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02-20-02 Town Council MinutesCOUNCIL MEMBERS ABSENT: PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBERS PRESENT: Gustafson STAFF PRESENT: PUBLIC PRESENT: SNOWMASS VILLAGE TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA FEBRUARY 20, 2002 (CONTINUATION FROM 02- 18 -02) FAIRWAY CENTER Mayor Manchester called to order the continuation of the Regular Meeting of February 18, 2002 on February 20, 2002 at 4:05 p.m. Item No. 1: ROLL CALL COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: Mayor T. Michael Manchester, Douglas Mercatoris, Arnold Mordkin, Richard Virtue, and Robert Purvis All Council Members were present Bill Boineau, Doug Faurer, George Huggins, Bob Fridstein, and Jim Hunt Walker, Public Works Director, Acting Town Manager; Carey Shanks, Assistant Town Manager; Chris Conrad, Planning Director; Jim Wahlstrom, Senior Planner; Robert Voigt, Senior Planner; Dean Stahman, Planning Technician, Craig Thompson, Community Development Director; Steve Connor, Town Attorney, Rhonda B. Coxon, Deputy Town Clerk Doug Mackenzie, Victor Gerdin, Richard Shaw, Don Lohr, Don Schuster, Steve Wiezbowski, Shari Wiezbowski, Jack Hatfield, Patrick Leto, Marilyn Poon, Tara Young, BJ Adams, John Mechling, Bill Kane, Frank V. Snyder, Dale Rands, Dick Silver, Alex Goldberg, Madeleine Osberger, Bill Cowan, Bruce Baker, George Falk, Craig Thompson, Hunt Walker, Larry Dempsey, Morry Hollenbaugh, Bernardo Young, Donna Young, Ann White, Jake Vickory, Scott Patterson, Mel Blumenthdl, Terry Morse, Andy Kundtsen, Walter Keiser, Eunice Ward, Mary Harris, Brett Huske, John Humphrey, Joe Pocaro, Jeff Hall, Roy Wiedinmyer, Gary Gardner, Pete Bancroft, Monica Bancroft DISCUSSION AGENDA Item No. 2: JOINT MEETING WITH PLANNING COMMISSION BASE VILLAGE SKETCH PLAN Mayor Manchester explained that this Meeting is a continuation of the Joint Meeting with the Planning Commission held on February 18, 2002 for the purpose of reviewing the Base Village Sketch Plan. Bill Kane, Vice President of Planning for the Aspen Skiing Company, stated that today's discussion would cover three areas including the Mountain Plan, Outlying Parcels and Housing Mitigation. He reviewed the on- mountain lift improvements and amenities such as the gondola, pond, enhanced on- mountain dining experience, Children's Center and related programs, the Cabriolet, and listed all the lifts planned to be replaced or enhanced. Kane explained that Base Village would include ten land parcels, and outlined the parcels, associated acreages and proposed use for each parcel. He stated that only two of the ten parcels would be a part of the Sketch Plan review at this Meeting. The two parcels included Sinclair Meadows and Melton Ranch Extension. Richard Shaw, from Design Workshop provided an overview of the development plan. Kane then explained the Base Village Housing Mitigation Analysis, which included the program element, quantity of units, preliminary multiplier and the number of jobs generated. The model that was discussed showed 473 new jobs, 448 square feet required per job. Sixty -five percent of the employees will be housed, which requires 135,783 square feet of employee housing. The total square footage proposed incorporating the outlying parcels is 141,990 square feet. Locations proposed for construction of the employee housing include the Draw Site, Water District Site and Ridge East. Council and Planning Commission members requested clarification and discussed issues related to the Children's Center, commercial space and commercial mix, unit sizes as they relate to number of proposed beds, connectors to outlying parcels, restaurants, kids oriented retail and square footage of the commercial model and requested a more clear definition of the various types of unit ownerships proposed and land trades necessary. Council expressed concern regarding the proper mix of commercial for the vitality of the mountain resort and stated that the commercial mix must work together with the Mall, Snowmass Center and surrounding future development. The applicant is preparing a comprehensive plan for the commercial mix and working with Intrawest Commercial Consultants. This information will be brought back to Council in the near future. Discussions regarding employee housing, open space, transportation, circulation, access and other related issues will be discussed at a future Council Meeting. Mayor Manchester opened the meeting to Public Comment. George Falk, a Snowmass Village resident, raised concerns regarding transportation. Alex Goldberg, a resident of Snowmass Village requested that Council consider the appropriate mix of commercial to ensure viability of the Mall and Base Village. Dale Rands, a resident of Horse Ranch discussed enhancements proposed for the Mountain by Aspen Skiing Company and his concerns. Dick Silver a resident of Meadow Ranch, expressed interest in the staff report that was included in today's packet and requested clarification on the proposed housing mitigation. Jack Hatfield, a resident of Snowmass Village, stated that the transportation and transit plan is imperative to the viability of this project and the resort. Although the applicant is not required to provide a traffic study for Sketch Plan review, he suggested that due to the magnitude of the proposed development, this component be considered as a requirement. Mayor Manchester stated Council's anticipation for working with the applicant on the Base Village submission, which he identified as a very special and important development for the Town and all involved in the process. He provided guidelines for the review and discussion process and requested that all players treat each other with respect, listen attentively, be open, honest and forthright, avoid mind games and manipulation and think big first to avoid lengthy time spent discussing small issues. This item will be further discussed at a Council \Planning Commission Joint Meeting scheduled for March 6, 2002, 4:00 p.m. NOTE: The following item was not listed on the Agenda for this Meeting. Item No. 2a: COUNCIL COMMENTS Prioritization Resolution Council directed staff to draft a resolution addressing prioritization of development applications. Marketing Program Discussion Council Member Bob Purvis presented an overview of a marketing program for the Town of Snowmass Village which would involve a joint effort by the Aspen Skiing Company, Snowmass Village Resort Association, Intrawest and the Town of Snowmass Village, to create a Town -wide entity for this purpose. Council discussed institution of a tax to fund the marketing in lieu of the current SVRA Civic Assessment Tax. The proposed marketing plan would be developed and managed by a Town -wide representative committee of stakeholders. After further discussion, Council indicated unanimous approval by straw vote, to continue with development of the plan. Item No. 3: ADJOURNMENT There being no further business, Mordkin made a motion to adjourn the Meeting, seconded by Virtue. The motion was approved by a vote of 5 in favor to 0 opposed. The Meeting adjourned at 6:52 p.m. Sum.' ed By, Rhonda B. Coxon, Deputy Town Clerk