On January 16, 2020, Vail Mayor Dave Chapin announced that the Town of Vail had approached representatives from Vail Resorts and Triumph Development with the objective of exploring an alternate approach to the Booth Heights development approved for East Vail. In doing so, it was acknowledged that the desire of the Town was to pursue a win-win outcome that achieved an equitable balance between the adopted housing and environmental stewardship goals. Since that time, the primary focus of the Town’s efforts has been on town-owned properties where additional housing could be developed in the near term while ensuring adequate time and opportunity to implement habitat enhancements on town-owned and USFS-owned lands over the long term.
A draft memorandum of understanding has been prepared for the Vail Town Council’s Alternate Housing Sites Initiative. The draft MOU is non-binding amongst the partners to outline the terms and details of an understanding that includes a mutual acknowledgement of the expectations, obligations, and responsibilities regarding a plan to pursue an alternate path to the development of the Booth Heights Parcel. In the end, the MOU articulates what is required for the partners to realize a win-win outcome for all.
During the Tuesday, Aug. 4 Town Council meeting, Town Manager Scott Robson will present an update on the initiative as well as the development of deed-restricted housing and a new future location for the child learning facility. This update will be informational only with no action being requested of the Town Council.
Children’s Garden of Learning Update
Public Input on draft Memo of Understanding Prepared to Implement Alternative Housing Sites Initiative
Vail Town Council's Alternate Housing Sites Initiative Memorandum of Understanding Presentation
Alternate Housing Site Presentation
Update on Vail Town Council Initiative to Explore Alternate Path to Achieving the Housing and Environmental Stewardship Goals
Draft Memorandum of Understanding Alternate Housing Sites Initiative
Draft Alternate Housing Sites Initiative
Draft Memorandum of Understanding Exhibit A Development Cost
Draft Memorandum of Understanding Presentation
August 4, 2020 – Written Comments Entered into Public Record
July 21, 2020 – Written Comments Entered into Public Record
2017 - Rezoning & Subdivision Maps
Development Plan - Approved Plans
Development Plan - Documents
Update to be Provided on Alternative Housing Sites Initiative While Consideration of Prior Public Input Continues. Click here to see full post.
Town Council Invites Public Comment on Draft MOU Document Prepared to Implement Alternative Housing Sites Initiative at July 21 Meeting. Click here to see full post.
Alternative Housing Sites Initiative and Related Draft MOU Document to be Presented at Tuesday’s Vail Town Council Meeting with Public Comment Scheduled for July 21, Aug. 4. Click here to see full post.