No, they threw that idea out since there's no way to build a lift there without going up and over the W Trail ridge.
The new Bear Den lift will be a fixed quad with conveyor loading. Probably the same for Bear.
Scotty makes an important safety point with regard to having an intermediate option off Approach. Here's the scenario: Joey on rental skis sees a gondola at the base and jumps on it having no idea whether there is a trail up there he can ski back down. Upon reaching the top, he sees that Approach looks like an fun easy and scenic trail. Without obvious and intimidating "Expert Only" signs (that they think would offend intermediates), he has no reason to assume it leads to only expert terrain. After all he didn't read the trail map. A couple minutes later and you've got a total beginner on Mountain Run, a danger to both himself and everyone else on the trail. Best case scenario is he power wedges down the whole thing ruining the snow for everyone else. Worst case scenario is he loses it and falls, becoming a human missile and colliding with another skier, seriously injuring or killing them both.
And an intermediate trail to all expert terrain creates a lot of problems.
While I don't believe it's a law, at least not that I could find, it's a widely accepted practice, that all trails will have an option to get you to the "bottom" of the mountain on trails of equal or easier difficulty rating.
That's why Approach and On Ramp at Whiteface are rated as blacks and not blues ... once you start down them, there's no way to get down on a blue or green trail ... you eventually have to transition to black rated trails.
If they add these blue trails off of Approach, I would expect that the difficulty rating of Approach itself will be changed to blue as well.
It's easy to be against something ... It's hard to be for something!