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Supercharger - Poncha Springs, CO

Discussion in 'Mountain/Southwest' started by Solarman004, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. Solarman004

    Solarman004 Member

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    The online permit search for Chaffee County CO has been down for the last two weeks. I called the Building Department today and was told that they have the permit application for the Poncha Springs Supercharger, and it is under review. The permit has not yet been issued.
    Good news for the US 50 corridor!
     
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  2. mwoz

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    This would make it easier to ski monarch, I know they have a destination charger in the parking lot, but it's only 1 and it's a long drive from the springs.
    I know Loveland and a basin recently got over a foot of snow, looking forward to ski season!
     
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    I forgot to mention, thanks for doing the research Solarman004!
     
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    I agree about the destination charger at Monarch Ski Area. I used it twice last year but it was always a gamble that it would be available. I can't make it back to Monument, or the SC in Colo Springs without a charge in my 75D.
    My Plan B was dinner in Salida and charge at the distillery. But this would make for a very long day.
    I called the Monarch operations manager last year and thanked him for installing the HPWC and EVSE.
     
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    Did you happen to get a specific location?
     
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    I found the Chaffee County building permit status online. It was submitted 10/3/2017. It lists the address as 6250 Hwy 285 which is the Sinclair station on US 285 in Poncha Springs
     
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    @BlueShift , Can you add the Poncha Springs location based on @enniplace 's message above?
     
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    @enniplace , the chaffeecounty.org permit search is back up. I looked at all the Oct permits and a search by address. I can't find the permit you mention. What website did you use to find the permit?
    Thanks.
     
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    @Solarman004 , Go to the Chaffee County Building Department website. On the left hand side, under “Department Links”, click on “Commercial Plan Review Status Report October 4”. That takes you to a a form “Commercial Submittals October 2017. At this point in time, the Tesla Charging Station is listed, second from the bottom of the form. Let me know when you find it.
     
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    480774A9-2378-4B75-B6B9-D7844CF3D944.png Here is a snapshot of the form.
     
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  12. dgpcolorado

    dgpcolorado high altitude member

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    Glad to hear this news! A Poncha Springs Supercharging Station will knock more than 40 miles off my trips to Denver, each direction. Also, US 50/285 is a lot more fun to drive than I-70 and more scenic.
     
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  13. Solarman004

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    @enniplace, Thank you! I was looking at approved permits. This is consistent with what the Building Department told me on the phone-- the permit is under review, but not yet approved.
     
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    @Solarman004, you are welcome. We can now keep our eye on the status and see when it is approved.
     
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  15. enniplace

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    Poncha Springs permit has been added to supercharge.info today.
     
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  16. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    If you searchengine the name listed on the permit you see he's the owner of the business.
    Google Maps puts the address where Supercharge.info has it, but that address is the address of the business and it's on the eastern side of the highway. I've emailed @BlueShift to ask him to move the blob as well as put this thread as the Discuss link.
     
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  17. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    Poncha Springs, CO

    Along Primary Interstates: None
    Along US Numbered Highways (<=5mi): US-50, US-285
    Along Auxiliary Interstates: None

    Neighbors:
    Silverthorne, CO: 92.5 miles (US-285,US-24,CO-91,I-70)
    Loveland, CO: 189 miles (US-285,CO-470,I-70,I-76,I-25)
    Denver, CO: 154 miles (US-285,CO-470,I-70)
    Lone Tree, CO: 144 miles (US-285,CO-470)
    Brush, CO: 228 miles (US-285,CO-470,I-70,I-76)
    Colorado Springs, CO: 113 miles (US-285,US-24)
    Wichita, KS: 533 miles (US-285,US-50,I-25,US-50,CO-196,CO-C13,US-50,US-400,I-235,I-135)
    Trinidad, CO: 153 miles (US-285,US-50,CO-C1A,CO-69,I-25)
    Santa Rosa, NM: 328 miles (US-285,CO-17,US-160,US-285,I-25,US-285,I-40,US-84)
    Santa Fe, NM: 225 miles (US-285,CO-17,US-160,US-285,I-25,NM-14)
    Farmington, NM: 231 miles (US-285,CO-112,US-160,US-550,u,NM-516)
    Flagstaff, AZ: 506 miles (US-285,CO-112,US-160,US-89,US-180,I-40,I-17)
    Blanding, UT: 318 miles (US-285,CO-112,US-160,CO-184,US-491,US-191)
    Grand Junction, CO: 187 miles (US-285,US-50,u,US-50,u,US-50)
    Glenwood Springs, CO: 149 miles (US-285,US-24,CO-R5,CO-C4,CO-C9D,CO-9,CO-C99,US-24,I-70,u)
    Rock Springs, WY: 378 miles (US-285,US-24,CO-R5,CO-C4,CO-C9D,CO-9,CO-C99,US-24,CO-131,US-6,CO-C131,CO-C27,US-40,CO-13/WY-789,I-80)

    At the Intersection of US-50 and US-285. Allowing more trips away from Interstates.

    2nd Supercharger along US-285, the other being Fort Stockton, TX. Google-fastest route to Fort Stockton, TX is 627 miles, almost entirely on US-285. At the rate things are happening, this one could end up being open faster than Fort Stockton, TX. :p
     
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    Hah! Does seem likely the way things are going at Fort Stockton...

    The connection with Grand Junction will be a lot easier once the Montrose Supercharger Station is built. For now there is reliable L2 charging available in Montrose. There is also a camping loop with 14-50 pedestals in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park for those interested in making that short side trip for a night (that loop is closed in winter, although at 8000 feet it is a bit cold and snowy in winter anyway).

    The connection with the Santa Fe Supercharger Station will be helped a lot when the Alamosa Supercharger Station is built, and that one will also open up Great Sand Dunes National Park.
     
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    I posted previously in the other thread for this but I emailed the business that's hosting the charger and they hope construction will be complete sometime in November.
     
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  20. Solarman004

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    @sdoorex My apologies if I've duplicated a thread. I did a title search for "Poncha Springs" before posting and came up empty.
    What other thread covers this SC?
    Thanks.
     

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