A Village for Killington

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SP Land Company's Development At Killington Resort, Designed By Global Firm, Hart Howerton, Secures Approval

Killington Resort slated to be first of its kind ski village in New England 

NEW YORK, -- The much-anticipated village at the base of the Killington Resort in Vermont has secured Act 250 approval to construct Phase I of the Killington Village Master Plan following a rigorous, multi-year approval process. Developed by SP Land Company, with master planning and architectural design by Hart Howerton, the base village is slated to be the first of its kind in New England.

Lessons taken from Hart Howerton's deep experience working in North America's premiere mountain destinations, where historic towns and villages are intertwined with ski operations and year round activity, have shaped the vision for a place that reflects the unique character of Vermont and the Killington landscape. Vermont's first true ski town will enhance the visitor and resident experience while complementing Powdr's on-mountain ski operations through a new, consolidated base lodge and ski bridge spanning Killington Road, along with SP Land's creation of social, apres ski settings along the walkable village streets and Town Green.

Implementation of the village master plan will begin with Phase I comprising: 193 residential units in the village core; 31,622 square feet of retail/ commercial; replacing the existing Snowshed and Ramshead Lodges with a single new 77,000 square foot skier services building; and a 32-lot Ramshead Brook slopeside residential subdivision.  Subsequent phases of the Killington Village Master Plan will include approximately an additional 2,000 housing units and up to 91,500 square feet of additional commercial development.

"Great places start with great vision, Hart Howerton took the lead in creating an outstanding land plan for us here at Killington and followed up that work by taking the lead on the design of Phase I improvements in the Village Core.  Their involvement is the key to the success of our overall team and seeing this development through," said SP Land President, Steve Selbo.  

"When Hart Howerton was first approached by SP Land Company in 2004, our team of architects and planners set out to create a vibrant, year-round village that would be a healthy, pedestrian-friendly heart for Killington," Hart Howerton CEO, Jim Tinson, stated.

About SP Land Company

Founded in 2004 and Headquartered  in Killington, Vermont, SP Land Company is a single purpose land development company managed by Dallas-based E2M Partners.  SP Land has sought and received master plan approval for 2,300 residential units on eight development areas within vicinity of the Killington Resort. 

About Hart Howerton

Headquartered in New York and San Francisco, Hart Howerton's practice is designing complete environments – exceptional buildings, communities and places – in special situations, where a unique historic or natural environment requires an especially thoughtful and innovative solution. The firm applies an integrated approach to master planning, architecture, and landscape design to create value for their clients, helping them achieve the full potential of their vision and their land assets. 

In addition to Killington Village, Hart Howerton is currently helping to shape the future of landmark mountain environments like the Yellowstone Club, Spanish Peaks and Moonlight Basin, Big Sky, Montana; Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico; Mammoth Mountain, California; and Empire Pass/ Deer Valley, Park City, Utah.

Comments

  • JMaulJMaul advanced
    Posts: 205
    Shuttle bus parking for everyone, except for "The Have's" that will purchase.
    You ski because even if you don't do it well, it's still a blast....
  • lotsoskiinglotsoskiing expert
    Posts: 563
    Does Killington own the land west of Ram's Head, along the ridge to Pico? Would make sense to put some lifts and terrain up there if this buildout happens, but maybe that waits until the interconnect....which will never happen, it seems.

    If they are expecting more traffic, they need more terrain, IMO. Huge ski area already, yes, but on busy days the slopes are scary (like they are at all big resorts, I get it). 
  • JMaulJMaul advanced
    edited February 7 Posts: 205
    Does Killington own the land west of Ram's Head, along the ridge to Pico? Would make sense to put some lifts and terrain up there if this buildout happens, but maybe that waits until the interconnect....which will never happen, it seems.

    If they are expecting more traffic, they need more terrain, IMO. Huge ski area already, yes, but on busy days the slopes are scary (like they are at all big resorts, I get it). 
    I don't think the interconnect will ever happen, tho they continue to renew the ACT250 Permit.

    They need to widen the connector trails. That would help with many crowded & hazardous situations.

    I am putting together an overlay that shows the shift in parking. K1 lot will get smaller. Vale, Ramshead, Snowshed lots go buh-bye.

    EDIT - Just noticed a more current Village Area Plan, so parking may not be as bad in the Snowshed area.
    You ski because even if you don't do it well, it's still a blast....
  • rickbolgerrickbolger expert
    Posts: 956
    >>  replacing the existing Ramshead Lodge

    BOO!

    Another Potemkin Village.

    I just survived the "Epic" version  8-|  at Keystone.  As long as people keep lining up and paying, we're going to get more and more of these.  
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