The Planning Team is responsible for the town's physical and socioeconomic planning, including development of plans and policies, land use, zoning and environmental review.
During the development review process, the team ensures proposed development directs the future of the community toward appropriate physical and economic growth compatible with our natural environment. A strong community engagement component is included in all planning efforts to ensure that the community is informed and involved in all decision-making processes.
On November 24, 2014, the PEC will hold a public hearing to allow the applicant to:
This is a change from the previously anticipated schedule as outlined in the November 17th letter from the Director of Community Development. After the discussion of the topics above, the Town staff is recommending that the Commission tables the final recommendation hearing on the VVMC Master Plan until January 12, 2015.
On the eve of Vail's 50th anniversary the Town Council and the community have been reflecting on Vail's successes. November 20, 2012, the Town Council requested the Vail Village character preservation initiative identify aspects of the physical character (buildings, landmarks and spaces) of Vail Village. Recent growth in Vail Village, both in size and popularity, has introduced renewed pressures for development, which some feel threatens the unique qualities from which Vail Village's success is derived.
This reflection and desire to maintain Vail's unique character is not new. In August 1973 the Vail Plan was adopted and it identified the need "..to grow with wisdom...There is a tremendous sense of pride in many of the Vail residents, and awareness that what was once unique can only partially be recaptured but that there is the possibility of creating a recreationally-based community of individuality, beauty and pleasure that can be unique..."
On April 22, staff met with the Planning and Environmental Commission at their public hearing. The goal of the hearing was to identify the spaces and features that make Vail Village special. Spaces discussed included: the Covered Bridge, Gorsuch Clock Tower, public plazas, pedestrian corridors, decks and patios that have special importance in the unique character of Vail Village.
PEC hearings will include review of the Vail Village Urban Design Guide Plan, specifically where they are applicable today and where it is appropriate to apply them in the future, as well as specific areas of concern or deficiency in the Vail Village Urban Design Guide Plan. The discussions will also include non-conforming buildings and potentially developing options for future redevelopment of these buildings, in ways that maintain or enhance the area’s character.
The Vail Town Council received a progress update at their March 19 meeting.
At the completion of the study-phase a compilation of features that define or contribute to the character of Vail Village will be generated. The Vail Village character preservation initiative will ensure future changes are consistent with the established character and make positive contributions to the quality of the experience.
Mauriello Planning Group, representing The Harp Group, has submit an application requesting the establishment of a new Special Development District, to allow for a Marriott Residence Inn and employee housing development, located at 1783 North Frontage Road West. As currently proposed, the project consists of 170 limited service lodging units and 113 employee housing units. These units are served by 365 parking spaces.
The project is generally a five story building, with the employee housing units on the eastern end of the property and the limited service lodge units on the western portion of the property with a flag of the Marriott Residence Inn.
Proposed Marriott Residence Inn review schedule:
All plans & application materials can be viewed by contacting the Community Development Department at 970-479-2139.
2020 Plan Approved 2007 11 06
Comprehensive open lands plan 1994
Fire Wise Plant Materials
Ford Park 2012 Update
Ford Park Donovan Park 1985
Ford Park Management Complete Compressed
Ford Park Master Plan 2013
Ford Park Master Plan Appendix 2013
Lionshead Redevelopment Master Plan 012712
Lionshead Redevelopment Master Plan Appendicies
LRMP maps a-L new m-w old 052110
Recommended plant list brochure FINAL
Urban Design Guide Plan 021809
Vail Streetscape Master Plan
Vail Streetscape Master Plan Addendum
Vail Village Master Plan Amended 082112
Vail Land Use Plan 012809
Address Map Book of the Town of Vail, developed for the Vail Fire Department by the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Team. Use of this map should be for general purposes only.
This address map book includes building labels, labeled bus stops and fire hydrant locations. Where shown, parcel line work is approximate.
The Town of Vail does not warrant the accuracy of the information depicted. Please communicate any errors or omissions directly to the Town of Vail GIS Team.
Commercial Core Areas and Fee In Lieu Parking Map.
Map of construction activity in Vail. Updated April 2010.
Please note that a higher resolution map can be acquired by contacting the GIS Department.
Employee Housing Unit (EHU) Map - coded by general requirement category. As of May 1, 2015, there are 701 deed restricted employee housing units within the Town of Vail. This includes a mix of rental and for-sale units, some of which additionally contain a price appreciation cap. These units are dispersed from East Vail to West Vail. For exact requirements, please see the deed restriction recorded for a specific property. Please contact the Town of Vail Community Development Department with questions regarding EHU deed restrictions.
The Avalanche Hazard map was created based on an Evaluation of the Snow Avalanche Hazard in the Valley of Gore Creek report performed by the Institute of Artic and Alpine Research 1977. A copy of the Evaluation of the Snow Avalanche Hazard in the Valley of Gore Creek , Eagle County, Colorado, report can be obtained by contacting the Town of Vail Community Development Department.
The Debris Flow Hazard map was created based on a Debris Flow and Debris Avalanche Hazard Analysis performed by Arthur Mears, P.E. Inc. in 1984. (An additional study was performed for the Highland Meadows neighborhoods of Vail however this information cannot be accessed on-line). A copy of the Debris Flow and Debris Avalanche Hazard Analysis can be obtained by contacting the Town of Vail Community Development Department.
The Rock Fall Hazard map was created based on a Rockfall Study performed by Schmueser & Associates in 1984. (An additional study was performed for the Highland Meadows neighborhoods of Vail however this information cannot be accessed on-line). A copy of the Rockfall Study can be obtained by contacting the Town of Vail Community Development Department.
Map showing milemarkers along I-70 through Eagle County.
Map showing milemarkers along I-70 through Vail.
Land Use map.
Open Space map.
Stream Setback map.
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