Project Details

YMCA Use Expansion | 2009

Scope of Work:
- Entitlements and Permitting
- Research




YMCA of the Rockies came to RLS for assistance in gaining approvals from the Grand County planning and building departments for a property renovation to include camper cabins. The County had originally challenged these facilities as being smaller than required under current County and construction codes. RLS did extensive research of the County codes, International Building Code and International Residential Code to address the issues of concern with the County. Ultimately, RLS was successful in obtaining approvals for the YMCA planned development. At the request of the County and the YMCA, RLS did some follow up research regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act to confirm that the planned site plan would comply with current ADA guidelines.

After YMCA of the Rockies came to RLS for assistance in gaining approvals from Grand County for the addition of camper cabins on their property, the YMCA asked RLS to assist with approval of several Yurt Villages on the Property as well. The County initially considered the Yurts to be dwellings and accordingly required the structures to meet the cumbersome and expensive energy and insulation requirements of singlefamily dwellings. RLS did extensive research of the County codes, International Building Code and International Energy Conservation Code to address the issues of concern with the County. RLS has been working with the County to obtain modified insulation requirements for the Yurt structures that will allow the YMCA to minimize the environmental footprint of the development while providing a comfortable setting for YMCA campers.


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