Alta Commercial Core
The Commercial Core Plan for the Town of Alta is a study intended to clarify and establish an identifiable town center. Alta is situated within the Wasatch Mountain Range at an elevation of 9,000 feet, one of the highest elevations of any town in the United States. The pristine mountain setting is a known as a summer hiking destination and internationally as a ski destination, with the town receiving an annual average of over 500 inches of snow. The site for this project is located along a portion of the SR-210 Highway that wanders through the center of the town linking the ski resorts, lodges, and residential areas. Much of this portion of the roadway is undeveloped as the slopes above are at high avalanche and rock-fall risk. The architectural form and site layout are a response to this risk.
Prime Consultant: Landmark Design
Architectural Design: Sparano + Mooney Architecture
Renderings: Bowen Studio