Summit County Denies Copper Plan
SAM Magazine--Copper Mountain, Colo., July 13, 2004--Summit County Commissioners have denied Intrawest's long-term development plan for doubling the size of Copper Mountain after a three-year planning process.
Intrawest was seeking land-use approval for 1,155 additional residential units at Copper, beyond the 500 remaining units in its current planned unit development (PUD). The plan also called for an additional 150,000 square feet of commercial space. The company has said that the expanded village is essential to sustain a commercial economy at the resort.
"We were extremely disappointed" with the commissioners' decision, spokesman Matt Sugar told SAM. Intrawest will now review its options for both the 500 units already approved and for additional development, he indicated, saying it is far too soon to predict what the company's next steps will be.