Copper considers new gas station
COPPER MOUNTAIN – Intrawest received preliminary approval in June to replace its landmark Conoco gas station at the entrance to Copper Mountain Resort with a larger outpost that will offer more services like sandwiches and a coffee shop. With a site plan approval in hand, the 5,000-square-foot project is under consideration by the Summit County planning department. The project calls for the demolition of the gas station across the street from the resort entrance on Highway 91. If the plan goes forward, the 1.5-acre parcel will include a new gas station, convenience store, sandwich shop, coffee shop, plus new covered gas pumps. Parking will increase to 30 spaces. “It’s going be a beautiful project,” said Copper’s Graeme Bilenduke.Bilenduke expected a decision whether to go ahead from resort owner Intrawest and the county planning department in the next few weeks. Once a decision is made, project construction can begin either this fall or in the spring.