Landmark Design developed a land use master plan for approximately 4,775 acres of land in Spanish Valley. Located immediately south of Moab, the Spanish Valley area has received increased development pressure as Moab and the surrounding National Parks become international tourist destinations. The Spanish Valley Area Plan addressed these challenges and opportunities and was adopted in April of 2018. Following adoption, Landmark Design was retained to develop zoning ordinances and design guidelines for the future city, including a Community Structure Plan for the first phase of development.
The Structure Plan focuses development on the flattest, least sensitive sites within the project, encompassing a wide range of residential, mixed-use, and flex development areas, in addition to civic, educational, institutional, and park/open space uses. Two walkable neighborhood centers are proposed to meet the commercial, institutional, civic, and cultural needs of the community.
Sustainability is addressed through comprehensive design and development strategies, including preservation of open space through clustered development and green corridors, affordable and diverse housing options, community-wide implementation of low impact development (LID), and a comprehensive multi-modal transportation system with a particular emphasis on safe and efficient travel for pedestrians and cyclists.
The Community Structure Plan also includes architectural design guidelines to ensure future buildings are consistent in quality and form in order to create a successful and thriving pedestrian-oriented community.