This project has caused some controversy because that area at the base of Baldy is drop dead beautiful and some people do onto want to see it developed into a resort. The developers have promised to be eco friendly and sensitive to the surroundings, so this can turn out to be a positive for Ketchum along with the other projects under way nearby.
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"This is truly a historic moment for our town."
Ketchum Mayor Randy Hall was not using hyperbole when he prefaced a unanimous vote by the City Council to approve the Warm Springs Ranch Resort applications for a planned-unit development and annexation into the city.
At a special meeting on Thursday, the second in as many nights, the council wrapped up an approximately two-year planning process, including over a dozen public hearings, on the proposed five-star, 78-acre resort.
With the council's approval, Park City-based developer DDRM Greatplace can move forward with its plans to construct a 538,151-square-foot luxury hotel along with a nine-hole golf course, spa, event house, villas, estate lots and workforce housing for 93 employees. The hotel, as currently designed, will include nine floors, one of which will be completely underground, and have a maximum height of 93 feet, well above the 44-foot zoning restriction.