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Here’s a recap of the various construction projects currently ongoing in Vail.
Mountain View Residence Phase II, 434 South Frontage Road East
Construction is ongoing. The north side of the parking garage is the staging area for trucks and material deliveries. This work is being conducted for the purpose of validating the existing conditions to ensure assumptions made in the design of the proposed building are accurate. General contractor is Shaw Builders LLC. Mountain View Residence contact is Garrett Honeyman, 303-952-4435. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
Ski and Snowboard Club Vail Redevelopment, 598 Vail Valley Drive
Phase I of the project has received a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy; areas still under construction are contained within the construction fenced area. Site grading, cleanup and landscaping will occur as weather permits. This is a redevelopment of the Ski and Snowboard Vail site to include a private and public club and multi-family residential dwelling units. Asphalt paving of the bike path is scheduled for spring of 2019. Completion date is summer of 2019. 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
Construction deliveries will continue to occur on Bridge Street for the project between 7 and 8:30 a.m. This is a major remodel of the building. The project completion date is scheduled for spring of 2019. Contractor is Olson & Sons Construction Inc., Tim Olson, 970-390-7303. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
Vail Health Hospital Project, 180 S. Frontage Road
The South Frontage Road shoulder will be used to unload construction material for the Vail Health Hospital's new east wing. Concrete pours will shift to the south side of the site adding vehicle congestion to West Meadow Drive. Please exercise caution along South Frontage Road and West Meadow Drive near the construction project. Phase II of the Master Facility Plan includes the tear-down and replacement of the current east wing administration building and garage, replacing it with a new parking garage and hospital 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 Vail Road/West Meadow Drive. Hospital patients and visitors should park (valet parking only, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) in the hospital parking lot on West Meadow Drive. Patients and guests of the Medical Professional Building (US Bank) should park (valet parking, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) in the underground parking lot of the Medical Professional Building accessible by West Meadow Drive. 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, Project completion is scheduled for early spring 2019. 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
Single lane closures are scheduled for deliveries throughout the winter months; pending Public Way Permit approval, traffic control will be provided. Construction activity will be contained within property boundaries and construction fencing. Project consists of an interior and exterior remodel. Contractor is Beck Building, Gary Kendall, 720-202-5645. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
Row House Units 11, 303 Gore Creek Drive
Single lane closures are scheduled for deliveries throughout the winter months; pending Public Way Permit approval, traffic control will be provided. Project consists of an interior/exterior remodel and addition. Project completion date has yet TBD. Contractor is SRE Building Associates, Casey Brune, 970-376-5568. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
Battle Mountain/Lazier Parking Garage, 534 East Lionshead Cr.
New proposed projects on the eastern and western portion of the lots are currently under design. Start date TBD. General contractor is Meadow Mountain Homes, Sean McGinley, 970-926-2824 (office); Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
Lionsquare Lodge South Interior Renovation, 660 Lionshead Place
Landscaping and punch list items are scheduled for the spring of 2019. The project includes interior upgrades to the existing conference room, including new celling finishes, room dividers, lighting and interior trim and parking lot improvements. Contractor is R.A. Nelson & Associates Inc., Matt Anderson. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
Ford Park Weather Shelter, 518 South Frontage Road
Construction will begin on the Ford Park Weather Shelter on March 12. Contractors will be accessing the site on the bike path along the Frontage Road. People walking from the Ford Park lot are advised to be aware of construction activities. Work on the Shelter will continue through May. For information, contact Todd Oppenheimer at 970-479-2161. Contractor is R.A. Nelson & Associates Inc.
Vail Golf Course, New Starter Shack, 1655 Sunburst Dr.
The project consists of demolition of existing building and reconstruction of a new 1,453 sq. ft. building. Construction is underway with a completion date of June 2019. Contractor is R.A. Nelson & Associates, Matt Anderson. Vail Recreation District contact is Scott O’Connell, 970-477-5264.
Vail Golf Course, # 14 and #15 Bridge Replacements, 1755 Sunburst Dr.
The project consists of removal and replacement of #14 and #15 golf cart bridges. Construction is complete for the winter months. Landscaping and asphalt repairs will be completed in the spring of 2019. Contractor is R.A. Nelson & Associates, Matt Anderson. Vail Recreation District contact is Scott O’Connell, 970-477-5264.
I-70 East Vail Landscape Improvements
Work is complete for the winter months; remaining landscaping and punch list items are scheduled for spring/summer of 2019. The Town of Vail has contracted with Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes to install landscape improvements at the East Vail interchange. This work follows the installation of water quality improvements at the interchange completed earlier this year. Town of Vail contact is Chad Salli, 970-479-2169.
Red Sandstone School Renovation, 551 North Frontage Road
Completion of interior work and the opening of the school for students and faculty are currently scheduled for March 13. The exterior and site work (landscaping, etc.) will be completed in the spring as weather and temperatures allow. The project includes the complete renovation of Red Sandstone Elementary School. Work includes removing the existing exterior finish material and installing new IECC compliant insulation and new exterior finishes, rearranging the existing school program and classrooms to allow for larger classrooms (to meet the current Eagle County School District standards). The new two-story addition along the south façade of the building will create a cafeteria, serving line, and secure vestibule, all of which the school does not currently have. The second level of the addition will house the new library expanding the space to transform the library into a media center space as well. Construction continues; completion is scheduled for mid March 2019. Contractor is Haselden Construction, Justin Fahnestock, 303-549-8589.
Red Sandstone Elementary School Parking Garage, 551 North Frontage Road West
The first and second level parking is now open for use by qualified pass holders. The third and fourth levels are being used for construction parking for the school. Landscaping and punch list items are scheduled for the spring/summer of 2019. Work includes new steps to the pedestrian overpass bridge, parking lot and bike path improvements. Access to the school and the gymnastics center will be maintained as a clear zone. The Town of Vail and Eagle County Schools are jointly constructing the four-level, 160 space parking structure on the current Red Sandstone School site. The work has included extensive site work to establish a loop road around the parking structure to allow access to each level while at the same time provide a one-way loop road for school drop-off and pick up. Contractor is Haselden Construction, Justin Fahnestock, 303-549-8589. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
Solar Vail Apartments, 501 N. Frontage Road West
Project is contained within the construction fence. The former employee housing located just east of the Vail Gymnastics Center is being replaced with a 4-story, 65-unit rental housing development by Sonnenalp Resorts. Occupancy is anticipated by October 2019. Contractor is RA Nelson, Justin Pronga, 970-471-0509. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval 970-390-4677.
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