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Weekly Construction Update for Nov. 6

  • 4 November 2017

Primary Contact: Leonard Sandoval, Town of Vail Construction Area Coordinator
970-390-4677 or 970-479-2198;

Hotel Talisa (formerly Vail Cascade Resort and Spa) Renovation, 1300 Westhaven Dr.

 Hotel Talisa has received a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) as of Oct. 25. The TCO covers public areas within the hotel (excluding the lower level spa/pool area – separate permit) and all of the guest rooms. This $50 million renovation project includes upgrades to guest rooms, restaurant, market, lounge and bar area, new spa and more.

Weekly Construction Meetings

The Town of Vail is hosting weekly construction meetings to review upcoming project schedules with an emphasis on public and private construction activity in Vail Village and Lionshead. Neighbors, contractors and others impacted by the spring construction are invited to participate. The meetings are held at 9 a.m. each Tuesday on the ground level of the Welcome Center in Lionshead and will continue to Nov. 14.

Vail Police: Be Bear Aware

The Vail Police Department is reminding contractors to be mindful about bears and other wildlife. Construction sites are required to use bear-proof containers. Be sure to remove all food items from vehicles and keep them locked. Report all bear activity by calling the police department at 970-479-2201.

New Online Citizen Portal

Customers of the Community Development Department now have access to a new 24/7 online citizen portal to submit applications for contractor registration and various construction-related permits. The portal, at also accepts planning applications for review by the Design Review Board and Planning and Environmental Commission. In addition, residents can access the citizen portal to submit a code enforcement request or check to see the status of any permit activity in their neighborhood. To view frequently asked questions, visit

New Email Notification Service for Contractors and Consultants

Sign up to receive automatic email notifications when new Town of Vail Bids or RFPs are released. Look for the RFPs, Bids and Notices tab at

Here’s a recap of the various construction projects in and around Vail.

Vail Village

Ski and Snowboard Club Vail Redevelopment, 598 Vail Valley Drive
Storm drain excavation work along Vail Valley Drive will begin on Nov. 7; the pedestrian walkway will be impacted and traffic control will be provided. Work is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 15. This is a redevelopment of the Ski and Snowboard Vail site to include a private and public club and multi-family residential dwelling units. Foundation work will be taking place soon, pending approval of the permit. The bike path on the south side of the project is closed until the project is complete. Vail Valley Drive will see an increase in oversize vehicle construction traffic. Completion date is fall of 2018. General contractor is Viele and Company, David Viele, 970-476-3082. Town of Vail Contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Hill Building, 254 Bridge Street
A small tower crane has been installed on site to assist with material delivery on this very difficult site. This is a major remodel of the building. Demolition of the structure continues. Trash will be removed between the hours of 7 and 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday unless a public way permit has been submitted, approved and issued outside of the village delivery hours. The trash dumpster will be staged on site and fenced off. The project completion date is scheduled for fall of 2019. Contractor is Olson & Sons Construction Inc., Tim Olson, 970-390-7303. Town of Vail Contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Plaza Lodge, Unit R1, 291 Bridge Street
Excavation within the heated pavers on upper Wall Street to tie-in the roof drains to the storm inlet will be completed by November 8, 2017. Please be careful in the area. Material delivery (steel, wood, etc.) for the remodel improvements are ongoing and scheduled for the morning hours of 7 to 8:30 a.m. The project consists of a major remodel to a second story unit within the Plaza Lodge, directly above the Christy Sports store. Trash removal will take place during normal loading and delivery hours. Completion date is scheduled for summer 2018. Contractor is Nedbo Construction, Mike Losey 970-977-0329. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
Red Lion Inn Condo # 3 Renovation, 304 Bridge Street
Work continues mostly contained within the construction fence and property boundaries. Work consists of adding 714 square feet to level 1 and level 2 of Unit 3. Completion date is spring of 2018. Contractor is Beck Building Company, Kevin Fifield, 970-904-1283. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum, 231 East Meadow Drive
Remodel of existing Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame. Work is underway; completion date is scheduled for Dec. 15, 2017. Contractor is Nedbo Construction, Michele VonDaggenhasuen, 970-445-7024. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Vail Health Hospital East Enabling Work
A new fuel storage tank will be installed along West Meadow Drive on Nov. 6; an oversize crane will be staged on site and will require a single lane and sidewalk closure. Traffic control will be provided. Utility work continues, Xcel Energy utility work along the South Frontage Road to relocate the gas service line to the Town of Vail Municipal Buildings is underway and Centurylink will be on site working to complete their portion of work. Traffic control will be provided as needed. Single lane and shoulder closures during daylight working hours can be expected between the Town Center roundabout and the Lionshead parking structure. In addition to the work along the frontage road, on West Meadow Drive on the southeast corner of the Vail Heath Building, United Companies will be excavating to install a new underground fuel storage tank. Work will take roughly 4 weeks to complete and will require a sidewalk closure and pedestrians will be required to cross the street to the south side within this area. In addition, the westbound bus stop will be temporarily moved farther west during construction. The utility relocation is required in preparation for Phase II of the Master Facility Plan, which includes the demolition of the southeast building, currently scheduled for the winter 2017/2018 season. The east wing will include the tear-down and replacement of the current east wing administration building and garage, replacing it with a new garage and new building to house new emergency and imaging departments, as well as a new lobby, central plant, tenant space and material management department. All hospital services will remain open and fully functional throughout the construction. To access the Emergency Department, use West Meadow Drive. Hospital patients and visitors should park in the hospital parking lot on South Frontage Road West. Patients and guests of the Medical Professional Building (US Bank) should park in the lot accessible by West Meadow Drive. Please see map. Contractor is G.E. Johnson Construction Company, Christian Earl, 307-203-9242.Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Row House Unit 8, 303 Gore Creek Drive
Work consists of an interior and exterior remodel; work will be contained within property boundaries and construction fencing. Project completion is scheduled for fall of 2018. Contractor is Cuccia Construction, Guy Cuccia, 970-471-6456. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Row House Units 9 & 10, 303 Gore Creek Drive
Project consists of an interior and exterior remodel. New electrical conduits and excavation on Gore Creek Drive to provide updated and additional electrical power to units 8-12 is complete. Contractor is Beck Building, Steve Boderck, 970-471-1654. Town of Vail Contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Row House Units 11 & 12, 303 Gore Creek Drive
Project consists of an interior/exterior remodel and addition. Project completion date is currently scheduled for spring of 2018. Contractor is SRE Building Associates, Justin Marschalk, 970-376-2944. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.


Vail Memorial Park Expansion
Expansion and improvements to Phase III of the park include new walk ways, new memorial walls, benches and 50 memorial boulders. Completion of work is scheduled for Nov. 15, pending weather conditions. Access for construction vehicles to the park is only available through the bike path between Aspen Court and the park, so please exercise cautions when using the path. Contractor is The Gallegos Corporation and Edwards Excavating. Memorial Park personal contact is Farnham St. John, 970-470-1102. Town of Vail Contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Booth Falls Road Utility Work near Trailhead
Centurylink has hired Pauley Construction to bore a new phone line from the intersection of Booth Falls Road/Booth Falls Court to the Booth Falls Trailhead parking lot. Work start date is pending permit approval. A single lane closure is required, traffic control will be provided. Contractor is Pauley Construction, TJ Heffron, 720-442-4293. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval 970-390-4677.

Town of Vail Forest Fuels Reduction Project
The Town of Vail and the U.S. Forest Service have initiated a large-scale project to remove the dead trees in the Matterhorn and Intermountain neighborhoods which is nearly complete. A specialized helicopter has been used to remove logs from the forest to staging areas. As of Friday, Oct. 20, the helicopter yarding is complete and the rehabilitation of the west landing has been complete. Log hauling operations commenced at the Matterhorn landing on Monday, Oct. 23. This phase of the project is scheduled to be completed in late November, 2017. Town of Vail Contact is Paul Cada, 970-477-3475, Vail Fire and Emergency Services.

Chamonix Vail, 2310 Chamonix Road 
Vertical construction on the site continues with the framing of the garage and first floor interior walls. Much of the on site framing is complete. Modular system and roof truss assembly is nearing completion; however, frequent semi truck deliveries and overhead crane work continues. Minor delays on Chamonix Lane are to be expected as the large trucks maneuver onto the site. Alternate routes into the neighborhoods are advised. Site work is underway including roadway construction and paving.  Paving equipment and crews will be in the area over the next two weeks. Construction activity is happening seven days per week and will continue until all of the homes are set, roofs assembled, and the buildings are completely dried in. The anticipated completion date is March 31, 2018. Contact Weston Bierma, RA Nelson, 970-471-8314 or George Ruther, Town of Vail, 970-376-2675.

Doubletree Hotel, 2211 North Frontage Road (formally the Holiday Inn)
Work includes renovation of the interior/exterior of the hotel, pool area upgrades and parking lot improvements. Start date was Aug. 15, 2016, completion date scheduled for fall 2017. Contact person is Larry Paige, 315-400-9732.

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