Maswik South Rebuild EA
The National Park Service is developing an Environmental Assessment for the proposed demolition and rebuild of the Maswik South lodging complex, as well as the construction of two new roads in the vicinity of Maswik South.
Maswik South, located in Grand Canyon Village at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, currently consists of six prefabricated, motel-style lodging buildings that provide 90 guest rooms. The buildings were constructed in 1971 and have exceeded their expected useful life of 40 years. Other existing infrastructure at Maswik South, such as sidewalks and roads, is also aging, in poor condition, or not compliant with current laws, codes and/or regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Maswik Laundry Road, which is the primary route to Rowe Well Road, currently traverses through Maswik South between lodging buildings, thereby introducing through-traffic and generally increasing traffic at Maswik South. Other non-visitor uses at or in the vicinity of Maswik South (i.e. commercial bus parking, propane facility, and commercial laundry) also contribute to increased traffic.
To correct these issues, the NPS is proposing to demolish the existing Maswik South buildings and construct four new lodging buildings within the existing site footprint. The new buildings would provide up to 120 rooms, including some rooms with kitchenettes to better serve families. The proposal also includes reconfiguring the site; improving aging infrastructure, such as roads, parking, and sidewalks; and improving pedestrian and vehicular circulation to address safety concerns. Additionally, the NPS is proposing to construct two new sections of road (approximately 0.6 miles total) in the vicinity of Maswik South to provide an alternate route from Grand Canyon Village to Rowe Well Road and reduce traffic at Maswik South.
Xanterra South Rim, LLC. currently operates the Maswik South under a concession contract with the NPS and would complete this project under the terms of that contract.
Public Scoping will be held July 12, 2018 to July 27, 2018. A public meeting will be held on July 18, 2018 at the Shrine of the Ages, South Rim Grand Canyon.
Zach Kresl 928-638-7440