Fall is the time when local projects get started or completed because the summer visitors are gone and the snowpack hasn’t built up yet. Before it all gets buried in snow I thought I’d shoot some video of the most recent projects….
• With the Ski Area taking over SLEDZ and renaming it Woolly’s Tube Park and Snow Play, they’ve made some recent improvements to the site including expand runs and parking.
• Mammoth’s first bowling alley is under construction, Rock ‘n’ Bowl, and it is going to be far more than 12 lanes of bowling; look for a restaurant and lounge with panoramic Sherwin views, golf driving range and other electronic entertainment.
• Snowcreek developer Chadmar started some new town homes at Creekhouse. This location overlooking Mammoth Creek is one of the finest in all of Mammoth.
• The Town’s bike path system now has fabulous, detailed signage throughout, thanks mostly to federal stimulus dollars.
• The “Voodoo Shoot” as it has long been called, is the steep little connector street between Lake Mary Road and Lakeview Blvd. The Town has just completed a hydronic snow and ice melt system in that street as well as other aesthetic improvements. Visitors and locals alike are going to appreciate this. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t taken a good slide down this.
• And the new Gateway signs at the entry to town. This is the brain child of Mammoth Planning Commissioner and activist Elizabeth Tenney (she spearheaded the beautification of the Post Office when the feds let it deteriorate). Support comes from the Ski Area, Chadmar and many other supporters and donors. This has been controversial in the bankruptcy era, but this impressive entry statement will be appreciated for generations to come.