September 9, 2017
Copper Country and the Homeowner/Labor Day Weekend that was held last week was a truly enjoyable and busy one. The entertainment in the center village was well attended and received a lot of positive reviews. For those associations that held annual meetings, I believe all went well.
I wanted to update you with a brief response to the letter that Gary Rodgers sent out yesterday.
Reference was made to a community member who circulated a letter with personal views regarding Copper’s plans for the A-Lift Neighborhood. That is absolutely true, me. It further stated that, unfortunately, the circulated letter included inaccuracies. I don’t know what those are as they were not referenced. However, I want everyone to understand that contrary to Mr. Rodgers letter, the current development sites within the Copper Mountain Planned Unit Development (PUD) application WERE NOT APPROVED under Intrawest ownership through a major PUD amendment in 2008, as Mr. Rodgers states. That is why the Class 3 Application was filed with Summit County Planning Department, to seek changes to the previously approved PUD, that stated 12 single family homes could be built on 3.35 acres. The current application, on 7.73 acres, requires ‘work sessions’ to seek public opinion as to whether or not the PUD should be changed. That is what the meeting on the 14th will accomplish by the Ten Mile Planning Commission and the work session on this same topic at the Board of County Commissioners’ meeting on September 26th. I want to set the record straight on this information.
Copper Mountain is nearing completion of the Mountain Coaster project on the west side of the resort and the Kokomo lift replacement is progressing well at Union Creek. All are excited about these improvements that will add to the experience at Copper. Announcements were made at the State of the Resort meeting last week that numerous restaurant changes are underway or will be started soon.
Endo’s will be known as Ten Mile Tavern, Jill’s Umbrella bar will turn into Downhill Duke’s and the former Alpinista Restaurant will become Toast & Co, a breakfast specialty. Rounding out changes a new restaurant is being constructed at the top of the new Kokomo lift which will be known as Koko’s.
The water well project that the Metro District is working on is nearing completion and the road should be repaved by the end of this month. Also in the east village, new street lights have been installed by the Copper Mountain Resort Chamber.
Many exciting changes are underway as we start to prepare of the upcoming ski season. Snow is predicted for the high peaks so winter is not too far away. We sincerely hope that the hurricane impact to the southeastern part of our county is not as bad as predicted.
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