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'TED Meets Burning Man' at Summit Powder Mountain

Developers of a ski town in Utah are expanding the weekend tech conference into a village with permanent residents.
January 12, 2020, 5am PST | Camille Fink
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Julia Ingalls reports on Summit Powder Mountain, an exclusive retreat in Utah. Developers are working find the right balance and density to support what is being described as an "experimental mountain village," with amenities such as restaurants, grocery stores, and public spaces.

"The recent addition of housing is meant to meet the development’s goal to have at least 50 permanent, year-round residents, with a constant influx of visitors from the nearest town, Eden, as well as points beyond," says Ingalls.

The village includes 60 micro-condos in addition to larger homes. "In an attempt to create dynamic urban density, the micro-condos are sited very close to Summit Institute, which hosts several winter events for year-round residents and serves as the organizational hub of the broader Summit community," notes Ingalls. 

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Published on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in The Architect's Newspaper
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