Remington Ranch receives final development plan approval
Apr 20,2007 00:00 by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources

Remington Hotels Introduced as Development Partner for 370 of Remington Ranch’s 400 Overnight Units, Including a 200-Unit Luxury Hotel

BEND, Ore. — At the Crook County Planning Commission hearing held April 18 in Prineville, Oregon, commissioners unanimously approved in separate 5-0 votes the final development plan and first phase tentative plat for Central Oregon’s Remington Ranch.

At the hearing, Remington Ranch officials also announced a new partnership with and introduced representatives from Dallas-based Remington Hotels (same name; no relation). Remington Hotels will be responsible for developing and managing 370 of the 400 overnight units at the 2,079-acre residential and destination resort property, including a 200-unit luxury hotel.

Robert Haiman, Senior Vice President of Development for Remington Hotels, described the planned hotel as having, “an architectural style reminiscent of an Alpine lodge, with an abundance of exposed timbers and rock, and a low profile that is sensitive to the environment and its surroundings.” The resort will be part of a group of properties known as The Gallery, which Haiman described as a collection of traditional, individualistic resorts that consistently offer a luxurious experience at a number of unique locations.

The Planning Commission approved the final development plan and first phase tentative plat after ruling that Remington Ranch had met all conditions for approval, including satisfaction of Crook County’s requirement of providing one overnight unit for every two residential home sites.

Planned for phased development, the resort project will feature 400 overnight units including a 200-unit luxury hotel, an upscale spa, two or more restaurants and a wide range of meeting space. An additional 170 overnight units will consist of detached fractional ownership and restricted-use whole ownership units developed and managed by Remington Hotels. The remaining 30 overnight units will be located throughout the property and will be privately managed.

Approval of the final development plan provides a green light for Remington Ranch developers to proceed with the project as scheduled, while approval of the first phase tentative plat allows Remington Ranch to move forward with planning for the first 471 of the property’s 800 planned residential home sites.

“We have been working closely with the Planning Commission, the residents of Crook County and residents of the adjacent Twin Lakes Ranch subdivision for close to 18 months,” said Chris Pippin, project manager for Remington Ranch. “We have acted in good faith from day one to mitigate every potential hurdle to the project, and tonight’s vote is a reflection of many months of hard work.”