In 2007, a group of mid-valley residents came together with a vision for a nearby place where children, friends and neighbors could gather for year-round fun and exercise. The idea for the Mid Valley Recreation Center at Crown Mountain Park was born, envisioned as a community gathering place for the 10,000 residents of the middle Roaring Fork Valley.
The end of 2012 brought refinement and greater efficiency to the original design for the proposed Mid Valley Recreation Center (“Rec Center”). In the fall, Crown Mountain Park & Recreation District held a public design charrette to gain additional feedback on the Rec Center, to ensure the planned facility reflects the community’s desires. As a result, activity spaces have been creatively and cost-effectively refined with the highest community priorities in mind.
The revised conceptual design includes new activity spaces and eliminates, or more efficiently includes, other elements. Additions include a gymnastics/zero gravity gym, a second group fitness room, lease space (which could be a physical therapy office or similar facility and would bring in revenue for the Rec Center) and a Senior Center. Currently, there are no permanent senior citizen facilities on the Roaring Fork Valley side of Eagle County. To create space for the added elements, much of the building mechanical equipment has been moved outside, which creates an additional 8,156 square feet of space inside. The game room was eliminated, with games moved to the lobby lounge, and the climbing wall has been incorporated into the pool area.
The total size of the building is essentially the same, just 63 square feet larger. These changes are consistent with the BOCC approval of the updated Master Plan.
- A community gathering place to serve the 10,000+ Mid-Valley residents and the entire Valley.
- A variety of fitness and recreation programs for all age groups, from toddlers to seniors.
- Revised interior design layout is based on community surveys and comparison with recreation centers in similar-sized towns. Revised design will allow for increased programming within the center.
- Four-minute walk from the new RFTA bus stop & future Park & Ride.
- Energy-efficient building, approved as part of the new Park Master Plan.
FACILITY AND PROGRAMS
- Indoor swimming with lap and leisure pools, lazy river, slide, diving board, hot tub and climbing wall.
- Swim lessons for all ages, kayaking, water polo, water aerobics, scuba diving and more.
- Multi-purpose gymnasium for basketball, volleyball, martial arts, pickle ball, indoor soccer, badminton, dances, movies, birthday parties and more.
- Gymnastics & Zero Gravity Gym that includes foam pits for aerial training.
- Weight training and cardio facilities with state of the art equipment.
- Two Group Fitness rooms to house fitness / aerobics / yoga/ dance studio / spin classes.
- Indoor walk/jog track.
- 100 person Multi-Purpose room for dances, parties, exhibits, community events, etc.
- Two meeting and event rooms (for parties, community events, etc.).
- Babysitting room / services.
- Senior Center.
- Catering Kitchen.
- Lease space available for a local business (possible uses – wellness, massage, PT).
- Party Room / Wet Classroom.
- 63,100 square feet.
- FYI: Aspen Recreation Center = 83,000 sq ft and Glenwood Springs Community Center = 65,000 sq ft.
- Located in Crown Mountain Park just down valley from City Market.
- Distance from the El Jebel bus stop is equal to about 2.5 city blocks.
- Chosen to minimize the impact to neighbors preserve the view planes from the El Jebel / Highway 82. intersection and preserve the Park’s playing fields and green space.
- Planning began in 2007.
- Two district-wide surveys revealed strong support; the proposed design came from citizen suggestions.
- As a result of various public meetings to gather feedback about community desires for the Recreation Center, the Board and staff have refined the Rec Center design with the highest community priorities in mind. The new layout provides recreational opportunities for as many user groups as possible.
SCHEDULE AND TAX IMPACT
- The Crown Mountain Board has decided to place a bond question and mill levy question on the November 2013 ballot. Coordinated Mail Ballot Election Date is November 5th, 2013. Issues are 4C and 4D.
- The proposed $25 million bond issue for construction of the Recreation Center represents a projected property tax increase of 5.8 mills, which equates to an estimated $3.85/month per $100,000 of a home’s market value. The proposed mill levy for operations and maintenance is a 2.5 mill increase at full build-out, representing an estimated tax impact of $1.66/month per $100,000 of a home’s market value. Collectively, the estimated tax impact is $5.51/month per $100,000 of a home’s market value.
- Click here to view the the expected Tax Impact for Residential and Commercial Properties – Prepared by GKBaum and Company – fall 2013
- How do I know what my taxes will be?
The exact amount of taxes is an estimate until the tax rate or levies have been certified and approved by the Board of County Commissioners. Each individual taxing authority according to Colorado law provides the tax rate or levies to the Board of County Commissioners by December 15th and the Board of County Commissioners certify the mill levy by December 22nd. In the following January, official tax notices are mailed by the County Treasurer based upon these approved levies. Therefore, as soon as possible after January 1 of each year, you may be able to contact the County Treasurer’s Office for the exact amount of property tax. The Assessor does not levy or collect taxes, we value your property.
Calculating taxes in Colorado is a 2 step process. If the property is residential, then the assessment rate is 7.96% (established by the State). Generally all other property including vacant land, commercial, agricultural, and natural resources is assessed at 29%. 39-1-104(1) and (1.5) (a), C.R.S. The mill levies are determined by specific taxing entities (fire departments, open space, schools, etc). Mill levies may change every year depending on both budget calculations and ballot issues in the November election.Actual Value x Assessment Rate = Assessed Value
Assessed Value x Mill Levy = Tax Bill
Example: If you have $800,000 actual value of real property and the total mill levy is 7.5 what will the taxes be?$800,000 x 0.0796 = $63,680 (Assessed Value)
$63,680 x 0.0075 (mill levy rate) = $477.60 tax amount per year
- When are properties revalued? All properties are revalued every 2 years in odd numbered years.
What is the estimated tax impact of the new mill levy and bond based on the current assessed value of the Recreation District?
• Issue 4C:
$1.66/month per $100,000 of a home’s actual valuation* as determined by the county assessor• Issue 4D:
$3.85/month per $100,000 of a home’s actual valuation* as determined by the county assessorExample: $500,000 home has an estimated tax impact of $27.55/month
Are the new property taxes deductible?
What are taxpayers currently paying to the Rec District?A total of $1.52/month ($18.24/year) per $100,000 of a home’s actual valuation* as determined by the
county assessor (1 mill for operations and maintenance and 1.291 mills for an existing construction bond) Example: $500,000 home has an estimated current tax impact of $7.60/month ($91.20/year) * This amount can be found on your Real Estate Property Tax Notice
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (Q&As)
- Click here to view many Q&As regarding the proposed MVRC. Please let us know if you have any other questions
- May 2013 Survey Summary – provided by GKBaum
- 2013 MVRC Detailed Financial Report
- Click here to view the The Fact Sheet
- Click here to view the The Financial Fact Sheet – includes the proposed passes price
- Estimated Tax Impact
- Click here to view the O&M Budget Overview
- Click here to view the Program comparison chart
- Click here to view The Survey Results Press Release
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the previous Soils Report
- Click here to view 2012 PUD Amendment
- Click here to view the Outline Spec of the MVRC from 9.29.2010 Pricing Package
- Click here to view the Clarification and Questions for the Design Services RFP