HSSA Redevelopment Update

On Monday December 16, 2013 at the Bloomington City Council will consider up our chalet and parking plans at its meeting at City Hall.  The plan includes the redesigned chalet, and traffic flow and parking improvements.  The traffic flow and parking has been refined after much input from neighbors, users, city staff and consultants.  The council will consider building plans and a conditional use permit for expanded parking.

The meeting is scheduled at City Hall Council Chambers Monday December 16 at 7 pm.

Bloomington Civic Plaza
1800 W Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN 55431-3027

Click on link for directions – http://goo.gl/maps/FhWf2

HSSA Building Plans 9-23-13

Parking Layout Plans

HSSA Existing Parking

HSSA Proposed Parking


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7 Responses to HSSA Redevelopment Update

  1. - J says:

    While I agree the existing chalet has long outgrown it’s capacity, I just recently saw the new plans and have questions about the design; particularly the roof. Can you provide some insight into the decision as to why the chalet was designed with a ‘V’-shaped/butterfly roof? It seems rather counter intuitive that any building at a ski area would be designed with a large “snow collector”, especially considering the added snow coverage as a result of snow making. Is this really the best roof design for a chalet considering impact overall load, snow clearing, water-proofing, general run off and maintenance? Were other options for roof shapes considered/available with this design? Insight on these considerations is appreciated.

    • hylandski says:

      The butterfly roof design allows for a snow and ice management system that virtually eliminates icicles and sliding snow; the butterfly roof encloses dramatic interior space, maximizing energy efficiency and views to the outdoors.

  2. Sandy Johnson says:

    Losing 80 parking spots at the chalet? Yuck! Does the new parking lot help with the drop-off/pickup situation? I am hoping that this drawing means drop-off traffic goes right and parking goes left. If it does, then you do not need the big roundabout. You do not need a big entry plaza. The hill is the attraction not some big entry plaza that looks out on the parking lot and just makes you walk further. Reduce the the plaza size and make the drop off area closer. I will say that the exit from the south side of the chalet parking is better.

    • hylandski says:

      You are right; the drop-off does go right with the parking on the left. The parking design allows for the separation of the three main functions; drop-off, parking and shuttle operations. The drop off area contains almost three times the amount of current space and adds short term parking. The roundabout allows for shuttle buses to quickly drop-off and pickup guests without having to negotiate through the drop off area and parking lot. The roundabout also allows for continual movement of vehicles through the system.

  3. Tell me what you plan to do with the Saturday and Sunday D-Teams during construction for the 2014/15 racing season. Will you have a place for parents to hang out and wait for their kids? Will there be storage for boot bags? What about bathrooms? Food? Please give me the details since this will GREATLY affect our decision to stay at Hyland for racing next year or move to Buck Hill.

    • hylandski says:

      We are currently in the process of planning for temporary structures for the 2014-15 season. We will be discussing our plans with the City of Bloomington to ensure all structures are code compliant. We will be post updates to this blog as they are available so you can have an idea of what the 2014-15 season at Hyland will be like.

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