Saturday, November 26, 2005

Marriott Vacation Club Grand Residences for Keystone

In five years, Keystone's River Run base area will take on a new appearance with the River Run Gondola stretched across the Snake River against the backdrop of a new five-story timeshare development.

The Snake River Planning Commission unanimously approved Marriott Vacation Club International's site plan last Thursday for the Grand Residences at Keystone, which will be built in the Hunki Dori parking lot.

The plan calls for 149 multi-family units, 11,000 square feet of space for skier services and 1,890 square feet of commercial property encompassed in three five-story buildings.

The project goes hand-in-hand with the resort's plan to relocate the gondola to the north side of the river and build a new skier bridge.

The Grand Residences will replace two buildings adjacent to the parking lot that house Keystone Sports, the ski and ride school and restrooms, but those facilities will be replaced in the bottom levels of two of the new buildings, said project architect Michael Noda.

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