Deschutes County Land Use Permitting Status
The entire Sunriver Fitness and Aquatics Center (SFAC) property is one legal parcel and must be subdivided into two parcels to allow SCF purchase of the Academy building and the adjacent property. Following the June 5th congregational authorization, the application and extensive supporting documents were prepared for Deschutes County approval of a “Minor Partition” and two “Site Plans” (one for the property being purchased by SCF and one for the remaining property). Those documents were submitted to the County on July 26th. Unfortunately, the County notified us that they considered the application incomplete on August 25th which began an iterative process of identifying issues of concern and preparation of responses by our consulting team. The County finally accepted the application as complete on October 8th.
The County is allowed sixty (60) days following receipt of a complete application to render a decision. Consequently, a decision on our application is expected by December 7th. Any interested parties are then allowed an opportunity to appeal the decision. It is very unlikely that any appeals will be received since there has been little interest in the application by the surrounding community. Consequently, completion of the approval process and recording of the “Minor Partition” are predicted to occur in mid to late January 2022.
Timeline to Ownership
Recording of the aforementioned “Minor Partition” creates a legal parcel and allows closing purchase of the property. Closing the purchase is predicted in late January or early February 2022.