Thursday, September 23, 2004
The city's Architecture Review Commission approved a 23-unit townhome development at the southwest corner of the intersection of AprÃs Ski Way and Medicine Springs Drive.
The Architecture Review Commission, which is the same board as the city's planning commission, approved the final development plans Thursday. The 10 duplex units and one triplex unit will be built around a circular driveway surrounding a central amenity building with restrooms and an exercise room. The development also will include a pool and spa, a barbeque area and green space.
The 3.02-acre parcel sits among the Landings' single-family homes, The Lodge's townhomes to the west, The Phoenix condos to the north and the Cross Timbers condos to the east. Staff noted the duplexes and triplexes were a nice mix with the surrounding area.
Developer Jon Peddie, who is building the project with Ken Gold, said the townhomes would be in the high-end market and priced at about $850,000. The units contain at least 3,300 square feet, two-vehicle garages and four to five bedrooms.
Materials used for the townhomes will include a stone veneer base, board on board cedar siding and natural wood beams and timbers. Windows are proposed to be vinyl-clad with a burgundy color. The roof will be made of weathered wood asphalt shingles.
The developers plan to start utility work this fall with the majority of the work beginning next summer, Peddie said.
In March, the group presented a pre-application plan to the Planning Commission. The board gave mostly positive feedback on the plan, but commission members did request a sidewalk along Medicine Springs Drive.
The plan presented to the commission Thursday night included the sidewalk, decreased the number of units by one and revised the mix of units from four triplexes and six duplexes to 10 duplexes and one triplex.
"We did things to address the comments made at the pre-ap," Peddie said. "We are pretty happy with the final result."
The Architecture Review Commission also approved the final development plan for a triplex on Highland Way. Neighbors voiced concerns about the amount of water drainage coming off the property, a grove of aspen trees on the land and the two driveways going into the development.
The applicant, Stephan Zittel, said the planners were addressing the board's concerns.
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