Mountain Shadows Annexation Public Hearing; Teton Lodge & Outfitters sketch plan review;
Victor Village & Victory Ranch Sketch plan reviews
Mountain Shadows Annexation
Val Kunz, representing the Mountain Shadows subdivision located on the western edge of Victor, presented his case for annexation and R1 zoning of 58.82 acres adjacent to the existing subdivision. Two comments were heard: VARD's Ian Tuttle spoke neutrally (our comments can be read on our website under Public Comments), as did County resident Theresa Lerch, who was not opposed to the development but expressed concerns about construction trash and debris, as well as dust suppression on both Baseline Road and 775 South. The annexation and rezone passed unanimously, with P&Z commissioner Jeff Secrest acknowledging the need for enforcing dust abatement and construction waste management.
Teton Lodge and Outfitters Sketch Plan Review
John Brund, representing Teton Lodge & Outfitters, proposed a roughly 120,000 square foot resort lodge to be located on the North edge of Victor. The proposal showed four buildings, each roughly 30,000 square feet, with underground parking. The P&Z commission's biggest concern was the size and height of the lodge. “These are the biggest buildings that have come to Victor,” said one commissioner. The roofs are ten feet taller than the allowed building height and the applicant asked for a variance. Another major concern is traffic impact; the driveways open onto Highway 33, which is already dangerously busy. Such a large project merits close public scrutiny and we urge you to check the plans at Victor City Hall and make your comments at the upcoming hearing (we will inform you of the date when it is set).
Victor Village North and Victory Ranch Sketch Plan Review
Travis Thompson, representing Victor Mountain Retreat LLC, presented for sketch plan review two very large subdivision and annexation proposals. The most notable aspect of the two projects is the developer's offer to fund and build a $13M sewer treatment plant for the city. The Victor Village North will add 196 units to the Victor housing market, comprised of fourplexes, duplexes, and single-family homes. The developer expressed his hope to provide “affordable housing opportunities” with the fourplex units in the $175k-$250k range, and cited the projects going up behind the old Ford garage North of Driggs as a comparable development.
Victory Ranch is another large project, and the developer stated in the meeting that he intends to restore stretches of Trail Creek and add a trail system along the creek with plenty of public access. P&Z members responded that they thought this would be a great benefit to the community. Both proposals are on file at Victor City Hall and will go to a public hearing for comments and further review soon (we will inform you when the date is set).