUGUST 2013
6 | AUGUST 2013 | VISTANCIA LIVING
City Studies Lighting FieldsBy Vanessa Dreyer, Community Manager
Vistancia continues to see a positive increase in new home sales interest in 2013. New home sales have benefited from a continued market improvement as well as a decrease in resale listings and a narrowing of new home pricing versus resale home pricing. Since January, Vistancia has sold out of four new home neighborhoods and welcomes four new builders to the community this year, bringing the total builder product offering to eight actively selling builders. Additionally, Blackstone at Vistancia, the private gated community within Vistancia, has two custom homes nearing completion and over a dozen in design review and slated for construction starts.
As of the end of June 2013, the community has achieved a total of 157 net sales YTD. The Village and Blackstone communities alone within the Vistancia master plan have seen a 26% increase in home sales including one custom homesite sale for 2013. A total of 3,055 new home buyers have visited the Vistancia Information Center compared to last years nearly 2,163 visitors which is an increase of 41%. Below you will find a breakdown of mid-year sales by community within Vistancia 2013.
Vistancia Mid-Year Sales UpdateBy Mark Hammons, Vice President & General Manager
For the last few months, the City of Peoria has been going through the process of updating their Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trail (PROST) Master Plan. In the spring, the city held several open houses to obtain feedback from residents regarding what their wants and needs were for future city park development.
We were happy to host one of the open houses with several residents from Vistancia and Trilogy in attendance. At this point, we also shared with the city feedback we had received through resident surveys in 2012 and 2013. The information from all open houses and city surveys was compiled and analyzed by a third party contracted to do so by the city.
At the July 2nd City Council meeting, the council participated in a study session to hear the findings of the community outreach. Areas of the city were examined in relation to population concentration, park usage, and to determine areas of deficiency. Based on the current facilities, usage and feedback from residents, it was determined that lit ball fields north of Bell Road were an immediate need.
As a result, the city began examining areas that could potentially be built or retro fitted with lights. Sunset Park was identified as a potential solution. In the last few weeks, the city has begun
>>> mANAGeRS meSSAGe
>>> fROm The deveLOpeR
community outreach to determine if this area is feasible or not. An open house was held at Vistancia Elementary on July 18th and a presentation was made, along with a question and answer period and an opportunity to provide feedback.
We urge all residents to become involved in the process of providing feedback to the city in order for them to make a determination as to whether the project would move from contemplated to proposed. There are several ways in which residents can provide feedback. Feedback will be taken until August 7th.
First, a link to the citys survey has been e-blasted to you and can be found at www.peoriaaz.gov/parksrecplanning.com. The survey will provide direct information to be analyzed. Second, you may provide email feedback directly to the city as well by emailing email@example.com.
We encourage all resident to remain engaged in the PROST Master Plan Update as the city will be addressing citywide needs for quite some time and resident input is the best way to make sure your voice is heard. We are committed to continuing to keep you apprised of projects and opportunities to provide feedback. Please look for more information in your e-blast, on myvistancia.com, in the magazine and on Facebook.
VISTANCIA 2013 MID-YEAR SALES RESULTS Builder New Homes Sold 157 The Village-47 Blackstone-69 Trilogy-41Builder New Homes Closed 98 The Village-23 Blackstone- 34 Trilogy-41Total Homes Sold and Closed in Vistancia - 4,396
Carrie LienhartAssistant Community Manager
Michael Brooks Maintenance Director of VMC
Jake MondayMaintenance Coordinatorjmonday@ccmcnet.com
Devin HaggertyLifestyle Assistant
Vanessa DreyerCommunity Managervdreyer@ccmcnet.com
April RettlerAdministrative Coordinatorarettler@ccmcnet.com
Scott HuffmanCovenants Coordinatorshuffman@ccmcnet.com
Brittany ByrdLifestyle Directorbbyrd@ccmcnet.com
Phone: 623.215.8646 / Fax: 623.215.8647 / www.myvistancia.comOffice Hours: Monday Friday 8am to 5pm. Additional hours available by appointment.
For advertising opportunities, please contact Barb Spitzock at 480.266.5034, or email: Barb@LionTreeCommunications.com.
Vistancia Living Magazine is the official community magazine of Vistancia, brought to you by the Vistancia Village Association. It is published monthly by Lion Tree Communications, LionTreeCommunications@Gmail.com. Reproduction in whole or in part of any text, photographs or illustrations without written permission from the publisher is prohibited by law. Trademarks, logos and content provided by advertisers, sponsors and partners are owned by the respective companies and all rights are reserved by them. The views, statements, and claims of advertisers or other VLM contributors do not necessarily represent those of the publisher, Vistancia Village Association or its employees. Printed in the USA. 2013 Vistancia Living Magazine. All rights reserved. Please recycle.
MYVISTANCIA.COM | AUGUST 2013 | 7
L ast month we sent Jessica Smith off to a promoted position within CCMC. We hated to see her go but we were also very excited to be able to promote our own Scott Huffman, formerly in a patrol position. As Scott was already quite familiar with
the community he has been able to hit the ground running and
were impressed with all he has done so far.
Scott brings a fresh perspective to the position and has an
incredible knack for coming up with innovative ways to solve issues
and increase efficiency in his job. We want to share with you some
great ideas that Scott has come up with just in the first few weeks
of the job.
Scott is currently focusing on being as proactive as he can. One thing
he realized is that if he can get a set schedule down of his inspection
rotation, it will make him more efficient and could let the resident
prepare for his visit. Neighborhoods will soon receive an e-blast a
few days prior to Scotts inspections in that area reminding them
to take care of violations on the property. This will help residents to
make the issue a priority by giving them a deadline.
Scott also noticed that many of the calls he received, especially
after the weekend, were from residents that forgot to let patrol know
they had a guest and had received a violation. He is streamlining the
process to increase the ease with which residents can provide that
information to us.
Scott will also be working to further educational efforts and revamp
our violation reporting in order to track and measure issues. Scotts
overall goal is to ensure that residents have a positive view of
violation enforcement and were sure he can get there!
In the month of July:
428 violations were written on 349 homes
321 1st notices were sent
68 2nd notices were sent
26 fines were issued
14 recurring fines were issued
Covenants Enforcement ChangesBy Vanessa Dreyer, Community Manager
>>> COveNANTS CORNeR
8 | AUGUST 2013 | VISTANCIA LIVING
To Do List
To remove Bermuda lawn: Waterandfertilizethegrasstoensurethatitisactivelygrowing.