The Mountain Village City Council will hold a second reading, public hearing and council vote on an ordinance addressing the final development of the Site-Specific Planned Unit (SPUD) for the Lot 161CR hotel project at a special meeting on Thursday. Council will also consider a resolution regarding a major subdivision application to flatten the lots associated with the project into a single 4,437 acre lot and rename it Lot161C-RR. The meeting starts at 9 a.m.
The two hotel-related items follow the previously scheduled August 25 special city council meeting. The article was sued to give the plaintiff and city staff more time to finalize the necessary final SPUD documents and exhibits for review and review by council, according to a recent Mountain Village press release.
The project currently includes plans for 53 dedicated hotel rooms, 38 branded residences which constitute 77 additional hotel keys when not in use by the owner, 29 condominiums and 10 staff apartments. Dining spaces, a ballroom, spa and retail outlets are also part of the project, which will most likely be a Four Seasons hotel in line with the objectives of the Mountain Village’s overall plan.
Final SPUD approval is the culmination of previous concept and sketch approvals the project has received from the Design Review Board and City Council.
“This application represents the final PUD package: variations, community benefits, public benefits, density transfers/rezoning, design plans, legal agreements and major subdivision review,” said Michelle Haynes, Mountain Village Assistant Manager. “This is a long-awaited development proposal in a key location adjacent to the gondola, as identified in our 2011 Global Plan and current Global Plan process as a flagship hotel site.”
The first public hearing for the project took place in February 2022 and the first design approval was granted by the city council in March 2022. The second application for design approval was approved in May 2022. The council approved the first reading of the ordinance during its meeting of July 21. Council meeting. Council member Patrick Berry, an employee of Telski, withdrew from the agenda item and council vote at the time, as the ski resort is a co-nominee.
The July decision came a day after the city’s design review board approved and recommended the third application required for the SPUD process to city council at its own special meeting. Board members Scott Bennett and Ellen Kramer were the two dissenting voices, while the other five voting members approved it. The board had previously approved the plans, but added 11 conditions that the applicant, Merrimac Fort Partners LLC, had to meet before the most recent approval. Conditions included improved lighting, landscaping, building materials, roof design, and lower maximum heights. A public walk around the site also took place ahead of the July 20 special meeting, with balloons placed in some places to indicate the potential height of the buildings.
the project would take at least three years to build “if we’re lucky”, but it will likely take four or five years before the hotel and property are open and operational, once approved and a building permit be issued, Dev Motwani, President and CEO of Merrimac Ventures and co-plaintiff, previously explained.
A Construction Mitigation Plan is also required with the Final Design Review Application.
A planned unit development application offers the city council the ability to modify and waive the provisions of the community development code in exchange for community benefits. As this project developed, a number of community benefits were included in this application.
To view the application materials, which include architectural sketches and development plans, visit the city’s current planning webpage at townofmountainvillage.com/current-planning.
Written public comments on the proposal can be sent to [email protected]
The public is invited to attend all meetings virtually or in person. Meeting information and Zoom login information can be found on the meeting agenda and package, which is posted on the City Council webpage at townofmountainvillage.com/town-council.