Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Elkhorn Phase 1 nears approval

?We have a direction we can take?

Express Staff Writer

They called it a ?Eureka Moment.?

Although, the Sun Valley Planning and Zoning Commission did not move to approve the design review of the paired homes in the Elkhorn Springs development at the Tuesday, Aug. 10, meeting, the discussion surrounding the building established a positive direction for the final com-ponent of phase one the project.

?We have a direction we can take,? chairman Phil Usher said.

During the meeting the commission considered the design review application for three buildings which would comprise six paired homes. The luxury townhomes are the final component of phase one of the Elkhorn Springs development. The commission has already approved the design review applications for the commercial core and multi-story residential units.

At a previous meeting, the com-mission voted to approve the master plan for the Elkhorn Springs project, which will redevelop the site of the former Elkhorn Resort. The project is headed by CG-Elkhorn, a Connecti-cut- and Chicago-based investment group, which includes Ketchum-based partner David Hennessy.

The luxury townhomes resemble the other structures in the project in that they are designed with a natural pallet of moss green, beige and bur-gundy colors. The commission agreed they liked the architectural elements.

Discussion arose over the development of the site. The commission set forth a list of recommendations for improvements of the site design.

Though the project is yet to be fully approved, buyers have reserved five of the six townhomes.

The commission will reconsider the design review application at the next meeting, Tuesday Aug. 24.

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