FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2018
Ryan Thomas, City Administrator
City of Wildwood Approves New Hidden Valley Ziplines
Wildwood, Mo. – The City Council of Wildwood passed a resolution tonight to approve four ziplines to be built at Hidden Valley Ski Resort.
The resolution, #2018-02, grants a modified Conditional Use Permit to parent company Peak Resorts, allowing them to build the ziplines at Hidden Valley within certain parameters.
The resolution comes after months of careful consideration and negotiation between The City of Wildwood and Peak Resorts. Placement of the ziplines and operation hours were the main points discussed.
The City Council of Wildwood voted 13-3 in favor of the resolution.
In November 2017, the modified proposal to build the ziplines was sent from the Planning and Zoning Commission by the City Council to its Planning and Parks Committee for further review. On January 2, The Planning and Parks Committee voted unanimously to move Zipline 4 and Zipline 3 farther away from residents’ homes. The Committee also voted to modify the days and hours of operations, permitting year-round activity, but limiting operating hours between 9 a.m. and sunset.
“I am pleased that a compromise was reached, and that our City’s process allowed that to happen,” Mayor Jim Bowlin said.
About the City of Wildwood:
Wildwood is one of the largest cities in St. Louis County and Missouri, in both population and land mass. It is the third largest municipality in Missouri geographically, and is known as a premier destination in St. Louis County for planned land-use development.