Canopy Development specializes in turnaround services for permitted resort properties. Canopy works with property owners to re-plan and re-package ‘marooned’ or difficult to capitalize projects, providing analysis and master planning as well as development and financing services. The following set of services and current projects represent the capabilities Canopy brings to the land development process, with a specific focus on pre-development activities. Please also visit the official Canopy Development Website for more information.
Phase One: Due Diligence & Analysis
Phase Two: Capitalization & Planning (and Re-Planning)
-Business Plan and Marketing Collateral
-Globalized Market Approach
Phase Three: Sustainable Development
-Investor Relations & Capitalization
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Canopy Development has experience with varying project types, from developing boutique resorts to sustainably managing large-scale, project turn arounds.
LOCATION: Lake County, California
SPECS: 318 Acres of Oak Woodland, Natural Hot Springs, and Mineral Drinking Springs
Avalon Springs’ land is located just outside the town Middletown of in Lake County, California, 91 miles from San Francisco and 103 miles from Sacramento. The site is a 30-60 minute drive from the Napa Valley, and 5 miles from Clear Lake, the largest natural lake in California. The property consists of 318 acres of lightly wooded hilltop characterized by meadows, oak and pine trees, and native chaparral. It commands breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Boggs Forest, Big Canyon’s wooded valleys, and the Mayacamas Mountains. The property has a variety of unique of hot spring waters which can be used for bathing and drinking. The site offers excellent opportunities for hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities in addition to bathing.
Avalon Springs, LP plans to redevelop the land into an eco-resort consisting of 80 units of guest housing, a main lodge, hot springs pools facilities, a wellness spa, a number of common gathering and programming facilities, and hiking trails. Development plans utilize existing infrastructure and existing buildings, as well as new semi-permanent structures in order to have minimal impact on the land and minimize as project costs. The 80 units of lodging will consist of a total of 37 seven eco-cabins, 28 tent cabins, and 15 family tent cabins.
LOCATION: Domincal, Costa Rica
SPECS: 88 Acres, ¼ mile of direct access beachfront
Dominical is a beautiful little “out of the way” Costa Rican beach town that is not so out of the way anymore. This bohemian surf adventure outpost has long been known for its incredible waves and unspoiled rich nature. With lush mountains that roll directly into the Pacific, Dominical is a stark departure from the arid, flat northwestern sector chosen by traditional resorts and is a place as unique as the project itself. Now, with a brand new highway just reaching the town, a new deep-water marina being completed in one direction, and a new international airport coming to the other, Dominical is about to find itself in the middle of a “perfect storm” of growth.
Over 650 acres (88 acres under contract) that include distinct micro-climates allow OSA7 to design the complete guest experience. OSA7 represents a rare opportunity to master plan one of the last beachfront towns in Costa Rica and the only one within the region. The entire development is designed, in a phased development approach, to create a self-sufficient, vibrant, and fun community. Zoning provides for all components of OSA7 to be realized: hospitality, residential, and commercial. Phase 1 incorporates only 3 of the 16 zones approved for its development. Subsequent phases will continue to enhance the experience by further investing in phase 1 areas as well as adding new residential, retail, restaurants, gardens and activities.
LOCATION: Tucson, Arizona
SPECS: 400 Acres Site in the Sonoran Desert
Miraval Resort, located in Tucson, Arizona is rated as the top destination spa in North America by readers of Travel and Leisure, SpaFinder and Conde Nast. Miraval’s core concept of “mindfulness” attracts customers who wish to reconnect with their inner self and live more balanced lifestyles. In March of 2006, Miraval Development invited Canopy to assemble a design team and lead a charrette process to upgrade and enhance Miraval’s facilities. The goal was to establish a vision that supports authenticity and mindfulness and to generate design concepts for the rehabilitation and expansion of existing Miraval facilities. Canopy invited leading architecture, engineering and planning firms along with Miraval representatives, an environmental planning firm, energy and infrastructure specialists and an interior design firm to participate in an intensive four day charrette, held on-site at Miraval. A clear understanding of the relationship between the land and Miraval’s mission and brand was developed among the group. The result was a master plan that embodies Miraval’s core values along with concept sketches and strategies to improve the energy efficiency of Miraval and the assembly of a team to implement and execute the masterplan concept in overall design and details.
LOCATION: Baja California, Mexico
SPECS: 8,000 Acres Site on the Sea of Cortez
A primary goal of the Loreto Bay project is sustainability – environmental, social, and economic. Environmental sustainability at Loreto Bay is established through the implementation of numerous innovative renewable energy resources. Gathering spaces and other educational and health facilities will provide for the ongoing social vitality of the community. An economic development fund and job creation programs will be made available for local residents, maximizing entrepreneurial and occupational opportunities in the town. Loreto Bay is a project of the Trust for Sustainable Development (TSD), a land development company that is committed to the principles of sustainability. For the ten years prior to his founding Canopy, Tom Horton, President and CEO of Canopy, served as US Managing Director of TSD and VP of Corporate Development for the Loreto Bay Company. Tom secured the initial financing for the 2.6 billion dollar project and also served as the first Sustainability Officer for Loreto Bay, helping establish the Loreto Bay Foundation and drafting the aggressive sustainability standards for the project.