Copper Mountain Village Master Plan
The Copper Mountain Village Master Plan allowed expansion of base resort facilities that doubled the density for the new Copper Mountain Village. The plan defines a new urban design framework, development criteria and employee housing provisions for four distinct neighborhoods. The Village Center serves as the focal point and activity center of the resort with primary access to the ski mountain, high density residential and the center of retail activity, dining and entertainment. The East Village serves as the major mountain portal for day-skiers and residents with a new base lodge serving skiers and summer golfing guests. East of Copper Mountain, the Ten Mile Neighborhood is situated to provide resort-related parking and future recreation use. The plan employs the use of new buildings to define outdoor public plazas and gathering places to support seasonal events, celebrations, programs and cultural activities. It also incorporates an intensive program of tree planting to reintroduce the forest to enhance the environment and scale of the resort. Design Studios West, a Matrix company, assisted the Intrawest Corporation and Eldon Beck Associates with the Planned Unit Development. Design Studios West was responsible for preliminary plan refinements, PUD submittal documents and guiding the proposal through the Summit County public approval process. Additionally, Design Studios West was responsible for the preparation of all final design, design development and construction documents for $10 million of base site and landscape improvements.