Exterior Renovations

Overview
The HOA Board of Directors invites Crystal Springs Rec Center Members to an informational round table with Form G, a multidisciplinary Real Estate Development and Investment Firm, on Monday June 15th at 6 p.m. in the field next to the Crystal Springs Clubhouse. (weather permitting). This informal discussion will be live-streamed via Zoom and Facebook (Zoom call-in details are posted below). Our goal of this discussion is to give the neighborhood the opportunity to hear Form G talk about the clubhouse, basketball court, tennis court and parking renovation projects and processes.

Board Treasurer John Darr compiled a list of questions from residents and board members. These questions were answered by Form G and the Board of Directors, with answers verified by our legal counsel. Find that document here: FAQ/Q&A

PDFs of the proposed renovations and updates are below.

Project Points
The board’s exterior maintenance and renovations goals are:

  • preserve/maintain our existing exterior amenities (basketball, tennis and parking).
  • decrease cars parking on street when parking lot is full or in use.
  • complete sidewalk on HOA property that faces Blue Sky Loop.

Board considerations:

  • engineers advised that, even with a resurfacing, the basketball and tennis courts will continue to experience cracking due to the material used (asphalt), issues with the foundation, and water run-off. Anyone who has played on the courts after a good rain can attest to the amount of mud that is present from erosion and standing water.
  • to maintain the courts we considered three options; 1. resurface the courts (but will experience cracking again), 2. dig up the entire foundation and rebuild on existing location (at 10x the cost of resurfacing) or 3. build new in the lot adjacent to the clubhouse.
  • to address parking, the board considered two options: 1. add parking spaces in the field adjacent to the clubhouse, 2. convert existing courts into parking lot.

The board received ‘ballpark’ estimates for each option. The board decided the best options to evaluate are:

  • building a new tennis court and basketball court in the open area adjacent to the clubhouse.
  • expanding basketball from half court to full court to accommodate the frequent use.
  • converting the existing courts into a parking lot (this will require a short extension of the clubhouse driveway as shown on the PDF, page 2, dark gray area), as cracked asphalt on a parking lot is not a deterrent to usage.
  • adding parking near the new courts.
  • completing the sidewalk.

The board is pursuing these renovations, however, we are also considering a few other items like:

  • instead of a tennis court and a basketball court, could a combo tennis/basketball court meet CS’ needs?

In summary,

  • the costs of building a new parking lot and the costs of building new courts were roughly identical.
  • converting the courts into parking allows for more spots, and is visually more appealing (as parking will be below eye level whereas new courts will be easy to see from the road).
  • the sidewalk will be completed with the other renovation items.

PDF Documents
Exterior Renovations PDF

Path of Sidewalk

FAQ/Q&A

How Much Will This Cost?
We know residents will want more information on the expenses of the project. Up to this point, the board has been provided with rough estimates by contractors. We hired Form G to dial in those estimates and provide us with construction documents, and get us through permitting, among other things. They are working on pricing out these renovations and should be able to discuss cost estimates at the information session.

Form G Variance Discussion Call In Details

Topic: Variance Request and Exterior Renovation Project, with Form G
Time: Jun 15, 2020 6 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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