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Window Rock, AZ – The Navajo Housing Authority and SWABACK are working together on of the largest Tribal Master Planning Initiative in the United States. They are working closely with the Navajo members and 110 chapter communities, to create a dynamic road map for future development at the local and regional levels. The Navajo Nation comprises of 26,000 square miles, over 19 million acres and is comparable to the state of West Virginia. The initiative started a few years ago when NHA conducted a housing survey among the Navajo people identifying an immediate need for 34,000+ homes across the Navajo Nation. Based off the housing need, NHA began working with SWABACK to create a long-term Regional Sustainable Community Master Planning Initiative that uses best planning practices to identify future potential housing development sites as well as strategically plan for community development that compliments the Navajo communities, people, culture and way of life for the future growth and development of Tribal communities.
Sustainable Community Master Planning Initiative
NAVAJO HOUSING AUTHORITY
1 1 2 24 3 43CONCEPTUAL STUDY SENIOR/VETERANWORKFORCEAPARTMENTS/NEIGHBORHOODSORCHESTRATEDCONSERVATIONRURAL/ HOGAN APARTMENTS HOUSINGSENIOR/VETERANKEY: “Our shared purpose is to help create an atmosphere of community leadership across the Navajo Nation.” - Vernon Swaback
BLUESTONE PLANSITE 1 1 2 3 4 5 7 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 4 N THE OVERLOOK NORTH GATE PIÑON POINT WISDOM WAY PARKLANDS BASE CAMP CROSSROADSHILLCREST 20 21 22 23
The conceptual Master Site Plan incorporates a range of land uses throughout the Bluestone property development. The existing terrain and landscaping is to be preserved as much as possible. Natural drainage ways through the site are preserved. Density of the site is to be as open and spacious as possible. The development is interconnected with convenient access to trail systems connecting parks, market, farm, community center and all other parts of the neighborhoods. The neighborhood housing is mixed with several different housing types and each varies with different number of bedrooms and site orientation. The intent is to create a good balance of variety of homes and appearance unlike the cookie-cutter prototypes as seen in many housing developments today. HOMES Within the development are several interconnected neighborhoods. Base Camp neighborhood contains rental single family detached homes along with Apartment homes. Crossroads, Hillcrest and Northgate contain single family detached homes for sale. Pinon Point neighborhood contains Apartment homes only. Wisdom Way contains veteran & senior housing as independent living homes.
SITE PLAN ANALYSIS
—Frank Lloyd Wright
“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.”
Tohono O’odham Nation San Lucy District
The Village at Painted Rock
Founding Partner, Vernon Swaback converses with The Chairman of the San Lucy District of The Tohono O’Oham Nation, while walking the land of a proposed tribal community.
1. Require a light touch on the land that integrates development in a sensitive manner and engages naturerather than disrupts it.
2. Provide flexibility for key land holdings that may include yet to-be determined uses and development opportunities.
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Key Planning Principles
4. Establish a planning model that has the flexibility, to be phased over time, in a thoughtful incremental fashion.
5. Infuse a sustainability plan that promotes better living- thus providing a road map to an enduring place for decades to come.
3. Create a village core that goes beyond a housing program and establishes a dynamic mix of uses that will foster better living opportunities (community systems).
“The new Village at Painted Rock is a major catalyst for encouraging a better way of desert living for the San Lucy District community members in the 21st Century and beyond. The integrated and holistic aspects of culture, heritage, education, recreation, health and commerce will be based on a community design that fosters and promotes both community and individual responsibility.”
BUILDING ON THE PAST AND HAVING A SOLID VISION OF THE FUTURE
Fort Apache is set to emerge as the focal point for community interaction for the White Mountain Apache Tribe. It acts as the center or “heart” of the Tribal Community - a Community Town Center. Buildings are repurposed all to serve the needs of the greater Tribal community first. A place to work, celebrate, dine, relax, learn, play, reunite, grow, share, live… Visitors would be welcome to not only understand the past through the historic preservation and interpretive exhibit programs, but more importantly to observe and be part of the future.
FORT APACHE MASTER PLAN A V I S ION . . . focused on COMMUNITY
TWIN ARROWS, ARIZONA A NEW GATEWAY TO THE NAVAJO NATION
“To capture the essence of the Navajo Way in all its glory and splendor at Twin Arrows”
MISSION STATEMENT: A special destination celebrating the rich history of our people. A place that envisions an exciting future for generations to come with a careful mix of commerce, culture and a dynamic lifestyle for residents and visitors.
“To create synergy and harmony among all living matters at Twin Arrows”
“To Reunite community and mother earth in heart of Twin Arrows community”
“To develop a real sense of traditional harmony and being at Twin Arrows community”
The new gateway to the Navajo Nation and a place our “To build a sustainable and flourishing community that opens the pathway to experiencing all of Navajo.”
View of Glittering Mountain looking west to the San Francisco Peaks.Partial view of the proposed plan for Glittering Mountain.
The 70-acre site is directly adjacent to the new Twin Arrows Casino Resort. Convenient walkways directly from the resort are planned along the east end of the property for easy access to and from the property. The gently sloping site will be accessed from the main spine road at three strategic locations to maximize exposure and functional automobile circulation. The planned residential development will be located along the north border of the property nearest to Padre Canyon and State lands. Commercial and retail development will be oriented along the south property, closest to circulation routes and the adjacent interstate highway. Site access from Exit 291 provides a direct entry to the overall planned development as well as the Outlook property. The exhibit on the following page highlights in yellow the lands owned by the Navajo Nation Shopping Center Corporation and the planned Glittering Mountain project.
In beauty, I walk. With beauty before me, I walk. With beauty behind me, I walk. With beauty above me, I walk. With beauty below me, I walk. With beauty all around me, I walk. With beauty within me, I Navajowalk.Chant Scottsdale, Arizona 85250 O www.swaback.com480.367.2100