KSL, the owner’s of Squaw Valley ski resort, have just publicly released a model of what their proposed village would look like. Make no mistake, this village would be a major change to the area in many significant ways.
If approved, the village would be built in 3 phases. Phase 1 (see photo above) would take 5 years to complete. Phase 2 & 3 would be developed barring the success of the the Phase 1 and would take 10 years to complete.
This model reveals a village that will include 100 acres, a 132,000-square foot aquatic/adventure center, and 1,000 residential units.
This village plan is ambitious, big, and would take 10-15 years to complete. By then, the Alpine-Squaw-Whitewolf connection should be done.
VILLAGE MODEL HIGHLIGHTS:
1. Squaw Creek would be restored and have a walkway put in next to it at a cost of $1.5 million
2. Grand Camp = a 132,000-square foot building with indoor aquatic center, indoor play structures, interactive gaming
3. The Olympic House would be destroyed & The Chammy would be awkwardly saved
4. Ice Rink near funitel
5. The rest will mostly be lodging with a sprinkle of restaurants and retail shops
MAJOR QUESTIONS TO BE ADDRESSED:
1. Can highway 89 and Squaw Valley Rd. handle this kind of traffic?
2. Will this village be a major economic boost to local residents?
3. Is the local community behind this project?
4. What environmental impact will this village have on local flora and fauna
5. How will this affect crowds at the ski resort, especially on holidays
Read more here: Moonshine Ink
You can see this Village Model next to the old Granite Chief and the Sierra Sotheby’s Reality office in the Village from 10am-4pm everyday but Sunday.