January 20th was a milestone for Georgian Peaks.  Our Master Members overwhelmingly supported the proposal to proceed with a new Lodge. 84% of our Master Members participated in the vote and over 75% voted in favour of Project Legacy.  The Board of Directors is extremely encouraged with the result of the vote and the support of the Membership to proceed with a new Lodge.  

New Members joining The Georgian Peaks Club are not subject to the Project Legacy assesment. 

FEBRUARY  UPDATE: 

Over the last 8 months, the House Committee has focused on finalizing the design and drawings for our new lodge with your feedback in mind. Many hours have been spent evolving the design as we balanced membership feedback with ensuring we are economical and smart about how we build.

The original design voted on by the Members was based on meeting the functional needs of the Club – more seating, more washrooms, better food service, improved locker facilities and consolidating childcare were among the items identified over the years through Member surveys. The subsequent Focus Groups were a chance for the Members to not only discuss the functional aspects of the design but to suggest various other changes as well. 

As a result of this process, you asked for a number of enhancements - the use of better quality materials like wood, more lounge space, more family oriented space and an overwhelming number of you wanted real wood burning fireplaces. The House Committee has taken these to heart and as we finalize the drawings we have sharpened our pencils and attempted to obtain these enhancements while staying within our original budget. Like most projects, however, the enhancements are more costly and have put upward pressure on our budget. 

We have nearly completed final construction drawings, including architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical, which will allow us to complete final tender beginning mid-February through March with construction beginning this April with on-site mobilization. 

As we reported previously, we obtained the Niagara Escarpment Commission’s approval for our proposed building and we filed our plans for a Building Permit. Unfortunately, the Town of Blue Mountains has appealed the Niagara Escarpment Commission’s decision and we are now working with both parties to resolve their differences. We have also found some environmental issues which we are working through with further studies underway so that we can determine their impact (if any). Our Team is confident, however, that we can work through these issues to start construction this spring.

PROJECT LEGACY TIMELINE
February 2 to March 25, 2019 Completion of approvals and permits
 
February 15 to March 25, 2019 Completion of tendering process
 
March 25 to April 5, 2019 Negotiate and finalize all trades and enter into Fixed Price Contract with Dalton Group and report to membership
 
April 15, 2019 Site Mobilization
 
May 1, 2019 Construction begins/shovel in the ground
June / July 2020 Construction complete; furniture and fit up commences
December 2020 Opening of Project Legacy Clubhouse


CONSTRUCTION STARTS SPRING 2019,  MOVE IN FALL 2020





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