Originally Posted by JayT
Yes, of course there will be parking. But how much and will there be any free parking is the question? The one parking structure they show on the master plan would have to be - I don't know - maybe 15 stories high to even come close to accommodating demand. I'm probably under-estimating that number too. And I think that part is actually gone on the latest version.
I think it's safe to assume the subterranean parking will be reserved for owners and guests of the condos, which makes sense of course. There may be some for day skiers but no way will there be enough.
Not necessarily. Vail, for example, has three private underground lots (attached to condos/hotels) that are open to the public.
And I'm sorry, but all this sturm und drang seems to be about "Dammit I'm losing my free convenient parking!" and it is a drag, sure, but really? in the grand scheme of things, talk about a first-world problem, as well as a problem that probably won't be as bad as everyone thinks. You adjust. And they adjust, too -- if they are losing business, and it's because of pay parking, don't worry, that will change. Vail (I keep using Vail, because Vail has concentrated its parking in structures, and these guys are Vail guys, so ...) does not charge for parking in summer, it's free. It does charge for parking during high-demand times, because people will pay it. That's just the world we live in. We adjust, and then we don't even remember what we were upset about to begin with. I mean, you have to pay to park at a sporting event, to eat or shop downtown, to leave your car at the airport , heck the hospital near me charges visitors for the garage -- now that sucks, when you think about it....
As TC said, most likely they don't have parking hammered out yet, which is why you're getting no answers. If they propose incorporating exactly 34 spots in the village, and the rest of you have to park in Nevada and take a bus, well, yeah, freak out to your heart's content. And I'll come back and eat whatever crow you are serving.
All this being said, I understand that it sucks to lose the lots -- totally have undergone that at Copper, and the last large close-in lot (still a pay lot) is approved to removed for more hotel space. When we bought a place, I wouldn't even look at the newer buildings that were on "my" old lots. I wanted one of the original buildings, just.. because. Not as a protest, exactly, but something. But honestly, it doesn't really matter. There are some Intrawest buildings and some old 70s fortress-y looking things, and ... who cares. As long as they keep improving the on-mountain experience, which they have been doing, I don't care what they do to the village. Unless they take out the bars, that would be a problem.