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Current Status of 1994 Plan

Review recommended and completed actions, plus implementation strategies.

Purpose of the Comprehensive Open Lands Plan

 

Purpose of the Comprehensive Open Lands Plan

 

The purpose of the 1994 Comprehensive Open Lands Plan is: “To identify and develop strategies for acquiring or protecting key remaining open lands in Vail that would be valuable for recreation, protecting sensitive environmental resources, extending or connecting trails, providing adequate neighborhood open space, and creating a small amount of contingency land for unforeseen needs (e.g. employee housing, public facilities).”

The plan establishes community priorities for open space and recreation needs; identifies specific parcels for acquisition or other action for the purposes of environmental protection, trail development or future public use; and outlines alternative techniques for the protection of open space and for the management of open lands. Toward this end, the plan includes specific recommendations in three main areas:

  1. A comprehensive list of recommended “action items” for the acquisition (or other action) of 51 parcels.
  2. Recommendations for the future use of 7 town-owned parcels.
  3. Recommendations for 23 trail and trailhead improvements.

Objectives

 

Objectives


Objectives of the 1994 Comprehensive Open Lands Plan:

  • Identify citizen and visitor needs and preferences for a comprehensive system of open space uses such as parks, recreation, protection of environmental resources, trails and reserve lands for public uses;

  • Prioritize available open lands for acquisition or protection;

  • Identify creative strategies to implement the acquisition and protection program; and

  • Buffer neighborhoods with open space

1994 Comprehensive Open Lands Plan

 

1994 Comprehensive Open Lands Plan 


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Action Items Update

 

Action Items Update


As of December 2016, the town has fully or partially completed 52 of the action items, or the objective was otherwise achieved, in the 1994 Plan. These range from property acquisition to creation of access and conservation easements.

 

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Maps


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