About Grapevine

ABOUT GRAPEVINE WASH…

WHO IS GRAPEVINE WASH?

Grapevine Wash is a group of neighboring property owners with strong local ties that have owned property in the Babylon Valley since 2002.  The group members are: MSH Investments, Tuscan Lenders Group, The Dick Miller Group and Shree Sharma.

The group joined together in 2007 to devise a common plan for development of their private property, which at that time sat in unincorporated Washington County, surrounded by BLM property.  To devise a plan that best suited the natural setting of the property, Grapevine Wash engaged one of the best land use planners in the country (IBI Group) to design a unique vision for the valley’s future—a network of villages integrated with the natural environment and built to foster an active, outdoor-focused lifestyle for its residents.  The goal was specifically to avoid the sprawling cookie-cutter cul-de-sac type development that appears so commonly throughout the Southwest.  Grapevine Wash is designed to be UNIQUE.

 

A TIMELINE…

2002-2004 MSH Investments makes its investment in Grapevine Wash

Mar 2005 Tuscan Lenders Group makes its investment in Grapevine Wash

Nov 2005 Dick Miller Group makes its first investment in Grapevine Wash

2007-2008 The three owners engage IBI Group to develop a master plan

July 2008 IBI makes the first presentation of the master plan at a public meeting of the Leeds Town Council

Sept 2008 Grapevine Wash makes first presentation at a public meeting of the Leeds Planning Commission

Oct 2008 Grapevine Wash submits application for amendment to Leeds Town General Plan to align with Vision Dixie principles

Dec 2008 Leeds Town Council approves amendment to Leeds Town General Plan

Jan 2009 Shree Sharma makes his investment in Grapevine Wash

Jan 2009 Toquerville property owner makes filing to annex significant portions of Babylon Valley, including areas of Grapevine Wash, into Toquerville

Mar-Apr 2009 Town of Leeds and Grapevine Wash work together in negotiations of the towns’ boundary, successfully keeping Grapevine Wash and significant portions of BLM property in Leeds

April 2009 Petition for  Annexation 1 of Grapevine Wash is accepted by the Leeds Town Council

June 2009 Drake Howell joins Leeds Town staff as Town Planner and Administrator

July 2009 IBI makes further presentation to the Leeds Planning Commission on the Grapevine Wash master plan, meets with LASSD, Questar, WCWCD and Ash Creek SSD, at the request of Mr. Howell

Aug 2009 Petition for Annexation 2 of Grapevine Wash is accepted by the Leeds Town Council

Oct 2009 Public hearing held with respect to both Annexation 1 & 2 of Grapevine Wash and are approved by the Leeds Town Council

Nov 2009 Petition for Annexation 3 of Grapevine Wash is accepted by the Leeds Town Council

Nov 2009 Annexation and Development Agreement between Grapevine Wash and the Town of Leeds is executed, conceptually approving the master plan, establishing the density and zoning for the project and setting forth requirements for final approval of development plan (Exhibit J to the Annexation and Development Agreement)

Dec 2009 Annexation and Development Agreement between Grapevine Wash and the Town of Leeds is recorded the Washington County Recorder’s Office

Jan 2010 Public hearing held with respect to Annexation 3 of Grapevine Wash, which includes primarily Bloomquist property and BLM ground, and is approved by the Leeds Town Council

May 2010 Drake Howell appointed as project manager for Grapevine Wash

Nov-Dec 2010    Discussion of Local District creation with Leeds Town Council and Town Attorney, Town Resolution proposing the creation of the Local District passed

Jan 2011 Public hearing on creation of Local District

March 2011 Town Resolution passes to legally create the Grapevine Wash Local District

Apr-June 2011 Grapevine Wash collects information required under Exhibit J to the Annexation and Development Agreement for final approval of Development Plan

June 2011 Grapevine Wash submits to Leeds Town Council and Planning Commission all documentation required under the Annexation and Development Agreement for final approval

June-Feb 2012 Grapevine Wash meets with Leeds Planning Commission and its staff and engineers on multiple occasions in public settings and in working groups to discuss the master plan, making numerous changes at their request

Feb 2012 Leeds Planning Commission unanimously approves the Grapevine Wash final development plan for submission to and review by Leeds Town Council

Feb 2012- Grapevine Wash has met with the Leeds Town Council at every public meeting to discuss the project and any substantive concerns that council members and the public have