Mountain Springs will be a true community, with a series of attractive,
inviting neighborhoods surrounding the beautiful Mountain Springs Golf
Course. Residents will have access to this popular, championship course,
and can enjoy all the amenities of a planned community.
Walking and biking trails will connect a variety of homes -- from country
estates to townhouses -- designed to appeal to a variety of lifestyles.
These paved trails are separate from the roadways and set in landscaped
Villas clustered next to open green park settings will provide attractive
vacation or retirement homes. Residential estates with up to two acres
will suit homeowners who want more room. Smaller patio homes will appeal
to retired couples on the go or smaller families just starting out.
More than half of the Mountain Springs Community will be designated for
retired living. These areas will include a variety of home styles, and
will provide active seniors with additional camaraderie and security.
|· Total: 1,119 acres
· Phased development over 12 to 15 years
· 60 percent of homes will be for active seniors, age 55 and
· Open space: 503 acres for parks and recreation (45%)
· Estates (1 home/two acres): 123 acres, 55 home sites
· Small lot homes (up to 4 units/acre): 407 acres, 1,283 home
· Patio homes and townhouses (8-12 units/acre): 47 acres, 381
· Mixed use (Village Center): 39 acres, 357 units, 25,000 sq.
ft. commercial and professional space, resort hotel, conference center
and community center
"Our family has proudly owned Boone's Memorials for more than 46 years
in Tuolumne County. We strongly encourage our friends and neighbors in Sonora
and Tuolumne County as a whole to learn the facts about the proposed Mountain
Springs Community. It is the kind of development that 'smart growth' advocates
across the nation encourage.
"We're going to have growth in our county over the next 20 to 25 years,
so the issue should be ensuring that it's quality 'smart growth.'
Mountain Springs applies many of the principles of 'smart growth.' These
· Mixed land uses.
· A variety of housing choices.
· Distinctive, attractive neighborhoods and communities with a strong
sense of place.
· Open space preserves that protect natural beauty and critical environmental
· Compact building design
"The 'smart growth' movement across America encourages developments
that use these principles to better serve a community's economy, environment
and social needs. Anyone who takes the time to examine the plans for Mountain
Springs will see this new community meets that mission."
-- Gordon and Mary Boone