By Charlie Hill
The new year is upon us and much like the past year, 2018 has a lot of exciting new projects underway that will be great additions to the growing community. Before we nose dive into 2018, let’s look back at a few highlights from 2017:
- The new Clubs of Cordillera Outfitter Center was completed earlier last year and has provided a perfect new base camp for all of our outfitter operations, not to mention adding a retail shop for some unique Cordillera outfitter gear and apparel. If you haven’t visited the new operations headquarter for all of the kayaking, tubing, fishing and other outdoor pursuits, be sure to give a call to the Clubs Director of Outdoor Recreation, Shane Reynolds, and check it out.
- The new Cordillera Ranch POA Maintenance Facility opened for operations and has provided a much-needed upgrade for the POA’s Maintenance Director, Lenny Tomasini, and his staff. Their upgraded workshop space, maintenance areas and offices will allow our POA staff to have the resources necessary to keep this community in top shape for years to come. One added bonus to the new Maintenance Facility is that it allowed for space for one Bergheim Volunteer Fire Department water truck to be based there, which will help the BVFD respond more rapidly to fires in our community.
- The first phase of the Springs of Cordillera Ranch was completed and homes are under way in this new addition to the community. Garner Custom Homes’ model home was completed during the year and Garner also broke ground on their first spec home; if you haven’t stopped in to check out Garner’s model, it’s worth seeing. They have staff there most days so feel free to pop in. Stadler Custom Homes is starting soon on their first home and numerous other lots have sold in this growing area. We also started work on the remodel of the old “Foreman’s Home” in the Springs, which will serve as an additional Visitor Center for the community.
- The Lodges at Cordillera Ranch first phase broke ground along hole #3 of the golf course. This initial phase will comprise two buildings with 10 rooms for short-term lodging for Cordillera Ranch property owners and Club members who haven’t built yet, guests of Cordillera Ranch and prospective new property owners and members.
- After completing bunker renovations to the golf course in 2016, the Club undertook the re-sodding of numerous fairway, rough and tee box turf areas as well as replacing much of the practice park and adding a new Zoysia nursery.
- Various Clubhouse enhancements included pool area modifications, major Wi-Fi enhancements allowing complete coverage throughout the Clubhouse village, a complete overhaul of the Champions Gallery, the addition of a new Clubs app for better service, and fitness area additions and equipment upgrades.
It’s been a busy year around Cordillera Ranch but 2018 has more in store. A few of the projects on tap for 2018 are outlined below:
- Cordillera Ridge, the newest addition of premier hilltop lots located near the Highway 46 entrance, will be platted and developed by the end of the 2018. These 2 to 4+ acre lots provide a unique mix of large estates with expansive flat building sites perched atop the highest hill in the community, offering panoramic views of the Guadalupe River valley and Cibolo Creek valley.
- We will also be releasing the final phase of estate-sized golf course frontage home sites (Unit 207F). This phase of lots includes 12 lots along hole #12 and 9 lots across Clubs Drive that have stunning views and privacy. Unit 207F is slated to be under construction by mid-2018.
- The new Cordillera Ranch Visitor Center is on track to be completed in 2018, which will provide a stunning new headquarters for Cordillera Ranch operations as well as DH Investments, Pasadera Builders and some Cordillera Ranch POA staff. The breathtaking setting and cutting-edge showroom will further enhance CR Realty’s edge as the broker of choice for Cordillera Ranch property sales.
- The Cordillera Ranch POA is also under way on access control system improvements, which will be fully implemented in 2018. These upgrades will include new software to better process residents and guests entering the community. An RFID transponder system will replace the current gate clicker system, which ultimately should provide faster access into the community for residents and better access management controls for the POA staff. Further, the addition of barrier arms (or drop arms) will help curb unapproved guests from tailgating their way into the community. The barrier arms, combined with the elimination of gate codes, are aimed at stopping unauthorized vehicles from entering Cordillera Ranch. As has been mentioned in prior communications, these access control changes will be a challenging transition, so we appreciate everyone’s patience as we endeavor to tighten access to the Ranch.
These are just a few of the projects on tap for 2018, so it looks to be another busy year on the Ranch. If Cordillera Ranch Development or the Cordillera Ranch POA can be of assistance with any of your real estate needs, feel free to stop by the Visitor Center or give us a call at 830.336.3570.