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Marne-la-Vallée Master Plan

Marne-la-Vallée Master Plan

The Marne-la-Vallée master plan was part of an overall new town economic development plan to relieve urban development pressures on Paris.  Our work noted here was conducted by a predecessor company in which our co-founder was a partner.   Our work in connection with the Marne-la-Vallée master plan included the land use planning and strategic business planning support for client Walt Disney Co.

 

The strategic business planning work included product concepting and financial analysis for various sections of the master land use plan, including specific feasibility issues raised by client’s  strategic planning department.  Work performed also included overall land development consulting analysis such as land residual valuations – a means of depicting build-out value for various master plan and build-out scenarios, as well as financial studies of alternative routings of planning golf course facilities.

 

Marne-la-Vallée is a new town, an economic development strategy for the greater Paris region of France.   It is about a 50-minute drive (by auto) from the center of the Marne-la-Vallée new town master plan which includes Paris Disneyland, over to central Paris (at or about Pont Neuf).   By metro the trip is about one-half the time by automobile.  The Marne-la-Vallée project was one of five new towns envisioned in the early 1960’s, and emerged among these other concept new towns as the largest.

 

The new town was intended to take some of the urban development pressure away from Paris and place a new focus in a new location.  Paris Disneyland was the business “anchor” for propelling the start and growth of the new town region.   From a population of Marne-la-Vallée has a current population of more than 280,000 residents.  The Marne-la-Vallée master plan called for a potential of 500,000 residents at full build-out.

 

Other major institutions that located in this new town include Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée and École des Ponts ParisTech, among numerous others.  The Descartes Cluster is also situated in Marne-la-Vallée new town, the largest concentration in France of research centers (50+), higher education organizations and businesses involved in green technologies and city sustainability.

 

The master planning process for Paris Disneyland (then Euro Disneyland) was comprehensive and wide-ranging. Disney’s overall project included master-planning of a major regional theme park and themed entertainment district in the vicinity of the theme park.

Planned Community Consultants - project feasibility consultants

Conway Farms Golf MPC – Project Feasibility

Confidential Private Investor Group   |  As project feasibility consultants, SCP provided market and financial feasibility analysis in support of this 400-acre master-planned residential golf community in Lake Forest (Chicago), Illinois.

 

Residential market analysis, residential product array and concepting, builder residual analysis, and business plan feasibility analysis was conducted for this now completed luxury residential golf community, situated in prestigious Lake Forest, Illinois.   The Tom Fazio (golf course architect) award-wining course sits on 209 acres and is designed around the traditions of Scottish links golf.

 

Outdoor recreation consultants, designers, developers, and operators - Entitlements and Permits Consultants

Falcon’s Fire Golf Club at Seralago

Floribra USA / Newfield Enterprises International  |  Owner representative and development project managers for this public resort golf course in Orlando, Florida, design by Rees Jones.  Responsibilities included oversight of facilities management company (Western Golf), including capital improvement programs.  On behalf of the family office of Newfield Enterprises International (NEI), itself owned the Ibrahim brothers:  HES’ Abdulaziz, Khaled, and Waleed bin Ibrahim Al Ibrahim.

 

This prominent public daily fee course in Central Florida, was designed, entitled, and constructed on behalf of the property’s ownership group.   Falcon’s Fire golf course was designed by renowned course designer Rees Jones. Western Golf Properties was selected as the operator of the public facility, with a style intended to rival the standards of a private club.

 

The golf course, clubhouse and meeting facilities are the first phase of an overall build-out of Seralago, a master-planned destination resort situated just a minute or two from Walt Disney World.

 

 

 

Planned Community Consultants - Transaction Consultants and Negotiators

Master-Planned Community – Builder Sales

Acted as a master-planned community consultant to JMB Realty in connection with ongoing build-out of this major Orange County planned residential golf community.   Focused residential product and financial analysis in support of ongoing builder sales program, at this resort-style master-planned golf community in Orange County, California.   Financial analysis in support of residential product concepting, subdivision build-out, for Owner’s land development team involved with planning and developing this master-planned Orange County community.

 

Working with project team members including land planning, civil engineering, entitlement representatives, and in-house client project management and financial staff, the various financial analysis included builder residual calculations to support land sale negotiations to third-party home builders.

 

Coto de Caza is one of Orange County’s leading master-planned communities. The MPC includes golf courses, equestrian facilities, horse trails, and extensive pathways and hiking trails for residents, all in one of Orange County’s more rural settings.

 

Hotel Development Consultants - project feasibility consultants

Kuki’o Beach Resort at Kuki’o Bay

Destination resort with “resort residential” housing product.  Feasibility analysis including market study, financial projections, and facilities recommendations, for proposed 660-acre resort and timeshare development on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Kuki’o Beach Resort is adjacent to the Four Seasons Hualalai Resort and situated along the Big Island’s Kona Coast.

 

Our hotel development consulting work was completed in support of an overall master plan for development of the property, to include low-density residential, golf, and hotel facilities.