Burke Mountain Ski Area,Burke Mountain Ski Area received partial findings yesterday for their Act 250 Master Plan application, a detailed roadmap for future development at the resort. The findings are a culmination of several years of studies, assessments, and designs completed by Burke Mountain beginning in late 2005 which provide the State with an overview of the project and compliance with the environmental standards of the State of Vermont. The proposed project includes the development of up to; 1000 residential units, commercial space, 155 acres of additional ski terrain, 3 new ski lifts, snowmaking improvements, additional summer recreation facilities, and expanded infrastructure to support the project.‘We are still reviewing the findings, but our initial assessment is very positive. The (Act 250) Commission was provided with a significant amount of information for review and has used that information to provide Burke with full findings on a number of criteria and very clear guidance on what will be required from Burke in the future. The findings provided will take a significant amount of ambiguity out of what will be required for future construction applications and will result in a much quicker preparation and review period for the Mountain,’ said Tim McGuire Vice President of the Resort.Due to the broad scope of the project and the current market conditions, the Commission increased the duration of the findings from the standard five year time frame to ten years. Burke Mountain initially submitted the application in early November 2009 and has since been working with the Commission through numerous public hearings and correspondence. ‘This is the first all encompassing Master Plan process that Burke has completed in its 50+ year history, we cannot stress the importance of working through this significant undertaking’ stated McGuire. ‘We look forward to using the findings provided to move forward with several projects that we have been working on in the very near future.’Burke Mountain owns over 1740 acres of land and leases an additional 850+ acres from the State of Vermont located in East Burke. The ski area has been in continual operation for over 55 years and currently provides over 2,000 vertical feet of uninterrupted skiing on over 250 acres of skiable terrain. Source: Burke. 8.26.2010
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