DC Ranch 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.

The MPC’s objective is to facilitate a process to develop a master plan that considers the existing significant body of input from DC Ranch residents, board, and staff and addresses facility and amenity needs. As part of the process, the Committee will evaluate the community centers, Market Street Park, administrative and other office space, maintenance services and other amenities that embody the mission and core services of DC Ranch.

MASTER PLAN FAQ Master Plan process overview

Tuesday, 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.

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Tuesday, 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.

Tuesday, 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.

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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.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

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

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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.

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.


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