Council approves amendments to CSP
In three separate motions, Mammoth Town Council voted 4-0 on Wednesday, July 20 to approve the Old Mammoth Place Amendment Project, including finding the project consistent with the Addendum to the Clearwater Specific Plan Environmental Impact Report. This will allow property developer Jim Demitrades’ six-story, 65-foot condo-hotel project to move forward, almost a decade after the plan was first proposed and seven years after the EIR for the previous iteration of the Clearwater Specific Plan (CSP) was prepared.
There were three amendments to the CSP that Council approved Wednesday: that minor edits be made to the original CSP, that that the maximum height of the proposed building be 65 feet rather than the previously-approved 55 feet, and that the requirement to build 8 on-site workforce housing units be exempted through a Housing Impact Mitigation Fee. “We care tremendously about workforce housing, but… you have people spending $500 a night to stay in a room and that gets tricky,” said Brent Truax at a June 15 meetinof the Planning and Economic Development Commission, in which the PEDC moved 4-0 to recommend that Town Council approve the proposed CSP amendments.