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The Planned Resort Master Plan shall include design guidelines, and a mechanism for their
implementation, that establish design parameters for both buildings and spaces in the Planned
Resort. The design theme of the resort shall be defined by the applicant and be consistent with the
standards of this Section.
The following Design Guidelines establish aesthetic and functional standards for development at
Grand Targhee Resort. All design standards that apply to the Master Plan are included in this
The Design Guidelines will be administered by a Design Review Committee to be established by
Grand Targhee Resort. This committee will formulate the requirement for the submission process
and material to be submitted. They will also be responsible for reviewing and granting approvals
for requested variances to the Design Guidelines.
The design theme of the Grand Targhee Resort shall have an emphasis on outdoor
recreational activities and create a sense of place. A sense of place is created when site
planning and architecture:

Concentrate activities and human interaction into identifiable spaces, such as a plaza
or mall;
assemble a built environment that connects buildings, spaces and structures through
common scale, design and materials;
incorporate into the built environment the natural features and cultural heritage of the
area; and
produce an identifiable image that is associated with the planned resort.

1. Overall Character
Grand Targhee Resort is looking to the character and heritage of the region in search of a
style which is rooted in mountain architecture yet is expressive of its own unique
qualities of place.
The overall character of Grand Targhee Resort is proposed to be enhanced by:

A dense resort center with concentrated building mass and form, surrounded by lower
density development that provides a transition to the natural areas;
A center of activity that has a human scale provided by design elements such as
arcades and the articulation of doors and windows;
Creation of design guidelines which dictate sustainability mechanisms and direct the
construction of buildings;
Buildings which recall the form and massing of mountain architecture and bring to
these forms indigenous colors and materials;
A strong presence of native landscape as viewed from the center and from the
Strong pedestrian emphasis and a reduction in vehicular traffic and parking needs;

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A continued compatibility with surrounding wildlife and natural environment;
Maintaining public access to the National Forest.

There shall be visual continuity among the resort structures and design elements without
unduly limiting variety in design. Development shall be compatible with the surrounding
built and natural environment in both scale and character. 7-A: Resort Imagery, provides a
sense of the proposed character of the resort, with a strong focus on the outdoors.
2. Plan Area Concepts
The Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan includes two plan areas: the Resort Center Plan
Area and the Residential and Accommodation Plan. Many of the design guidelines are
applicable to development in both plan areas. However, there are circumstances where
the design guidelines address specific requirements on an area-by-area basis based on the
differences of the characters of the two areas. The following is a brief summary of the
character and design guidelines approach to each of the plan areas and the land uses
allowed within them:

Resort Center Plan Area
This area has three “faces.” There is a high activity internally oriented mixed-use
pedestrian center, a public lands oriented outer edge area, and an open space area
with natural attributes to the setting. In the latter two areas, components of the built
environment will blend harmoniously with the natural environment. Development
will not impact the public lands. For example, there will be no bright lights or intense
reflectivity. Manmade intervention will be intended to enhance the natural qualities
of the area and provide opportunities for increased human interaction with nature.
In the high activity area, there will be enhanced building density, exciting
architectural form, mass and detailing, brighter lights, color, signs, decorative
planting and other “high energy” elements. This center will have the feel of a
pedestrian oriented “resort” fabric, see 7-B: Illustrative Master Plan.
In the resort center, the relationship between roads and buildings should be
considered in terms of creating civic and pedestrian spaces. Therefore, buildings
should be located close to the edges of the roads. The main circulation route shall be
a pedestrian street that also serves for emergency and service access. A public plaza
shall be created where the retail center intersects with the base of the lifts and
skiing/snowboarding area.

Residential and Accommodation Plan Area
This area will accommodate primarily lower density housing such as single family
houses, cabins and townhomes. In these areas the natural setting will dominate. The
project will have a soft landscape feel and will be well integrated into the existing
natural landscape. All recreational facilities will be accommodated in the other two
plan areas. Therefore, elements such as tennis courts or pools are not allowed in this
plan area. There will be primarily native plantings, muted tones, and minimal

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Minimize use of retaining walls. SITE PLANNING Careful consideration shall be given to site planning at Grand Targhee Resort. except as may be required to reduce lot grading and to preserve natural land forms. including the positioning and integration of buildings within their surroundings to minimize their impact on the environment and limit site disturbance. provided successful revegetation and erosion control will be achieved. There should be appropriate level changes in structures to respond to existing grades and integration of the manmade site elements into the land. Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven. 7-C: Grading Plan.5 January 2009 . grading will not be permitted into the ski slope without the express permission/approval of the Grand Targhee Resort. Buildings shall be designed to fit their sites rather than adjusting the site to fit the building. Where lots abut ski slopes or ski easements. It is critical to consider aesthetics as well as erosion control needs. This area will be more heavily structured than the lower density residential and accommodation areas. Cuts and fills must be kept to a minimum to reduce visual impact.B. Balance cut and fill to extent possible to reduce import or export of earth. Strict limitations will be placed upon areas under construction to minimize site disturbance. Grading The goals for appropriate grading are to integrate buildings and site improvements into the site and minimize the negative impacts of grading during construction and for the finished project. Design Element 7. Considerations for Lower Density Residential and Accommodation Areas     Grading shall be contained within the boundaries of the lot. Within the resort center additional grading may be approved to reshape and improve artificial slopes and embankments. Cut and fill slopes shall not exceed 2:1 gradient. 1. An exception may be considered to allow slopes up to 1:1 gradient. Considerations for all Plan Areas    Create smooth slope transitions between grade changes. land planning and design principles. This section provides direction for design professionals on site evaluation.


and tall trees that may shade solar gain. shall be arranged with views of surrounding landscape features and access to the principal resort recreational amenities. wildflowers and native grasses. concrete.. etc.  Drain water away from buildings at a minimum 3% slope except where there is adjacent paving which may slope at a minimum of 1. 3.Drainage Provide safe and efficient drainage and minimize deviation of the natural flow of run-off on the property. Thermal mass surface related to south facing glazing is recommended.5%. including trees.  Where construction and development will obstruct natural drainage patterns. More thermal mass means less temperature fluctuation. both a positive and negative quality. Buildings at Grand Targhee Resort should be sited for the best solar orientation.  Natural features of the site. Designers must also take into consideration the potential of landscape features. surface runoff should be redirected to existing drainages or new swales using appropriate water quality standards.  All detention of the 10-year storm must be provided within the overall privately owned land parcel. water bodies.5:1). Ideally they should have at least 50% of their orientation within 15 degrees of true south and within the acceptable solar angle range. tile and water. other buildings. shall be preserved and Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven. Natural Resources  The site design shall highlight the natural resources within the Grand Targhee Resort and integrate them into the layout of the resort in order to promote a connection to the natural environment.  Detention/Retention basins must be graded with gradual slopes (of less than 2. such that they blend with the adjacent landform.7 January 2009 . Appropriate thermal mass materials are stone. generally.  The drainage plan for the developments must conform to the Stormwater Drainage Master Plan and be approved by Teton County. brick. 4. Design Element 7. such as significant vegetation. A primary design objective is to ensure drainage improvements become part of or blend into the surrounding landforms. Buildings should not substantially shade the solar aperture of another building. Orientation and Aspect Structures and public spaces within Grand Targhee.

incorporated into the project design to the extent practicable.  All areas to be graded must have a grading and revegetation plan. access and primary landscaping that reinforce the street and/or plaza as the primary organizing element in the area. the key properties and uses of the major public spaces are identified. pedestrian friendly. it should be screened as much as possible from the street either by the placement of other uses and/or with attractive landscaping. these significant natural features have been excluded from the developable area. human scale areas that promote interaction and activity. Design Element 7. colorful seasonal plantings and a variety of street furnishings that are functional.  Building Siting and Orientation Buildings shall be sited to create meaningful outdoor spaces and shall have facades.  Materials and Outdoor Furniture The ground surfaces of the public spaces should be walkable and attractive. The plaza should accommodate public events.  View Corridors View corridors to the mountain shall be preserved and enhanced in the main public spaces and pedestrian streets  Parking Siting Parking structures should avoid creating impacts to the primary and secondary public spaces and streets. and provide seating and viewing Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven.  Main Plaza The main plaza is located at the base of the primary lift that serves the mountain.  Single family building envelopes are to be carefully located to avoid mature trees to the extent possible.  Vegetative materials must be mulched or recycled. Public Spaces The site plan identifies open space areas that are important public places in the resort center plan area of Grand Targhee Resort. direct the siting of buildings to reinforce the public spaces as vibrant. This shall be a focal point in the resort center and shall include special paving treatment and signage. attractive and belong to a coordinated family of furniture. For the most part. 5. The area to be protected extends to the drip line of the tree.8 January 2009 .  All mature trees not impacted by construction must be protected from construction with hazard fencing. The following guidelines firstly. It has been defined by its build-to lines and a minimum width of 40 feet. Where a parking garage use exists above grade. Construction of homes shall only occur within the specified building envelope. long lasting. Secondly. Parking garages are intended to be built as below grade structures. Only native plant species shall be used for revegetation of disturbed areas. The public areas should include street trees.

There shall be opportunities for people to interact with this element. Standards for these streets are shown on 9-D: Fire Protection Plan. Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven. Pathways and Pedestrian Facilities Pathways and pedestrian facilities. convenient. to public lands regional trails.  Resort Center Pedestrian Streets . and secondly as service or emergency access routes.opportunities.9 January 2009 . including accessible routes in the primary circulation areas. along with seating areas and shelter from the elements. Appropriate surface materials are to be selected based on the level of use of the paths as follows: . and direct access throughout the resort. outdoor seating.Use of pedestrian streets and plazas is encouraged for activities such as dining. through direct visual contact and/or signage. The site shall provide an attractive.Moderate usage – crusher fines. transit facilities and the planned community pathway system within the resort.Retail owners may place goods in the pedestrian streets or otherwise use the outdoor spaces to attract customers.dirt and/or single travel primitive trail  The resort center will be a combined effort between individual developments.  Bus and Shuttle Drop-off Areas The bus and shuttle drop off locations serve a key function in the pedestrian oriented operation of the resort. 6. The drop–off areas shall be well signed. They shall provide adequate space for people to wait comfortably.Low to minimal usage . shall be integral components of the site design. . outdoor atmosphere that encourages use and reliance upon pathways and walkways. mulch or similar approved surface .  Each resort development shall incorporate public seating spaces. Design Element 7.High usage – paved . Developers shall provide continuous trail linkages between their individual projects and the circulation system identified on the Grand Targhee Resort Circulation Plan. It should be easy for a visitor to the resort to find the main plaza. The responsibility for continuity in design of circulation routes rests with all property owners involved.  Water Feature A water feature is shown flowing from the main plaza to the pond area.In the resort center there are routes that shall serve primarily as pedestrian routes. . easy to find and have good solar access. performances and so forth.  Pathway and pedestrian systems shall provide safe. The water feature is an important functional and visual unifying element of the resort center. terraces and access to retail uses along the major pedestrian ways and common open space areas.

Where site or development conditions make full accessibility infeasible. etc. . Parking and Circulation  Site design shall integrate safe.Shall be a minimum six (6) feet wide  Trails connecting the resort center to regional recreational uses. Primitive hiking trails shall be 2 feet wide.  Primary pedestrian walkways: . a snowmelted surface is recommended. and shelters if appropriate  Secondary pedestrian walkways: .  Where possible. 7.e. walkways should be located and aligned to maximize relationships with surrounding natural features. and direct access to transportation services and facilities (i. Roadways.  Curb drops should occur as a natural extension of the walkway. Design Element 7 -10 January 2009 . shall be provided at various destination points within the resort. for example.  Walkways are paved pedestrian connections in the resort center. where limited solar access is possible.  All pedestrian walkways (excluding primitive trails) should be accessible to all to the extent practicable. especially on stairs and sloping walkways. an alternative accessible route must be provided.  On unprotected major pedestrian walkways in the resort center. convenient.Exposed aggregate paving .. Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven.5% minimum slopes shall be required for all paved walkway areas.Colored and scored concrete . Bicycle racks.Stone pavers set on sand or over a concrete slab . ski racks. Materials shall consist of any of the following: .Shall provide areas for vehicle drop-off. information kiosks) and shall incorporate the facilities necessary for the proper functioning of the Transportation Demand Management Plan.Shall be minimum eight (8) feet wide for a majority of the walkway length and provide adequate space for pedestrian movement . allowing pedestrians to pass from a walkway. bus shelters.Trail materials shall be gravel-surfaced or compacted earth with a minimum width of 3 feet for foot trails and 6 feet for multi-use non-motorized trails.Pre-cast unit pavers  Ten percent (10%) maximum and . down a ramp and onto a street crossing without deviating from the direction of the walkway or crossing.Shall provide clear and consolidated signage and lighting .

Minimum Parking Standards: The minimum standards for parking areas shall be: - 90 degree parking Stall width – nine (9) feet Stall length – 18 feet Aisle width – 24 feet - 60 degree parking Stall width – nine (9) feet Stall length – 22 feet measured perpendicular Aisle width – 18 feet one way - 45 degree parking Stall width – nine (9) feet Stall length – 21 feet measured perpendicular Aisle width – 13 feet one way - Parallel parking Stall width – nine (9) feet Stall length – 22 feet Aisle width – 12 feet one way Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven. Highway 76 shall have a right-of-way width of 60 feet. Comprehensive Environmental Mitigation Plan). Driveways – at the single family lots. If the Teton County-wide standards are modified. Design Element 7 -11 January 2009 . those standards shall also be used in the PUD.  Paved Roadway Widths Widths and surface areas should be minimized as per the following road standards which are conceptual for the PUD. Service/Emergency access routes that are also pedestrian streets shall be a minimum of 20 feet wide.  Roadways may be sited on natural or man-made slopes greater than 25% provided they follow the steep slope mitigation plan (see Section 14) and measures are applied. and to minimize disruption of the existing landscape. Driveways shall be permitted on natural or man-made slopes over 25% grade subject to the steep slope mitigation plan (see section 14. -  Right-of-way width for roadways in Grand Targhee Resort shall be a minimum of 50 feet. driveways shall be kept to 12 feet minimum width and 14 feet maximum in order to minimize disturbance. Roadways within the Resort Center that provide parallel parking shall have a minimum right-of-way width of 60 feet. Roadway design should fit the land and provide safe movement and crossings for pedestrians as well as develop adequate roadside space for snow management. Roadways should be designed and located with minimal impact on significant natural features such as large or significant plant materials or drainage ways. The road driving surface shall be 20 feet wide.

or trash of any kind shall be placed or permitted to accumulate on any parcel or lot. Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven. Service access shall not create unsafe conflicts with automobile and pedestrian access to primary destinations within the resort. All utility and service lines shall be buried. gas vents and valves. Trash and garbage shall be stored in an enclosure which will prevent wildlife access. including electric and telephone lines. Service and Access       Safe vehicular access. The goal for placing concrete pads for all utility appurtenances shall be to achieve a surface that is no more than six inches above the adjoining finished grade. 9. All service areas. Loading docks shall be permitted at the ratio of one dock per 25. Property or business owners are encouraged to seek joint solutions to service and loading needs where practicable to conserve space and minimize access locations off the main roadways. debris. including trash collection. and delivery shall be provided. Design Element 7 -12 January 2009 . Electric transformers and power pedestals are to be located “square” to adjacent existing site features such as walls or buildings where practical. The total required perimeter landscape for surface parking lots shall be equal to 15% of the area used for parking. This standard may be varied based on site specific slope conditions. 8. service storage areas and equipment shall be integral to the building and screened from the view of the public and adjacent property owners. No fire hydrants shall be placed in walkways. recycling centers or transfer points shall be screened. if needed.Landscape areas for surface parking areas shall also serve as snow storage locations to the extent possible. or at the same elevation and flush with the adjoining walkways. ashes. recycling. Fuel storage tanks may be above ground. appropriate for refuse removal. Walls enclosing these areas shall be compatible with the materials and integral with the forms of the surrounding structures.000 SF commercial space. No rubbish. Utilities       Utility and service facilities need to be incorporated into the commercial lots and tracts in a visually unobtrusive manner. emergency services. shall be located to minimize views from public walkways and open space areas. including electric transformer switch and junction boxes. Fire hydrants shall be located in accordance with the Fire Marshall’s requirements. They shall meet applicable safety codes and shall be screened from view with a constructed screen or landscape planting. The perimeter landscape area may include stands of existing vegetation that have been retained for the purpose of screening the parking lot. Other than for temporary construction activity or maintenance areas. All single family residences shall provide for their parking requirements on each individual lot. cable television switch and junction boxes. Above ground utility appurtenances. and irrigation controllers and valve boxes.

The height. These guidelines are focused on development in the Resort Center Plan Area. Multiple utilities shall be consolidated in one location where possible. Architectural Design and Character Elements  Buildings should reflect the uniquely identifiable regional character and feel like they belong at Grand Targhee Resort in the Teton Mountains. and thematic influences of the region while demonstrating sensitivity to the natural surroundings.  Utility pads on sloped sites shall be constructed level. directness and structural simplicity of the best indigenous structures in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. They should reflect an ability to deal with the severe climate. ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN GUIDELINES The following Architectural Design Guidelines address building character and bulk and scale requirements. C. walls may be required. climatic. The architectural section encourages the design of buildings that are derivative of the vernacular architecture of the Rocky Mountain region. colored concrete or solid timber retaining walls. Modern technology is also adapted to these historic forms in order to meet sustainability requirements. 7-D: Building Imagery shows examples of appropriate building character. cultural. Grand Targhee Resort will develop a modernized version of the historic structures that more fully embrace modern construction techniques and sustainable materials. scale and density guidelines do not apply to the Residential and Accommodation Plan. and grading around the perimeter shall be sloped at no greater than 2: 1. Design Element 7 -13 January 2009 . however. geographic. Walls may be stone veneer. and have the honesty. 1. Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven. This vernacular style of architecture incorporates the historic. Graded slopes are preferred.


This may be accomplished with low roofs or arcades.building mass must bend or step into a new plane . many old structures will be phased out and replaced. thereby increasing their volume while maintaining a comfortable height. unless faced with wood or stone. Building Massing and Scale            Commercial and lodging structures shall be massed in relationship to existing topography. Design Element 7 -15 January 2009 . but not elaborate. one of the following shall occur: .  The intention of the guidelines is to encourage the evolution of the resort center while preserving views and solar exposure in public spaces. and reinforce positive outdoor space making. As the Master Plan is implemented. for example buildings can step vertically up the hillside.the wall line must be offset a minimum of 10’ . Expansive walls or glass areas must be interrupted with supporting columns of log and/or stone in proportionate scale to the building. the existing buildings are replaced. When the 150’ limit is reached. The existing Grand Targhee Resort is comprised of a mix of concrete block structures. Buildings shall step down along walkways to respond to the pedestrian scale. The guideline below has been established to meet this goal. Large. uninterrupted walls or glass areas shall be avoided. timber and stone buildings. and bulk. Buildings shall be designed as elements of a compound or cluster rather than stand-alone monuments. Architectural elements should be layered with vertical elements to create a sense of depth and a human scale. All sides of buildings should receive equal architectural treatment. Scale and proportions of buildings should be appropriate to a pedestrian environment. Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven.the roofline shall shift up or down at least 10’. as over time. Windows shall be placed to provide architectural interest.  The architecture of the new buildings shall allude to the vernacular past rather than imitating it. 2. Architectural forms shall be simple and practical. The new structures will set the direction for a cohesive character quality place for the future. height. vary in mass. They should be closely spaced. Foundation walls on buildings shall not be exposed for more than two vertical feet. No unbroken expanse of building may exceed 150’ in length. or take on a different ridge alignment Entrances shall be articulated to communicate entry and may be recessed or covered. Buildings shall contain quality details that are harmonious with the overall building architecture.

Buildings in the other plan areas have lower maximum heights as per Section Four. Building Heights The following standards apply to all buildings in the resort center. transmitters. Roofs   Roof materials shall be consistent throughout the village. provided that the maximum height is not exceeded by more than four (4) feet. The height of a building or structure is the vertical dimension measured from any point on the exterior of the building or structure to the nearest point of finished grade. Roofs should be generally sloped but. measured as per the following: Height. and/or Radio or TV antennae or aerials. The term “finished grade” may also mean natural grade when no terrain alteration is proposed. Design Element 7 -16 January 2009 .3. For purposes of measuring height. or where otherwise applicable. vents. Fill which is not necessary to achieve positive drainage or slope stabilization. and roof-top mechanical equipment such as HVAC systems. This is a significant means of enhancing the village character. Special circumstances where a building may exceed the 25-foot limit. such as a prominent building entry. 4. in the range of 4:12 to 9:12. not to include microwave receivers. The following are permitted roof materials and colors: asphalt shingles. finished grade shall mean the grade directly adjacent to the structure based on the approved grading plan. In the resort center one exception to the above height restrictions is permitted. may be approved. or satellite receivers. One building tower of a maximum 800 SF base area may extend up to 68 feet in height as an important visual and identification element. repeaters. cedar shingles. Building or Structure. there should be a minimum 6 feet horizontal change of plane (step) in the façade. Pressed metal roofs are not allowed. or which otherwise proposed clearly to raise the finished floor elevation(s) for any other purposes. The guidelines below have been developed to reduce the perceived scale of a building. Dimensional Limitation Plan and Master Site Plan. Requests for different roof pitches may be submitted for review and approval. copper and metal standing seam and corrugated metal in the approved color range. slate or synthetic slate. shall not be considered finished grade. Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven.  Buildings in the resort center shall have a maximum height of 55 feet. fire retardant shingles. synthetic tile. No part of any structure may exceed the maximum structural height except for the following: - -  Chimneys. - If more than 50% of the perimeter of the building exceeds 25 feet above grade. Stepping the façade a minimum 6 feet horizontally at a 25-foot height is required where buildings abut pedestrian areas. A rusted metal finish is allowed.

Windows and doors should have deep lintels of timber.5 feet above the finished walkway grade. Roofs should be designed to hold snow and to avoid dumping snow in pedestrian areas. Pedestrian and vehicular areas shall be protected from roof snow that sheds off pitched roofs. including energy performance. windows and/or doors shall be located such as not to allow more than 20 feet length of solid wall. occupant comfort and cost. Conventional selection criteria such as aesthetics. For south glazing. up to 25 percent of the total roof mass shall be allowed to be flat roof sections. daylight contribution. Large roof overhangs shall be supported by visible structure. Arcades Arcades are useful in protecting entry areas and areas of external circulation from wind. provide proper sun control and aim for high visible light transmittance and moderate to high solar heat gain coefficient depending on passive solar strategy. Avoid reflective glass. Rooftop equipment and vents shall be concealed with a treatment that is complementary to the building architecture and roof materials.     Provided the predominant roof forms are sloped. Roofs shall be designed with strong consideration to the heavy snowfall in the area. and to add architectural interest to the roofscape. with relating heights and materials. 5. colored glass or curtain wall glass. to enhance the usability of attic spaces. for example heavy timber beams or knee braces. It is preferable to use locally available materials. In retail use areas. West and east facing glazing should be selected to block solar gain and glare.    The minimum height of arcade roofs is 7. Door and Windows         Recessed entries provide shelter and help to define the entrances to buildings and shops. Exterior Surfaces and Materials One goal of environmentally responsible development is to reduce the life cycle impacts associated with materials used in construction. Avoid vinyl or PVC windows for environmental and performance reasons. architectural integration. Arcades are built of a frame structure with a solid roof or covering supported on columns. The selection of glazing should be based on several criteria. Design arcade roofs to provide protection from snowslides. Single plane glass is not allowed. They also prevent door swings into the sidewalks. performance. rain and snow. Entries. Dormers are encouraged in roof slopes greater than 6:12 to break large expanses of roof. They serve a vital climate-control function. All arcades shall be complementary with adjacent arcades. stone or steel above the window opening. They also lend a human scale and visual interest to the building façade. Design Element 7 -17 January 2009 . 7. 6. provide structure for pedestrian signage and are encouraged along the pedestrian areas in Grand Targhee Resort. durability and Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven.

7-E: Landscape and Lighting Zones Plan. This includes specific requirements for site grading and drainage. illustrates different areas in the resort that receive different types of landscape treatment. emission of pollutants. for example. Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven. and tree protection and revegetation. shall be consistent with the overall design theme of the resort. including hardscape areas. Buildings should sit on a base that is sized to be in scale with the building. For example. especially wooded areas and other significant vegetation which provides shelter or habitat for wildlife. cut and fill. stucco or synthetic stucco (the latter above ground level). Informal planting masses are appropriate. Materials should be limited for simplicity. Design Element 7 -18 January 2009 . consumption of large amounts of energy or resource depletion. natural finish.        Wall finishes may be horizontal or vertical wood siding. and give the feel of being firmly rooted to the ground. While these points should be given serious consideration when selecting building materials. heavy timbers. trim and signage. Use of indigenous plant materials is encouraged. Colors shall generally be muted to emphasize the “natural” qualities of materials and emphasize a sense of continuity with the surroundings. cultured stone. Non-reflective materials shall be used except for specially approved circumstances. Wood may be painted or stained. Stone should have a rough. Non-combustible materials may also be used and should to the extent possible have a similar look to the above-recommended materials. Buildings should have textured elevations with a visible structural purpose. Existing vegetation shall be preserved and incorporated into the design of the project to the extent practical. and as transparent as possible. These materials must withstand the extreme weather conditions and snow piling at the foundation. Base materials shall consist of stone or colored concrete. D. windows. the general premise for Grand Targhee Resort is that materials shall be nonhazardous and non-polluting. The goals for landscape design at Grand Targhee Resort are to ensure a sustainable and aesthetically pleasing landscape that maintains the mountain character of the site. rusted metal. glassy. such as on doors. natural stone. following. Bright colors shall be used for accent only. wood shingles.  Development at Grand Targhee Resort should appear to blend with the surrounding landscape. These considerations include whether the manufacture of the material caused negative impacts. the resort center area will have a greater area of hardscape surfaces and more ornamental planting while the residential and accommodation areas will have natural appearing landscapes that are dominated by native plant materials.cost should be weighed against environmental considerations. but should avoid the appearance of a continuous glass curtain-wall by breaking the façade with elements of stone and/or timber. Indigenous plant communities and planting guidelines will be covered along with approved native and adapted plant lists. Retail storefronts should appear light. LANDSCAPING Project landscaping.not polished.


The area where the resort center and accommodation structures orient to the base of the ski slope is an especially important zone for pedestrian activity and place creation. Drawing on strong regional landscape forms such as aspen groves. 2. for example a street lined with trees. scale and position on the land. Attachment B: Grand Targhee Resort Vegetation Management Plan for a list of plants such as chokeberry or other fruit bearing trees or shrubs. Landscape Design Elements Include:     Plant Materials . Landscape Furnishings include benches and seating areas. the landscape design for Grand Targhee Resort will reflect both the forest and the meadow. Planting of vegetation that attracts bears is strongly discouraged. Primarily native wildflower and grass mix. Native plants are required in all areas except for in the resort center where ornamental planting may be used for accent or special intention. Ornamental planting may be used in intensively developed areas of the resort center and in pots. 3. Design Element 7 -20 January 2009 . Plants shall be selected based on adaptability to climate and complementary character with the surrounding buildings and natural environment. Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven. they shall be identified and approved by the administrators of the Design Guidelines prior to their removal.   Public spaces may be defined with more formal planting. provided they remain within the building envelope and are screened from public view with native plantings and do not exceed 4. Hardscape areas include the paved areas in the resort center. Landscape site walls are important site elements and should be carefully designed. Planting compositions that echo the natural vegetative patterns are recommended. and meadows. The use of recycled materials for landscape furnishing is encouraged. including hardscape and street furniture elements. Planting At Single Family Lots. and will be emphasized through the landscape design.Native plant materials should be used to the extent possible. see Section 14. spruce stands.000 SF of area. rock outcroppings. Townhomes and Cabins     The concept for planting around these areas is to create the appearance of buildings immediately surrounded by the natural environment. if large trees are to be removed outside the building envelope. Plant massings should look natural in form. Bluegrass and lawns are permitted on individual lots. Protection of Existing Vegetation     Minimize removal of existing mature trees Protect vegetation to remain with secured fencing which is highly visible during construction The tree protection zone extends at least to the drip line of the tree At single family lots. 1. and trees native to the site may be used.

walls shall be terraced with a minimum three-foot (3’) horizontal space between the walls for planting. Design Element 7 -21 January 2009 . logs or natural stone that is crafted and carefully fitted together. Where greater height is needed. All walls shall step. Walls on two separate properties shall be coordinated and compatible in height and materials. lighting or signage extensions as approved. Site Walls            Site walls are useful to define outdoor spaces and to extend building masses and public use areas into the landscape. rather than slope.  Irrigation systems shall be zoned based on the water use of plant communities. 7. Stockpiling of Soil All topsoil from disturbed areas shall be stockpiled on site for use on completion of construction. use landscape. Walls are also necessary to retain slopes where the grade would otherwise exceed 2:1. Walls shall have a maximum height of eight (8) feet. and may include solid timber. A landscape architect will determine when plant material is established and irrigation is necessary. Freestanding wall surfaces along primary pedestrian walkways shall be stone veneer. No vertical additions or extensions will be allowed on top of any walls. 6. Freestanding wall surfaces not along primary pedestrian walkways shall be finished with a material compatible with the architecture at Grand Targhee Resort. colored concrete. It is most likely that drip irrigation will be required in the more developed areas. and around parking areas. to accommodate grade changes. Provide necessary drainage behind walls to mitigate hydrostatic pressure. Keystone block retaining walls may be used with careful attention to the use of appropriate color and texture to blend with the surrounds. Landscaping for Energy Efficiency To increase energy efficiency.4. except the possibility of handrails. 5. and shape and orient the building to minimize winter wind turbulence. Walls shall appear to be extensions of buildings and shall be constructed of materials which match the building exterior. MSE walls with appropriate facing are allowed. vegetation or architectural devices to shield buildings from winter wind. Irrigation Irrigation systems will be used only as necessary for the health of the planted landscape. around the lower density residential and accommodation uses. stone exposed within a concrete mass or pressure treated heavy timber or logs. This soil contains valuable native seed and should be reused around the outer edges of the project. Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven.

lighting standards focus on limiting the kind and quantity of light. parking areas and entry areas for safety and function. Design Element 7 -22 January 2009 . indicates zones where specific lighting styles are appropriate. preceding. Alternative power technologies such as solar photovoltaics or fuel cells are encouraged for lighting usage. No flickering or flashing lights shall be permitted. halogen lights. Exterior usage shall include service areas. or any portion of a building shall be permitted.  Lighting fixture types and colors shall complement architecture and landscape elements. E. LIGHTING In order to protect the night sky. In the Resort Center light will create a sense of celebration and encourage people to gather and mingle in the area. High-density floodlights or light sources directed at the viewer are prohibited.  Indirect and concealed lighting shall be used such that the light source is not visible. site walls. lamp. low profile. General lighting guidelines appropriate for all locations include: 1. dimming. Permitted light types include color corrected metal halide (MP). or holograms are permitted. The light shall be contained entirely on-site. and shielded. except for Christmas-type decorative lighting displayed between November 15 and January 10. No searchlights. Lighting standards focus on limiting the quality and quantity of light.  Light fixtures and light placement shall consider minimizing glare and reflection from snow-covered areas. 7-E: Landscape and Lighting Zones. high-pressure sodium (HPS) lights or LED lights. and other best available technology to minimize glare and excessive lighting.  Light sources should be as close to daylight as possible. arcades. Luminaries and other light fixtures shall have a total cut-off of light at an angle less than ninety (90) degrees and shall be located so that the bare light bulb. is essential to preserving night views and minimize light trespass. Selection of luminaries. The Planning Director shall require such techniques as motion sensors. perimeter of a sign.Up-lighting of landscaping will not be permitted. which are shielded or low glare to minimize ambient light. incandescent lights.8. and steps as well as poles and bollards. or light source is completely shielded from direct view from a vantage point five (5) feet above the ground at the perimeter of the lighted area. The objective for the Resort Center is to create a special place at night. laser lights. lighting curfews. walkways. General  All Sketch Plans and Final Development Plans shall include exterior lighting plans. Fencing  Fencing of individual lot perimeters is not permitted. No strings of lights used to highlight a sign.  Prohibited Lights . compact fluorescent lamps.  Lighting should be incorporated within architectural facades. All exterior lighting shall be low-intensity. Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven. with an emphasis on understatement except for in the Resort Center.

Pedestrian Parking and Access Areas  Lighting fixtures located on the uppermost parking structure deck or surface parking lots are to be low-level pole fixtures as required for safety.  Placement of accent lighting may be utilized to highlight special areas in the Resort Center Plan as identified on the Lighting Concept Diagram.  Methods allowing natural light into lower decks of structured parking. Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven. No reflective surfaces shall be allowed in areas facing public lands. parking areas. .0 foot candle average in conjunction with lighting of pedestrian circulation areas 3.Primary Pedestrian Circulation Areas. 4.  Elevator and stairway entrances to parking structures shall include safety lighting.6.  Lighting fixture selection shall be coordinated with signage so that design and materials are complimentary.0 – 2. SIGNS Signs within Grand Targhee Resort should be limited to specific locations where information is needed to direct visitors to key destinations or to communicate regulations for public safety or protection of natural resources. Lighting within parking structures shall be shielded to direct the light within the structures. Design Element 7 -23 January 2009 .1.5 foot candle Major pedestrian areas – 1.0 foot candle average Low density residential streets – no lighting Primarily auto streets . Primary Pedestrian Circulation Areas  Light standards with a maximum height of the light source at 15 feet may be utilized at transit drop-off locations.0 foot candle Major resort center pedestrian areas – 2.0 – 2. Lighting Standards - Minor walkways – 0. Retail signage is a critical element to animate the space and establish the character of the place.1. such as graded openings or light-wells are encouraged. such as sconces or grilled surface fixtures. Height of the light source is not to exceed 15 feet above grade or parking deck surface. above.0 . Façade/Secondary Pedestrian Circulation Areas Freestanding lighting fixtures may be placed along the secondary pedestrian walkways for travel safety. Lighting on architecture or site walls. 2. shall be incorporated at building entries and other areas for safety. 5.0 – 2.  Fixture selection shall be unified throughout the resort. and along primary pedestrian walkways. Soffit lighting may be permitted provided the lighting focuses on illuminating areas that have low reflective qualities. F. see also 3. Lighting of signage for legibility at night may be required.0 foot candles Parking lots .

The main entrance to the Grand Targhee Resort shall create a sense of arrival. retail area or community facility. but not to the back of the sign.Directional . glass alternative and porcelain. wood. Entry and retail identification signs may be lighted from shielded exterior sources. Allowable signage materials include steel. earth tones for the metal frame.Signage will maintain the essence of the regional architectural style using materials in a manner that is consistent with the vernacular of the region. There will be one monument to be located at the Grand Targhee Resort. Materials: Colors: Logo/Lettering: Size: Stone. community facilities. Materials: Colors: Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven. The project logo mark and type Maximum height – 15 foot height and a surface area not to exceed 90 SF unless specifically approved. metals. 1. earth tones for the metal frame. Primary Entry Identification Primary Entry Identification signs should appropriately. stained wood. attractively and clearly mark the major entrance points for the visitor to recognize.Directional . The entrance is easily identifiable and consistent with the design theme of the resort. residential. and glass luminaire. metals. Design Element Stone.Regulatory Trail/Pedestrian . skier facilities Retail Identification at pedestrian level Vehicular .For lodging. Natural colors of the stone. Natural colors of the stone. painted metal detailing. 7 -24 January 2009 . Neon light retail signs may be used in specifically approved locations. and earth tone stains for the wood panels.Street Identification . and earth tone stains for the wood panels.Regulatory Wayfinding Note that the standards apply to the face area of the sign. Signage types have been divided into the following categories:       Primary Entry Identification Secondary Entry Identification . 2. Lighting of signs may be minimized. Secondary Entry Identification Secondary Entry Identification signs identify a service. painted metal detailing. and glass luminaire. enamel. stained wood. metals.

4. and regulatory. metal symbols or other materials such as plastic or metal that are compatible with the mountain environment. Neon signs permitted if specifically approved. b. The pedestrian level includes shops or services that are located in pedestrian malls. Color logo allowed. Street Identification Signs Street identification signs are located on street corners or at major intersections. Directional Signs Directional signs occur near intersections. This location is the only place where a street name should appear. Sign face shall not exceed 60 SF.8'-0". Design Element Wood. metals. steel Natural colors. street identification. enamel. Vehicular Signs Vehicular signs are divided into three categories: directional. 3. a. unless specifically approved. Materials: Colors: Logo/Lettering: Size: Steel. 7 -25 January 2009 . Maximum surface area – 10 SF.Logo/Lettering: Size: All letters and logo marks to be raised dimensional and mounted to the sign surface.9'-6". Maximum height must be a minimum of 7'-0" to bottom of sign if located over walkway or arcade mounted. wood. They should be able to be read at a moderate speed. enamel.10 SF. Large and easily readable from road. Messages should be limited to no more than three lines or other as approved. Large and easily readable from road. Materials: Colors: Lettering: Size: Wood-backing. Maximum height . Type and arrows are dimensional and mounted to panel. Retail Identification Retail identification signs identify a specific service or shop within Grand Targhee Resort. unless specifically approved. Natural tones with bright highlights Large and easily readable from pedestrian area. Natural colors where suitable. metal. Maximum height . Maximum surface area . Maximum height – 8 square feet total surface area. Maximum square footage – 12 square feet Maximum surface area – 30 . Materials: Colors: Lettering: Size: Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven. glass and porcelain.

b. There are two categories of trail/pedestrian signs: directional and regulatory. The intent of the wayfinding sign system is to help visitors transition efficiently and safely from vehicular transportation to the pedestrian walkway system and to skiing.6'-0". Natural colors. Letters can be routed. Natural colors. The backs of these signs can be painted colors similar to other site signage to allow them to blend into the surrounding landscape.8'-0". Maximum surface area – 6 SF. regulations. Symbol signs to be used wherever possible. or attached. These signs must conform to established standards and are regulated by the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Maximum square footage – 10 SF. a. Maximum height . Design Element 7 -26 January 2009 . It is also to help visitors better comprehend their surrounds.c. Traffic sign colors to be MUTCD directed. Trail/Pedestrian Signs Trail or pedestrian signs guide pedestrians and cyclists. The wayfinding sign system may include vehicular directional signs and pedestrian directional signs. Back of sign to be painted a dark color. metal symbol panels mounted on wood posts or similar compatible materials. or hazards. Regulatory Signs Regulatory signs control and warn pedestrians and cyclists of trails use. Materials: Colors: Lettering: Size: Painted or finished metal or stained wood or standard USFS vertical post signs. painted. Natural colors. warnings. Regulatory Signs Regulatory signs control speed. Wayfinding Sign Element A coordinated wayfinding sign system shall be implemented at the Resort.6'-0". MUTCD directed. stops. Maximum height . 5. and parking. Easily readable text. A trail identification system with a logo will be developed. Materials: Colors: Lettering: Size: Painted or finished metal or stained wood. Materials: Colors: Lettering: Size: Clear pine or redwood. The wayfinding Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven. The signs are small in size and scale and can be read only at close range. Maximum height . Easily readable from trail. Maximum surface area – 10 SF. Directional Signs Distances and directions should be posted on these signs. 6.

Guidelines for Sustainability of the Design Guidelines Element will be administered by the owner of the Grand Targhee Resort and the resort’s CC&R’s. Design Element 7 -27 January 2009 . Grand Targhee Resort values sustainability. At Grand Targhee Resort. LEED and the Environmental Charter Grand Targhee Resort is committed to creating a sustainable community by encouraging use of standards similar to those of the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program and the Environmental Charter of the National Ski Areas Association. Purpose Sustainable development is a concept defined by the United Nations Commission of the Environment as achieving stability of both physical and social systems by meeting the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs Sustainable design is a holistic philosophy that includes all aspects of function and construction operations including but not limited to: energy use. cultural and environmental impacts of development. sustainability means the application of design. Restoration of disturbed manmade and natural habitat is an important component in achieving a sustainable landscape. restoration. energy generation. The guidelines will provide flexibility and may evolve to adapt to improving methods and standards. water conservation.sign system shall have a consistent identity. and protection. indoor air quality. mitigate” approach to natural resource management. More detailed wayfinding sign system design guidelines shall be created during Phase One of the resort development. this section. Real estate signs are temporary signs that shall be removed when they are no longer required. material selection. The principles recognize that resort areas have unavoidable impacts. G. GUIDELINES FOR SUSTAINABILITY Due to the great amount of resources and detail available on the subject of sustainable design and green building practices. The guidelines address design pertaining to water availability. By contributing to the sense of place in mountain communities and being good stewards of natural resources. habitat enhancement. water quality. energy conservation and the environmental preservation. Other Signs A maximum of one real estate sign per property for sale should be located within the lot for sale. Only one sign shall be permitted per property for sale. day lighting. Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven. 2. minimize. construction and operating methods in a manner that will reduce the economic. G. Grand Targhee Resort strives to maintain the integrity of the environment in which they operate. 7. and will establish principles that encourage adherence to the “avoid. heat and solid waste. 1.

There are three steps to designing an energy efficient building: . the region has some opportunities for both passive solar and daylighting applications and both are encouraged for structures at Grand Targhee Resort. building materials selection. owner. Every Design Review Board member. energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy. Heating is a primary concern and the sun is a valuable asset throughout most of the year. have a large Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven.Utilize free energy . the use of passive systems for heating. The ability to meet these standards is dependent upon a preliminary evaluation of various factors. engineer.Use clean. While there is limited sunshine available. efficient technologies 4. Passive solar systems do. and the subsequent design of energy efficient mechanical and electrical systems and controls. There is a high daily temperature fluctuation in this climate. builder. passive solar design. the building envelope and materials selection which affect energy loads. Conversely. lighting and improving the performance of building envelopes and by tight shell construction to conserve energy. Structures should minimize exterior heat loss. Design Element 7 -28 January 2009 . Climate Considerations      This climate has a predominance of cool or cold temperatures. thermal mass can also be used to help cool structures if required. Thermal mass should be integrated into building designs to store and retain heat gain for cold nighttime use. water quality.Significant items include:      water efficiency through water conservation. Evaluation begins with site specific issues such as climate. Climatically. Wind is a liability that can draw heat from a structure. however. resourcing and recycling. and innovation in the design process. optimum building orientation. subcontractor. Thermal mass tempers the internal temperature fluctuations. Air infiltration should be avoided. Energy Efficient Design and Green Architecture This section promotes energy efficiency standards and provides a general strategy for energy efficient building design. and water reuse. opportunities to collect and store solar energy should be utilized wherever possible. cooling. developer or partner should become familiar with the LEED Rating System and the LEED Reference Guide and these Guidelines for Sustainability as part of development at Grand Targhee Resort. Energy use can be significantly reduced through building site orientation. 5. Passive Solar Design Passive solar design is a simple system for capturing "free" solar energy and using it to minimize or eliminate heating needs in a building.Minimize energy loads . 3. indoor environmental quality.

Grand Targhee Resort recently installed a state of the art water treatment plant. 6. This section offers recommendations on how to achieve this through the use of energy efficient mechanical and electrical systems.impact on building form.  Buildings should be designed to include foyers and air lock doors to reduce the loss of heat in the winter. Development in Grand Targhee Resort will be encouraged to comply with established goals for water conservation. affects window and fenestration design and interior material selection. and requires thermal mass. glazing. 7. Design Element 7 -29 January 2009 . Water Conservation The Water Conservation section highlights the importance of water as a natural resource to be conserved. collection and infiltration. Mechanical and Electrical Systems The general design approach is to reduce the need for mechanical intervention to minimize energy consumption yet maintain comfort. This section also outlines the principles that should be undertaken to achieve these goals. Grand Targhee Resort will promote consciousness about water conservation and use in operations as well as development. Water efficient fixtures and appliances are to be used to the maximum extent possible.  Use of windows should be maximized along southerly facades and minimized along the northerly faces of buildings. as proper solar design dictates orientation. Irrigation systems will be used only as necessary for the health of the planted landscape. Some general considerations for mechanical and electrical systems in buildings include: Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven. Where possible. Passive solar design considerations should be included at the beginning of the design process. In order to meet the water conservation goals. In this regard. daylighting and electrical lighting design. and non-living spaces on the northerly side.  The design of buildings should accommodate living spaces on the southerly face of the building with service. buildings should be designed such that the southern side has the largest surface area to maximize its solar exposure. the goal for Grand Targhee Resort is to utilize progressive techniques in water conservation. storage. A landscape architect will determine when plant material is established and irrigation is necessary. Passive solar design should be done by a knowledgeable professional with previous related experience. It is most likely that drip irrigation will be required in the more developed areas. Where feasible. the following policies for water use at Grand Targhee Resort are recommended:     No resident shall waste water or cause or permit the flow of waste or excess water onto adjacent property. water collection for landscape use should be part of the overall design. sun controls and passive cooling and ventilation. appropriate detailing of the building envelope. technology and practices.

Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven. All other devices shall be EPA Phase II or cleaner burning devices as permitted by Teton County regulations. When using light frame construction. using shredded timber from old structures as mulch or ground glass in paving.  New construction should incorporate the use of recycled products.  Consideration should also be given to employing cardboard balers. Use radiant heat barriers to increase energy efficiency. Use operable windows. for example. plastics and metals.Avoid thermal bridging of materials. plastic. and shape and orient the building to minimize winter wind turbulence. Waste Management and Recycling Programs Grand Targhee Resort currently utilizes and shall continue to develop waste management systems that facilitate the reduction of waste generated by building occupants that is hauled and disposed of in landfills. Use light colored roofing material where appropriate to reduce cooling loads. A recycling center is proposed at the location of the new maintenance facility. Minimize air infiltration through the proper sealing of joints and the use of air-lock entryways. Site-specific standards will be developed concurrently with Phase One of the project based on the best practices at that time. To increase energy efficiency. recycling chutes and other waste management technologies to supplement the recycling program. vegetation or architectural devices to shield building from winter wind. consider advanced framing techniques that insulate corners and headers while saving wood. Design for proper placement of vapor barrier where cool surfaces meet warm moist air and for proper location of dew point in building composition. Use individual controllability for space heating. Design Element 7 -30 January 2009 . use landscape. 9. which can greatly affect building performance. Fireplaces and Solid Fuel Devices Solid fuel decorative devices shall be restricted to one per each of the 45 single family units and one per commercial building or public space of lodging building.  Equestrian waste shall continue to be collected for use as compost in revegetation projects on private and public land. newspaper. 8. office paper. glass.  Convenient and easily accessible areas shall be designated for the collection and storage of recycled materials including (at a minimum) paper. aluminum can crushers. cardboard and organic waste should be identified to haul and treat recyclable products. A recycling program shall be developed and all building occupants should be instructed on recycling procedures and the significance thereof.  Local waste handlers and buyers for glass.

Grand Targhee Resort hopes to empower its homes with an advanced digital broadband telecommunications network. there are several sustainable practices already in place at Grand Targhee. and Some lodging facilities currently use preferred housekeeping products. Grand Targhee Resort recently retained Dan Olson of SmartSprocket to review sustainable practices at Grand Targhee Resort and to make recommendations to increase sustainable practices. These include:       All windows are at least double paned. Some retail businesses in the resort purchase local products. Design Element 7 -31 January 2009 . satellites. and interactive multimedia services such as movies-on-demand.10. Most water usage and heating devices are at least standard efficiency. and the personal computer has created a dynamic new world of interactive communications. Grand Targhee purchase Green Energy to help offset the impacts associated with the use of electric heat. Technology The remarkable convergence of television. the infrastructure may provide high bandwidth network facilities including high-speed data connectivity. 11. There is consistent use of the existing recycling program. video teleconferencing. video telephony. remote diagnostics healthcare and energy information services. telephone. Current Sustainable Practices Grand Targhee Resort is committed to current and future sustainable development practices. distance learning. In addition to cable television and local telephone services. Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven. As indicated in the Operations Audit by SmartSprocket. The above practices will continue to be implemented.

1. while sometimes significant. 1. 1. it is strongly recommended that these projects not be the first priority for Targhee’s sustainability initiative. therefore.1. Low Hanging Fruit Below is a list of potential projects that could be implemented immediately that constitutes Targhee’s low-hanging fruit opportunities        Building tightening with a focus on weather-stripping around doorways Lighting retrofit of all T-12 tubular fluorescents and planned en-masse conversion to CFLs Computer energy management codification Use of VendingMiser on cold beverage vending machines Improved signage on recycling bins Purchase of recycled content paper products Use of non-toxic cleaners As prefaced above. etceteras). Focusing on capacity building is the most effective way to ensure the management and staff advancement that will result in true. Leading Internal Change What is the strategic plan for advancing Targhee’s sustainability goals? When leading internal change for sustainable operations.e. Sustainability as a concept.2. Too often companies embarking on “sustainability initiatives” focus their efforts on project success and low-hanging fruit (i. Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven. Design Element 7 -32 January 2009 . are ideals that remain incompletely defined. No one knows exactly what sustainable operations is. The goal of the strategic plan as outlined below is to build capacity within the organization to excel in sustainable operations by:   Creating a culture of sustainability within the management team Developing organizational feedback mechanisms and systems that support sustainable operations  Supporting the advancement of employee knowledge in regards to sustainable operations and their participation in empowering peer networks. it is important to frame the effort in terms of capacity building. a successful lighting retrofit. integrated with the department-by-department focus on sustainable opportunities.APPENDIX A SMARTSPROCKET RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SUSTAINABILITY (In-house Recommendations) The Operations Audit also included a two phase program called Leading Internal Change for improving the sustainability of the resort. These successes.1. These project opportunities should be addressed in the second phase of this strategic plan. The resort is interested in pursuing the recommendations of the Operations Audit for both existing operations and during the redevelopment of the resort proposed in the Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan. those engaging in sustainability initiatives are engaging in a process of a continual learning and advancement to keep pace with an ever evolving field. long-term sustainability. as described below. are also frequently short-lived. the installation of a solar panel. and sustainable operations as a management goal.

charter.1. at which point the part-time status will be reevaluated  In general. & internal statement of ideal. Phase I – Laying the Foundation Creation of a Sustainability Coordinator Position  Management Level Position  Part-time for 6 months. Design Element 7 -33 January 2009 . & kick the process off with a one-day retreat Creating Targhee’s Unique Sustainability Vision  Upper management discussions of issues and values relating to sustainability  Crafting of a unique vision of sustainability at Grand Targhee  Formalization of Targhee’s unique sustainability mission statement. facilitator and manager as opposed to executer  Ensures the sustainability of all management decisions appropriately vetted  Identifies resource needs for staff development and pairs appropriate resources to needs  Manages Green Team & internal champions  Assists in the tracking of performance metrics  Compiles data and manages the production of annual Sustainability Report Management Team Meetings & 1-Day Retreat  Management team to have weekly meetings dedicated to launching Targhee’s sustainability initiative.1. Metrics Determination and Tracking  Determination of what metrics will be tracked to ensure progress towards statement of ideal  Creation of consistent metric reporting systems Financial Focus  Creating a systems approach to initiative financing  Determination of initiatives financial parameters  Craft a consistent message for staff that reinforces the initiative’s financial parameters Initiative Creation  Creation of a program or initiative that will serve as an umbrella for all sustainability efforts  Should be aligned with the arrival and training of winter staff  Should include something highly symbolic and visual that consistently reinforces the programs message 1. Phase II – Initiative Launch & Employee Engagement/Project Focus Initiative Launch  Kick-off of Targhee’s sustainability initiative Department/Employee Capacity Building  Department-by-department focus  Review of job descriptions and evaluation  Creation of metric tracking systems  Identification of needed training/resources specific to the department’s area of expertise  Identification of regional networks to support idea vetting  Project identification and implementation  Review of all contract & vendor language Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven.4.1.3.

and nationally  Sustainability coordinator’s role to coordinate the data collection and report compilation  Potential time for report release – late summer/early fall Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven. regionally.  Green Team       Identification of pertinent certifications Identification of potential awards/recognition To meet bi-weekly Should be composed of internal champions Each department to be represented Managers need to support employee’s involvement in Green Team Group to generate project ideas from the line-employee’s perspective Sustainability coordinator will work with management team to appropriately support team’s project  Green Team to put out 3 newsletters/season  Newsletter should also have a section in each issue for employee recognition Modification & Growth of Targhee Environmental Foundation  Change name to Targhee Foundation  Brainstorm ideas to increase revenue for donation Annual Sustainability Report  Annual sustainability report to be published and widely distributed internally. Design Element 7 -34 January 2009 .

Design Element 7 -35 January 2009 .APPENDIX B CIRCULATION PLANS AND SECTIONS 7-F Resort Center Circulation 7-G Pedestrian Circulation 7-H Circulation Section Key 7-I Primary Pedestrian Walkway 7-J Road with Parallel Parking 7-K Trails 7-L Road Section with Pedestrian Plaza 7-M Pedestrian Oriented Intersection Design Grand Targhee Resort Master Plan Section Seven.



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