Brian Head project continues

The Brian Head Town Council in Utah announced Nov. 7 the completion of a paved roadway through the site of the 42-acre Summit at Brian Head, the first master-planned community in that area. As part of the town’s $3.7 million special improvement district, the new roadway runs about a half-mile and traverses the development along Bristlecone Road. Ultimately, the road will be the main boulevard through the resort but, for the time being, it will provide construction access for the project.

“We’ve seen more construction activity under way or planned this year than ever in the history of the town,” said Herman “Dutch” Deutschlander, mayor of Brian Head. “It’s clearly driven by the growth of Las Vegas and the need for their residents to get away and escape the heat in the summer or to enjoy our snow activities in the winter.”

“Opening this beautiful roadway and completing our extensive site preparations are important milestones for Summit as we prepare for our spring 2008 groundbreaking. Connecting the Summit site with the existing roadways in the region is a first step in establishing the infrastructure necessary to develop this project,” said Michael Jabara, developer of the Summit. “Brian Head has arrived as the next four-season resort town that offers year-round escape for those seeking a mountain retreat. For decades, Brian Head has been a secret hideaway for those living in the Southwest, specifically Las Vegans. This will change as significant high-end resort developments such as Summit and the exciting new expansion and improvements at the Brian Head Resort breath new life into the area.”

The 454-residence community will be located on the western slope of the nearby Brian Head peak, 9,850 feet above sea level. The 42-acre site is located in the southwest corner of Brian Head, an area that real estate experts hail as the next vacation boomtown of the western United States. The condominium development will feature townhouses and penthouses, which provide views of the Brian Head mountainscape.

“It’s not only the winter sports, but four seasons filled with activities such as hiking, ATVing mountain biking, fishing and swimming. Telluride, Park City, Breckenridge, Aspen, Mammoth, and Lake Tahoe are all areas that evolved from rustic rural mountain towns to very sophisticated, affluent resorts nestled in pristine environments. For us, Brian Head can be the next major resort town in the western U.S. to join this esteemed league of cities,” Jabara said.

He said contracts are being signed for phase one. Pre-construction pricing starts at $300,000. The interior finishes of the condominiums are available in three residential styles — mountain, contemporary and traditional. Residences offer balconies, three-sided gas fireplaces, granite kitchen countertops, and wood-cased windows.

The community will feature winding walkways, scenic overlooks and a common area known as The Plaza, which will features fire pits and picnic areas with barbecue grills. There also will be basketball courts, hot tubs and bocce ball facilities. In addition, six national parks and recreation areas such as Cedar Breaks National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Great Basin National Park, Zion National Park and the Lake Powell National Recreation Area, surround this master-planned mountain resort.

The Summit site is located off U.S. Highway 143, a few miles east of Interstate 15. It’s about a three-hour drive from Las Vegas. For more information, visit

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