WASHINGTON CITY – A new active adult community in the Green Springs area is anticipated to draw newcomers to Washington City as well as aid in attracting continued economic growth.
Spanning over 190 acres, the BRIO active adult community held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting Friday morning. Attending the event were representatives from project developer Jack Fisher Homes, Washington City government and the Washington City Chamber of Commerce.
BRIO is located at the intersection of Buena Vista Bouleward and Main Street, just north of the one of the city’s fire stations. The location offers views of Pine Valley Mountain the red rock vistas that dominate the region.
“You have to experience BRIO to believe it,” Tyler Meyers, Southern Utah Division president of Jack Fisher Homes, said. “The convenient yet secluded location is the perfect match for all of the outdoor amenities and recreation that BRIO provides.”
The development’s grand opening will continue through Oct. 10. During that time, the public is invited to tour three recently finished model homes decorated by Pottery Barn. In addition, two other model homes are framed and will also be available to walk through.
“It’s going to be a very nice development,” Washington City Mayor Ken Neilson said. “We’ve excited to have it.”
The development will ultimately offer around 600 residential units, most of which will be single-family homes.
BRIO’s location also places it within a few minutes of the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Green Springs golf course and a large trail system.
Concerning the golf course, Neilson said, the city may likely look for ways to tie in golf cart access between BRIO and the city-owned course.
Nearing completion is BRIO’s 14,500-square-foot community center. It will feature large gathering spaces for social events, several multipurpose activity rooms, a fitness center and an indoor pool.
Outdoors, residents will enjoy a large collection of recreational facilities including a pool, eight pickleball courts, two tennis courts, walking trails, playground area and a dog park.
“When we say ‘active-adult community,’ that’s exactly what we mean,” Christine Fielding, a BRIO sales consultant, said. “Those who have already purchased homes said they chose BRIO because of the wide array of onsite recreational opportunities and easy access to world-famous places like Zion and Snow Canyon.”
As BRIO and other developments in the vicinity grow, it is anticipated they will attract commercial development around nearby Washington Parkway.
“I think you’ll see it right off milepost 13,” Neilson said, referring to the location of the Washington Parkway highway exit on Interstate 15. It is an area commercial developers have been eyeing but have also held off from due to a lack of residential buildup in the area.
That is gradually beginning to changing with developments like BRIO and others moving in nearby.
“It has a lot of good ramifications,” Neilson said about the incoming community.
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