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Town Council Begins VVMC Review

  • 30 January 2015

The Vail Town Council will begin its formal review of the Vail Valley Medical Center Site Specific Redevelopment Plan at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 in the Vail Town Council Chambers. The meeting has an early start to accommodate activities associated with the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

The Planning and Environmental Commission met on Jan. 26 for its final review and has forwarded its recommendation of approval, with modifications, to the Town Council. At the Feb. 3 meeting, a presentation of the proposed plan will be presented, as well as an overview of the PEC recommendation and the next steps in the review process. Opportunities for public comment will be available during the meeting and may also be forwarded in advance by emailing Additional meetings have been scheduled as follows and will begin at 6 p.m.

  • Feb. 17 – Response to questions raised by the Town Council and members of the public at the Feb. 3 Town Council hearing, plus a presentation on the proposed emergency helipad design and location.
  • March 3 – Response to questions raised by the Town Council and members of the public at the Feb. 17 Town Council hearing plus a presentation on parking; building massing and architecture; Meadow Drive and streetscape; employee housing; Middle Creek; procedural considerations such as zoning and master plan land use designations; traffic and circulation; loading and delivery service; and land exchange considerations.
  • March 10 – Upload final draft version of the Master Facility Plan to the town’s website at for public review
  • March 17 – Final follow up presentations by town and VVMC staffs; request for final decision by Town Council.
    The Vail Valley Medical Center Site Specific Redevelopment Plan application was formally submitted to the Town of Vail on Aug. 18 and was initiated to address VVMC capacity issues, inefficiencies associated with the aging structures and to ensure the continued delivery of exceptional medical care in Vail. Notable improvements contained in the plan include increased parking; moving emergency, employee, patient and visitor traffic off West Meadow Drive to create a safer pedestrian environment; relocation of the emergency helipad; and enclosed loading and delivery facilities. The document is available online.

    For additional details, contact Community Development Director George Ruther at 970-376-2675.



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