PROJECTS & PLANNING
Architectural Master Plan (AMP) Working Group Update
by Al Ross
I want to give the members an update on the progress that the AMP Working Group has made since being stood up in May.
We had several initial meetings which were mainly informational regarding club finances, benchmarking and the Club’s Strategic Plan, so that all members of the group have the same base of knowledge.
The group narrowed the number of projects to seven:
Golf Phases 2 and 3
Swimming Pool upgrades
Waterfront Amenities Building
Marina Pavilion Upgrade
To date, the AMP Working Group has received briefings on most of the projects, focusing mainly on scope and cost. The Group did agree that the Fitness Center and Swimming Pool Upgrade projects should be logically combined and treated as one consolidated project.
Early on the Working Group agreed on a methodology for evaluating each of the projects, and developed a list of 16 different criteria that will be used. The criteria include such factors as: overall cost, member survey ranking, attractiveness to new members, impact on staffing, and conformity with the Strategic Plan goals, etc.
The difficult work remaining will be to prioritize each of the projects using the criteria, and then create a financial road map that will allow us to attain the desired results. I would not be at all surprised if in the financial road map process some of the projects did not move up or down the priority list, as what is desirable comes up against what is reasonably achievable.
The AMP Group’s target is to have the plan ready for roll out prior to the annual meeting in November.