Yamaguchi South Planning Project

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Thank you for your involvement in the Yamaguchi South Planning Project! The Town Council has adopted the final concept plan and it is located in the documents widget for your viewing. The Town and its consultants tried to accommodate most commodities requested by the public in the survey, open houses and community discussions. At the moment, there is no certain start date for the phased construction. Please check in often on MyPagosa to stay informed on this and many other Town projects!

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Yamaguchi South (a portion of Town's former sewer treatment lagoon property) is approximately 21.5-acre site just south of Yamaguchi Park along the western bank of the San Juan River. The site is also east of and next to the high school sports fields and the school district's maintenance building.

Since January 2021, the Town along with their consultants, THK Associates, have conducted a two-day public open house, provided an online public survey on MyPagosa.org, presented findings and plan concepts to the Town's Parks and Recreation Board, Planning Commission and Town Council (all during public meetings) and have drafted a final concept plan for final consideration.

The Town Council will consider all final comments on August 3rd during their consideration of adopting the final concept plan.

A few items to note regarding the Final Concept Plan:

  1. Based on public input gathered, a number of concept plans were considered by Town Boards which resulted in the Final Concept Plan
  2. 8 Pickle Ball Courts will be accommodated in the existing Yamaguchi Park area.
  3. It appears the Tennis Court advocates are working with Wyndham Resorts for improvements and use of their existing courts.
  4. An additional Basketball court(s) will be considered in a different location within Town.
  5. The Town’s baseball/softball fields currently located on the High School property will need to be eventually relocated, thus they have been incorporated into the Final Concept Plan.
  6. The Final Concept Plan incorporated passive open space and active recreation facilities.

Please review the Final Concept Plan and provide your comments in the Community Discussion below and/or attend the Public Open House on Monday, July 19th, 4p-7p at Town Hall, located at 551 Hot Springs Blvd.


Thank you for your involvement in the Yamaguchi South Planning Project! The Town Council has adopted the final concept plan and it is located in the documents widget for your viewing. The Town and its consultants tried to accommodate most commodities requested by the public in the survey, open houses and community discussions. At the moment, there is no certain start date for the phased construction. Please check in often on MyPagosa to stay informed on this and many other Town projects!

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Yamaguchi South (a portion of Town's former sewer treatment lagoon property) is approximately 21.5-acre site just south of Yamaguchi Park along the western bank of the San Juan River. The site is also east of and next to the high school sports fields and the school district's maintenance building.

Since January 2021, the Town along with their consultants, THK Associates, have conducted a two-day public open house, provided an online public survey on MyPagosa.org, presented findings and plan concepts to the Town's Parks and Recreation Board, Planning Commission and Town Council (all during public meetings) and have drafted a final concept plan for final consideration.

The Town Council will consider all final comments on August 3rd during their consideration of adopting the final concept plan.

A few items to note regarding the Final Concept Plan:

  1. Based on public input gathered, a number of concept plans were considered by Town Boards which resulted in the Final Concept Plan
  2. 8 Pickle Ball Courts will be accommodated in the existing Yamaguchi Park area.
  3. It appears the Tennis Court advocates are working with Wyndham Resorts for improvements and use of their existing courts.
  4. An additional Basketball court(s) will be considered in a different location within Town.
  5. The Town’s baseball/softball fields currently located on the High School property will need to be eventually relocated, thus they have been incorporated into the Final Concept Plan.
  6. The Final Concept Plan incorporated passive open space and active recreation facilities.

Please review the Final Concept Plan and provide your comments in the Community Discussion below and/or attend the Public Open House on Monday, July 19th, 4p-7p at Town Hall, located at 551 Hot Springs Blvd.


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  • Final Concept Plan Community Discussion

    12 months ago
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    You may view the final concept plan HERE. For a more detailed summary of concept development and process to date, click HERE or visit the documents widget. 

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  • Community Discussion - February 2021

    11 months ago
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    Background information about the existing conditions of the property:

    The 26.5 acre site has some constraining physical features that lead to the determination of the highest and best use being parks and recreational facilities. These physical constraints also play a role in how the site can be developed for parks and recreational facilities, which include:

    1)      Constructability of Buildings: Substantial fill materials have been placed on the property over a couple decades to fill in some of the former lagoons. This fill is a conglomerate of different materials and in some places is almost 20 feet deep. The fill was not structural fill, thus foundations for any buildings would be cost prohibitive, except potentially a small portion of land at the NW west corner of the property which we believe has the least disturbance.

    2)      Topography: There is an elevation difference of almost 20 feet between the elevation of the land along the river and the elevation of the upper western half of the property.

    3)      Sanitation Pump Station: 3-5 acres at the SW corner of the lot will need to be reserved for the Sanitation Pump Station facility that was installed to replace the sewer lagoons.

    4)      Wetlands: There are established wetlands on the property that were created as part mitigation requirements from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers for other past Town projects.

    5)      Floodplain: Most of the property is within the floodplain (special development consideration for buildings) and much of the property along the river is in the Floodway (no building construction allowed and strict limitations on adding additional fill). FEMA recently approved a remapping (LOMR) application of the floodplain on the property which resulted in the reduction of how much land is officially in the floodway.

    6)      Access and Utility Easements: There is an existing access and utility easement along the western edge of the property. The access easement provides legal access to the property to the south. 

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