Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Don't 'skyline' Warm Springs

A fine resolution of the Warm Springs Ranch Resort controversy would be achieved if the developers sited the big hotel building on the south side of Warm Springs Creek, up close to the base of the tree-covered mountainside rising out of the present golf course.

The high hotel building wouldn't "sky line," it would be lost into the backdrop of the mountainside behind and above it. The hotel building could even be higher than presently planned, and that height would not be objectionable against the mountainside. The hotel building complex would be at least a fifth of a mile away from Warm Springs Road, giving it a more exclusive feel and appearance. That distance would also diminish substantially the apparent size of the building and complex. The area northward from the hotel to Warm Springs Creek and between the creek and Warm Spring Road could be developed as part of the golf course and grounds sweeping around in front of the hotel.

The developers of the Warm Springs Ranch Resort owe it to the city to present this new location and concept layout to see how it would be received by all those involved and affected.

Milt Adam

Sun Valley

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