At Wednesday’s special meeting of Mammoth’s Planning and Economic Development Commission, commissioners reviewed and heard public commentary on a new design for the development known as Old Mammoth Place (OMP), that included amendments to the Clearwater (project’s former name) Specific Plan (CSP), passed by Town Council in January 2009.
The six acre property at the corner of Old Mammoth Road and Sierra Nevada Road is owned by the Demetriades family of Sierra Nevada Resort and Spa and Mammoth Metric, LLC. Brent Truax, General Manager at Sierra Nevada Resort and Spa spoke on behalf of the Metric Mammoth, LLC, with architect John Ashbrook of Bull Stockwell Allen, Architecture and Planning.
Truax is seeking two amendments to the original CSP. The plan, which received a lot of public scrutiny from 2007-2010, included 488 bedrooms, 340 residential units, 17,000 square feet of restaurant space, 20,000 sf of commercial space, and a 9,500 sf conference space. The facility included 597 of 619 needed underground parking spaces, a vehicular mid-block connector between Old Mammoth Road and Laurel Mountain Road, and a promise that the building would be no higher than 5 stories or 55 feet. The building footprint was 125,344 sf, 48% of the overall building site.