The Town of Vail is inviting members of the community to join in touring its Public Works & Transportation Maintenance site to learn more about a project variance application and conditional use permit application under review by the Planning and Environmental Commission. The applications are for implementation of the first phase of a master plan update for the site adopted by the Vail Town Council. The tour will be offered from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 and repeated from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Phase 1 of the plan includes construction of a rockfall berm, a 22-foot-high retaining wall to provide additional useable yard space, demolition of the current maintenance building to make way for a new 19,000 square foot shop garage and a 6,000 square foot two-story addition to the existing building. The applications are scheduled to be reviewed by the PEC on Dec. 9 following earlier reviews on Aug. 26 and Nov. 25. The master plan update was approved by the Town Council on May 7.
The public tours on Dec. 2 and Dec. 4 have been scheduled to provide community members with additional information about the site prior to the Dec. 9 PEC hearing.
Participants are asked to meet at the Public Works Administration offices, 1309 Elkhorn Drive, to begin the tour, which will include an overview by Public Works & Transportation Director Greg Hall, followed by a guided walking tour of the various elements identified in the master plan update. The plan identifies six phases for implementation over multiple years.
Those joining the tour are asked to wear sturdy shoes and dress for the elements as most of the tour will be spent outdoors. The complex is an active industrial site with heavy machinery in operation. Participants will be asked to follow safety instructions as necessary.
In addition to the Phase 1 elements, future phases identified in the master plan update include electrical system upgrades for new electric buses, solar photovoltaic array farm, additional employee housing and Frontage Road turn lanes and tunnel widening.
For additional details regarding the PEC applications, visit https://www.vailgov.com/government/town-council/council-agendas-meeting-materials/online-agendas, look for the Nov. 25 Planning and Environmental Commission, and download the “Download Agenda” or to inquire about the public tours, contact Greg Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.