With one hotel already under construction, the first residential neighborhood in the Mayflower Mountain Resort, on the back side of Deer Valley Resort in Wasatch County, is close to being approved.
The MIDA development review committee approved the Pioche subdivision at its meeting last week. The Pioche Estates will consist of 36 single family homes, 66 town homes and two commercial buildings.
MIDA is the Military Instillation Development Authority, a state agency created by Utah Legislature to develop military land. Its project area encompasses the Mayflower Resort as well as well as thousands of acres near the Jordanelle Reservoir.
The development review committee heard a presentation from Extell, the owner of the Mayflower development. Members of the review committee include former Wasatch County manager Mike Davis, Wasatch Fire Chief Ernie Giles, Wasatch planning director Doug Smith and others.
The committee recommended approval of the subdivision with conditions surrounding fire safety. The development plans now go on to the MIDA board of directors for final approval.
Brooke Hontz, Vice President of Development at Extell, also gave an update on recreation trails and facilities.
She said the ski lifts could be ready for use in as soon as two years, or as far out as four. The company has not set an official timeline for the ski lift installation.
Most of the ski, bike and hiking trails under construction will be open to the public. Those that will be private are to access ski-in, ski-out homes.
“Our hiking and biking trails are making immense progress,” she said, “due to the dry conditions that’ve been beneficial in many ways to that moving forward.”
The MIDA board of directors’ next meeting will take place on August 3.