Developers Submit Final Plan For Freegard Property


The Freegard property development is one step closer to being a reality after developers submitted a final version of plans for the project.

Scottsdale developers from Acuvest, including architect Sal Ramel, submitted final maps of their design for the property -- making a few changes from the initial plans -- to Star Valley's Planning and Zoning Commission.


Star Valley Planning and Zoning Commission gets final version of plans for Windmill Villagio development for Freegard property. The project will include the city hall, a hotel, restaurants, retail market, gas station, bank and offices.

The commission meets Tuesday, March 13, to decide on rezoning for the project.

Star Valley Town Manager Vito Tedeschi said that the square footage for the different buildings planned on the property was finalized.

Tedeschi added that some changes were made to the town hall building. The parcel of land that the town hall will be built on was scaled down to 2.07 acres from 3.96 acres and the actual building was changed to be two stories instead of one.

The footage of the town hall was decreased from over 16,000 square feet to 15,000 square feet.

A building in the front of the development, which was originally proposed as a gas station, has been changed to a Tesco grocery store, Tedeschi said.

The plans for the hotel were also finalized, although it is unknown which hotel chain will occupy the hotel. Tedeschi said that there have been talks of it becoming a Hampton Inn. It will have 116 rooms, he said.

A traffic light will be installed on Highway 260 to account for all the traffic flow around the development, coined Windmill Villagio by developers. An access road will also be constructed on the property.

Tedeschi said another addition to the plans is an outdoor circle for activities such as concerts in the back of the property near the town hall building.

"As far as I know, they've got everything worked out," he said of the development plans.

Although the Planning and Zoning Commission will make the final decision about rezoning, Tedeschi said he didn't foresee any problems with rezoning the property.

"Everybody is really excited about this," Tedeschi said.

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