DC Ranch Master Plan

Desert Camp Site Improvement Project (DCSIP)

The plan features include an expanded fitness center, dedicated fitness room, preservation of important viewpoints, easier access to exterior restrooms, and resident gathering space for enjoying coffee and conversation with neighbors. The total square footage of the center is proposed to increase from 7,362 square feet to 15,017 square feet. The improvements will also include a walking path around the center, and additional pickleball and tennis courts.

Resident input drove a design that maximizes available space, preserves existing unique characteristics, represents the DC Ranch aesthetic, integrates seamlessly into the environment and existing site, and will foster resident engagement and enjoyment now and well into the future.


The DC Ranch Community Council and the design-build team of Haydon Building Corp. and Architekton held an open house on Sept. 13 to present an overview of the proposed site improvements for Desert Camp Community Center and gather input. Residents who were unable to attend the open house are invited to review the presentation and materials and submit comments through Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Open House Presentation DCSIP FAQs Outreach Milestones

March 24, 2022

The Community Council Board of Directors authorized approval of the design build contract for the Desert Camp Site Improvement Project (DCSIP) with Haydon Building Company. The project includes a new fitness center with group fitness space, interior renovations, enhanced loop trail, and the addition of new tennis and pickleball courts. Over the next few months staff and Haydon will begin working on pre-construction and design services to ensure a well-designed, functional, economical and aesthetically pleasing project. View Desert Camp Site Plan.

At a special Community Council Board Meeting on Feb. 25, the Board voted unanimously to authorize the Community Council executive director to negotiate and enter into a contract with Holly Street Studio for the Space Needs Assessment and Master Plan Concept Design project.


Sept. 21, 2021

The DC Ranch Community Council Board accepted the final Master Plan report from Holly Street Studio. The Board approved moving forward with a request for qualifications (RFQ) from multiple design build teams, further defining the scope of work and completion of the bigger picture master plan to incorporate the additional elements identified by the Master Plan Committee. View the presentation.

Aug. 10, 2021

The DC Ranch Community Council Board considered updated conceptual plans from architectural firm Holly Street Studio and reviewed resident comments. There was also an opportunity for resident feedback during the virtual meeting. Residents may continue to provide feedback by emailing masterplan@dcranchinc.com through Monday, Aug. 16.

June 29, 2021

Holly Street Studio and CHASSE Building Team presented an update on the Master Plan. Residents had an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on conceptual plans.

Click here to watch a video recording of the presentation with Q&A.

Feedback and comments submitted through July 20 are being evaluated. There will be a virtual Community Council Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 5:30 p.m. held via Zoom. The Board will consider the latest concept plans from architectural firm Holly Street Studio along with submitted resident feedback, and will provide direction for next steps in the project.

May 27, 2021

Diane Jacobs, with Holly Street Studio Architects, presented an update on the DC Ranch Master Plan progress.

Click here to watch a video recording of the presentation.

This presentation focused on the DC Ranch Space Needs Assessment and Master Plan Concept Design.

  • Project Overview
  • Program Assessment
  • Preliminary Cost Data + Strategy


During three meetings, the Committee utilized data from community surveys, the DCR2020 Strategic Plan focus groups and feedback, Programming Open House feedback and word of mouth to identify future amenity improvements for DC Ranch that will address resident needs, now and into the future. The Committee evaluated:

  • existing DC Ranch facilities
  • reviewed many years of resident feedback and community data
  • assessed offerings at comparable communities
  • considered amenities provided by other area agencies

In January, staff and the Committee presented the preliminary recommendations to the Community Council Board, seeking support to move forward with the next steps, including an opportunity for residents to provide feedback on the Committee’s findings.


With the onset of the pandemic, the master plan initiative was put on hold. In November, the Committee reconvened to review the existing plan and an RFP (request for proposals) for a professional analysis of existing needs and available space. The RFP also asked for concept plans addressing the priorities outlined in the master plan.

As part of the strategic planning initiative, DCR2020, DC Ranch Community Council created a Master Plan Committee (MPC) consisting of ten residents representing each of the four villages, a Community Council Board representative and three Community Council staff members. A master plan is a long-term document that guides future growth and development. The MPC began meeting in fall 2019 to identify and prioritize the top amenity needs for the community.

MASTER PLAN FAQ Master Plan process overview

Please revisit this page for new information during this important community investment project. For questions or comments, email masterplan@dcranchinc.com.