Friday, March 31, 2006

New Development at Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain Resort’s latest proposal for new development at the base area has been formally submitted to the county and could get its first review by the Ten Mile Planning Commission as soon as May 11.

The amendment to the resort’s planned unit development (PUD) includes redistributing some of the existing 703 “equivalent units” of density to new locations around the resort. The amendment includes a significant upzoning component that would add density by creating 613 new equivalent units.

According to documents submitted to the county, the bulk of those new equivalent units of density would be added in the Village Center neighborhood (353 units) and the A Lift neighborhood (218 units), south of the existing maintenance yard along Highway 91.

The plan includes the addition of a 320-unit Hard Rock Hotel to serve as a commercial lodging anchor for Copper’s base area.

The amendment also proposes boosting the number of parking places to 4,200 by adding a new 810-space lot in the vicinity of the existing tennis courts, the existing Play Lot and the fourth hole of the golf course. This new Center Lot would become the resort’s primary close-in parking area.

Copper Road would be converted to four lanes between Highway 91 and the Beeler Roundabout by eliminating the existing medians and by eliminating parking along the road.

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