Generations at Agritopia® has received its building permit from the Town of Gilbert. The innovative project featuring independent living, assisted living, and memory care is a key component of an Agritopia founding principle: being a multi-generational community. Generations will be jointly developed by IPA (Investment Properties Associates) and RCS (Retirement Community Specialists). RCS will also manage and operate Generations. Groundbreaking is expected to begin in early January and construction will take 13 months. Prior to completion, a visitors center will be constructed so that prospective residents can reserve a spot.
The Agritopia Homeowners Association allocates a significant portion of dues to social events for the purpose of fostering community. On May 19, the first annual “Shaken, Not Stirred” event will be held at the Agritopia tennis courts from 7p to 10p. It is a Casino Night with BYOB Cocktails. Food will be provided by local restaurant, Flancer’s. While most of our events are for kids and families, this is an adult event (21 and over only, please) and has limited capacity, so please contact Gina Sharpe via the instructions stated in the flyer left on your door. For those of residents who have attended our annual “Stems and Steins”, you know what an entertaining evening it will be.
In the latest (May 2012) issue of Phoenix Magazine, Agritopia was highlighted. The magazine has been featuring “Neighborhoods We Love” and under the “Small-Town Feel” section, Agritopia and Gilbert’s Heritage District were first on the list. Those of us who live here know that our community does have a village feel, which is one of its most endearing qualities. Click here for the entire article.
On April 5th, the Town Council of Gilbert unanimously approved the rezoning of Epicenter to General Commercial with a number of variances and special features. This clears the way for future development in a flexible manner consistent with the vision for Agritopia. Attached to the ordinance was a restatement of the existing unique signage plan and vernacular architecture themes adopted in 2000 in the original zoning case for the Agritopia community.
This morning Cory McCloskey of FOX10 came to Agritopia to visit with the gardeners in our Community Garden. He focused on what should be planted this time of year and tasted some of the produce straight from the ground or vine. To see a clip of the segment, click here!