Planning commission, Intrawest reach agreement on parking issue |

Planning commission, Intrawest reach agreement on parking issue

COPPER MOUNTAIN – After a lengthy discussion, including numerous public comments, the Ten Mile Planning Commission, Intrawest officials and Summit County planning staff reached an agreement Thursday on day-skier parking requirements for Copper Mountain Resort.

Copper Mountain will provide 3,400 permanent parking spaces with 900 overflow, said Chris Hawkins, of the Summit County Planning Department.

Officials have yet to determine how those requirements are defined, he said, but the number gives county staff and Intrawest officials a starting place from which to work.

Thursday’s commission meeting was the second at which Ten Mile planning commissioners, Intrawest officials and Copper Mountain homeowners grappled with the resort’s parking issue.

“There’s no doubt this is one of the more complex issues you’re going to deal with,” Hawkins told commissioners, adding that it’s difficult to project the resort’s day-skier parking needs at buildout, considering the number of variables involved.

The agreement reached Thursday will facilitate the commission’s goal to complete its review of Intrawest’s long-term build-out proposal for Copper Mountain by mid to late summer.

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