Primary Contact: Leonard Sandoval, Town of Vail Construction Area Coordinator
970-390-4677 or 970-479-2198; email@example.com
Weekly Construction Update Meetings
Weekly contractor construction update meetings are taking place at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Lionshead Welcome Center. Meetings will be held every Tuesday through the fall of 2018. The public is invited to attend.
Upcoming Special Events – Construction Restrictions
Ski Snowboard Club Ski Swap, Dobson Ice Arena – Oct. 19-20
Vail Snow Daze, Vail Village – Dec. 14-16
Online Citizen Portal
Customers of the Community Development Department have access to a 24/7 online citizen portal to submit applications for contractor registration and various construction-related permits. The portal, at http://vail.onlinegovt.com/ 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 http://www.vailgov.com/online-services.
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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
Pending demo permit approval, work will include removal of existing vegetation, soils, stone cladding and debris surrounding the existing parking structure on the property. 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.
Slifer Square Repair Project/Covered Bridge
Phase II is ongoing. The Town of Vail has contracted with Icon Inc., of Gypsum to complete the Slifer Square Repair project. Slifer Square, located between the Vail Village parking structure and the Covered Bridge, is undergoing necessary repair projects. During construction, the in-town bus will be rerouted onto the frontage road and pedestrian traffic will be routed around the construction to the covered bridge to maintain access to businesses in Vail Village. Remaining work is occurring during the fall Village construction season. Final completion date is Nov. 15. Project contacts are Albert Quintana with Icon Inc., 970-977-0561, and Chad Salli, Town of Vail, 970-376-2389.
Ski and Snowboard Club Vail Redevelopment, 598 Vail Valley Drive
Construction activity is contained within the construction fenced area. This is a redevelopment of the Ski and Snowboard Vail site to include a private and public club and multi-family residential dwelling units. The bike path on the south side of the project is currently closed; it scheduled to reopen by the end of November 2018, asphalt paving will not be completed until spring of 2019. Completion date is early winter 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
Tower crane is scheduled to be removed on Oct. 31. Construction deliveries will continue to occur on Bridge Street for the project between 7 and 8:30 a.m. Oversize deliveries for the project on Upper Bridge Street will be coned off to keep pedestrians safe while material is delivered. Pedestrian traffic control will be provided. This is a major remodel of the building. Use of additional right-of-way requires submittal and approval of a public way permit. 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 East Enabling Work
Site shoring and excavation of dirt is ongoing. Update on oversize vehicle traffic flow, pending permit approval: All oversize empty tractor trailers will enter from East Lionshead Circle, through the Dobson/Ice Arena Plaza bus route and enter the construction from the west; loaded trucks will then exit on West Meadow Drive through Vail Road. The excavating contractor has increased the amount of trucks in order to remove as much dirt as possible before the weather turns and the start of the ski season. 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 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
Single lane closures are scheduled for deliveries and concrete pours throughout the summer, fall and winter months; 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 & 12, 303 Gore Creek Drive
Single lane closures are scheduled for deliveries and concrete pours throughout the summer, fall and winter months; 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.
Lionshead Parking Structure Repairs
Beginning Monday, Oct. 8, Levels 1 and 2 of the Lionshead parking structure will be partially closed for structural repairs. The closures will continue for approximately two weeks. Town of Vail contact is John King, 970- 479-2170.
I -70 Pedestrian Bridge Walkway to Lionshead, South Frontage Road
This project is underway. Work includes removal of 300 feet of existing asphalt and installing a heated concrete walkway from the pedestrian overpass bridge east to the walkway between First Chair and Westwind buildings. Completion date is Nov. 1. Work will require the pedestrian bridge to be closed for a few days, during demo and concrete pour days. When the pedestrian bridge is available, access will only be to the stairs on West Lionshead Circle. Signage and traffic control will be provided. Town of Vail Contact is Chris Delles, Town of Vail Inspector, 970-471-2749.
Battle Mountain/Lazier Parking Garage, 534 East Lionshead Cr.
Completion of stairs and permanent site fence is pending before the project is considered complete. Work on the stairs between the parking lot and Vantage Point was scheduled to start on Saturday, Sept. 15. The proposed new project on the eastern portion of the lot is currently scheduled for spring of 2019. 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
Storm drain work is underway; it will impact the heated sidewalk on Lionshead Place. Remaining work is currently contained within the site boundaries. 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.
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 underway with a completion date of mid December 2018. Landscaping 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.
West Vail Sewer Main Improvements – West Vail South Frontage Road
Eagle River Water & Sanitation District installed new sewer main within the South Frontage Road West corridor. Work on S. Frontage Rd. by Conoco is complete. Final milling and paving of W. Gore Creek Dr. will occur this week, weather permitting. W. Gore Creek Dr., at the intersection with S. Frontage Rd., will close mid-week during paving operations. Town of Vail will move bus service to S. Frontage Rd. during the W. Gore Creek Dr. intersection closure. There will be traffic control and occasional stops on S. Frontage Rd. during paving operations. Travelers should use caution in the area due to both shoulders of S. Frontage Rd. being used for construction staging while the project continues in an easement on the Casa del Sol Condominiums property and within the Conoco property. The recreation path will reopen once paving is complete; bicyclists and pedestrians are detoured through the site on the shoulder of the westbound lane. The contractor is Western Pipeway. ERWSD contact is Niko Nemcanin, 970-471-1084.
Water Main Abandonment, Chamonix Lane / West Vail fire station
Eagle River Water & Sanitation District upgraded an existing water main on Chamonix Lane to increase water system reliability in the area. Work is complete; final work on the shoulder of Chamonix Lane, above the West Vail fire station, will occur this week. Eagle River Water & Sanitation District contact is Niko Nemcanin, 970-471-1084.
I-70 East Vail Landscape Improvements
The Town of Vail has contracted with Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes to install landscape improvements at the East Vail interchange. Irrigation and landscape wall installation is ongoing. Trees and shrubs will be installed in the spring/summer 2019. This works 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
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. Demo and construction are underway; completion is scheduled for mid February 2019. Contractor is Haselden Construction, Justin Fahnestock, 303-549-8589.
Red Sandstone Elementary School Parking Garage, 551 North Frontage Road West
The 350-ton crane has been removed; installation of the pre cast concrete is complete. 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 bus stop is open westbound only. This project has a completion date of Nov. 15, 2018. The Town of Vail and Eagle County Schools are jointly constructing a four-level, 160 space parking structure on the current Red Sandstone School site. The work will include 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. Utility work, concrete footers and retaining walls are ongoing. The former employee housing located just east of the Vail Gymnastics Center is being replaced with a 4-story, 65-unit rental housing development for 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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