July 8, 2017
It is hard to believe, but summer is going by very quickly and we are already planning ahead for the Labor Day Weekend.
As you can imagine, I have been devoting a lot my time the past two weeks gathering information and facts regarding the application that Copper has submitted to Summit County for the A-Lift Neighborhood development. For the golfers out there it is important to know that the plan involves a request to change three holes of the golf course resulting in a 236 yard reduction in the length of the Copper Creek Golf Course. This is a big deal, in my opinion. The proposed relocation of hole #15, adjacent to the fairway of hole #13 (proposed to be shortened by 105 yards) looks to be extremely dangerous. The proximity of these two fairways looks extremely close. The class 3 submittal to the county planning department outlines that the development would occur over a 4 year period with lots for the townhomes, single family home sites and infrastructure installations beginning in the spring of 2018. The submittal states that phase 2, consisting of the hotel and condominiums, would follow. I assume two years later. Density proposed to be transferred into the A-Lift Neighborhood would come from the Chapel Lot. Copper has stated that they have a hotel developer with an executed letter of intent to develop phase one of that site. What and who would be involved has not been disclosed. If density is proposed to be transferred, I think the public deserves to know what is planned for the Chapel
Lot. I’ve been told that the proposed road at the A-Lift development is too narrow for fire department
requirements. This coupled with the active wildfire just over the ridge, certainly raises the question of development proposed for A-Lift in the trees. Employee housing needs to be addressed. I sincerely hope that you take a hard look at the proposal that is on the Summit County website under the Planning Department. Your opinions and participation at the work sessions will be extremely important in guiding the future of this neighborhood. Needless to say, I am strongly opposed to this development for personal reasons and for reasons which are contrary to the PUD and future of our resort. To access the county website for this project go to: http://www.co.summit.co.us/254/Projects-Under-Review
The village is very active with lots of summer activities. Copper is receiving stories in the local newspaper about the new Wreck Tangle that has been erected just west of American Eagle lift. The Mountain Coaster construction is going well just west of the American Flyer lift. The water well connection in the East Village continues, with substantial completion looking like the end of September.
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