Future site of Stafford Hills Club, answer to Where is it Wednesday...somewhere in Tualatin, OR 2/15/12
Looks like last weeks Where is it Wednesday
was a stumper. I know many of you that stop by are from other states, so I'm always amazed that you actually DO get them! For those local readers that aren't ActiveRain members, if you know the location, just send me an e-mail with the correct answer, and you'll receive a *coupon or gift certificate for a local restaurant.
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Hint: This is mentioned in a weekly neighborhood report that I post.
Stafford Hills Club is now scheduled to open in November 2012. The site, once a single family home sitting on 15.69 acres of mostly natural wetlands across from Browns Ferry Park sold in 2009 for a mere $895,000. to Lake Oswego developer Jim Zupancic.
Touting the regions finest playable tennis courts, swimming, a full gym as well as fitness and wellness center. It will have lots of activities for kids, as well as a cafe that you can nosh on healthy meals.
You can imagine the dismay of many Fox Hill residents when they heard that he was going to build an upscale "lodge" Condo development on this land. Not only were they concerned for the natural habitat and wildlife of these wetlands, a condo would mean LOTS more car traffic on Nyberg Lane.
After several meetings between Jim Zupancic and the Fox Hill residents explaining that he now would be building a Tennis club with lots of ammenities that could benefit this neighborhood with traffic being dispursed through the day and not just at rush hour, many still were not convinced, but some embraced it.
About one year behind schedule, there is now lots of active building going on. Stafford Hills Club looks like it will be a nice place to use. The only other sports club that would even rival it would be Club Sport just a few miles away.
So, will it add value to the Fox Hill homes or diminish it? I'm working with buyers right now that love the idea of the club, so to them..it adds value. Depending on how screening trees are planted, the homes that once backed to a mostly "green space" and will soon back to a parking lot might see a bit of a drop. I'm hoping they put up signs that say "no thru traffic except for residence" as I can see some people wanting to cut through Fox Hill from Boreland Rd. to get to the Club. Maybe the Club will give discounts to those that live in Fox Hill...that would be a nice good will gesture.
Time will tell how Stafford Hills Club will integrate into the community. I'll be watching this one close after it opens
Stafford Hills Club
5916 SW Nyberg Ln
Tualatin, OR 97062
Above artist rendition of what the completed club will look like from their website. Check out the website as well as video for a tour of the future facility.
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