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Town Council to Review Civic Area Plan Progress on May 21

  • 20 May 2019
Town Council to Review Civic Area Plan Progress on May 21
A progress report on the Vail Civic Area Plan will be presented to the Town Council at its evening meeting on Tuesday, May 21. The item is listed as 6.1 on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with opportunities for public comment. 

Next Phase of Community Input for Civic Area Master Plan Process Ends April 28

  • 24 April 2019
Next Phase of Community Input for Civic Area Master Plan Process Ends April 28
Just a few days remain for community members to take part in this current phase of the Civic Area Master Plan process in which a series of short, interactive surveys are available to collect comments and feedback. Register or sign in to EngageVail.com to view and comment on design concepts illustrating possible improvements or additions to the five town-owned properties that make up the Vail Civic Plan study area: Dobson Ice Arena, Vail Public Library, Lionshead Parking and Transportation Center, charter bus lot and the Vail Municipal Building complex.

Community Input Sought during Next Phase of Civic Area Master Plan Process

  • 23 April 2019
Community Input Sought during Next Phase of Civic Area Master Plan Process
An open house on April 17 and a series of short, interactive surveys at EngageVail.com will be available to collect comments and feedback from the community during the next phase of the Town of Vail Civic Area planning process, which extends from April 12 through April 28.

Civic Area Master Plan Design Concepts Presented to Town Council April 2

  • 1 April 2019
Civic Area Master Plan Design Concepts Presented to Town Council April 2
An update on design concepts illustrating various citizen-driven themes for improvements to Vail’s civic spaces will be presented to the Vail Town Council at its Tuesday, April 2 meeting. The item is listed as 1.3 on the meeting agenda which begins at 2:05 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers.  

Town of Vail Seeks to Sell Commercial Property in Vail Village after 30 Years of Ownership

  • 20 March 2019
The Vail Town Council has instructed staff to retain the services of a commercial real estate seller’s broker to assist in selling a town-owned commercial space, located at 100 East Meadow Drive in the Vail Village Inn, Phase V building.

Annual Vail Community Meeting on March 12 Celebrates Trailblazer Award Recipient and Looks to the Future

  • 11 March 2019
Annual Vail Community Meeting on March 12 Celebrates Trailblazer Award Recipient and Looks to the Future
Vail’s Annual Community Meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 at Donovan Pavilion will be headlined by a celebration recognizing noted water attorney Glenn Porzak as the recipient of the annual Trailblazer Award as well as a look back on accomplishments from 2018, an update on new initiatives and a tribute to fire Lt. Scott Bridges who is recovering from injuries he sustained while helping at an accident scene on his way to work.  

Short-Term Rental Renewal, Online Application Process Now Underway in Vail

  • 9 March 2019
Short-Term Rental Renewal, Online Application Process Now Underway in Vail
The Town of Vail Finance Department has begun the notification process for renewal of short-term rental licenses issued in 2018 as well as reminders to register new properties. The 2019 requirements become effective Friday, March 1 for all short-term rental properties within the town boundaries. The registration requirement applies to anyone renting their Vail property or seeking to rent a property in Vail for less than a 30-day consecutive period.

Locals Encouraged to Attend YIMBY Jamboree to Discuss Community Housing Solutions, Jan. 17

  • 16 January 2019
Building on the strong momentum of the Eagle River Valley’s multiple efforts across private and public sectors to create a healthy community by delivering incremental housing projects, the YIMBY Jamboree will take place Thursday, Jan. 17 at Donovan Pavilion.

Vail Launches Master Planning Process for Civic Area Properties; Take the Survey at EngageVail.com

  • 3 January 2019
Vail Launches Master Planning Process for Civic Area Properties; Take the Survey at EngageVail.com
The Town of Vail has introduced the first stages of a master planning process that is relying heavily on community engagement to determine how best to incorporate community needs and goals in preparing for future improvements to town-owned properties in the heart of Vail.

2018 Town of Vail Year in Review

  • 26 December 2018
2018 Town of Vail Year in Review
Partnerships and collaboration in the areas of housing, environmental sustainability, parking, economy and public safety were key contributors in helping to elevate the town’s priority initiatives during 2018. For example, in partnership with the Vail Local Housing Authority, the town continued to make an impact on its housing goals with the acquisition of 106 new deed restrictions totaling $6.5 million of public and private investments through the Vail InDEED program. This included the purchase of 23 deed-restrictions at the newly-constructed 6 West Apartments in Edwards, which represents the town’s first of its kind regional housing collaboration. Also noteworthy during the year was announcement of Vail’s official certification as the first sustainable mountain resort destination in the U.S. and the first community certified in the world under the Mountain Ideal Standard. The certifications are the result of a multi-year partnership between the Town of Vail, Walking Mountains Science Center, Sustainable Travel International, Vail Resorts, U.S. Forest Service and others, while marking the culmination of 56 years of leadership by the Vail community in progressive environmental conservation policies and programs. To address the need for additional public parking, a three-way partnership between the town, Eagle County Schools and Vail Resorts contributed to the opening of a new, four-level parking structure at Red Sandstone Elementary School in which the spaces will be utilized for both school and public use. A first-ever retreat between the Vail Town Council and executives from Vail Resorts identified areas where the two entities will be working together to enhance the guest experience and elevate Vail’s competitiveness. Events such as the Burton U.S. Snowboarding Championships, Colorado Classic, Bravo! Vail Music Festival as well as a Global Friendship exchange trip to Japan, served to showcase Vail to international audiences. Also of note was the involvement of Vail Fire in facilitating creation of the Mountain Area Mutual Aid Plan which assisted in the coordination of wildfire suppression efforts during the Lake Christine, Bocco, Buffalo, Two Elk and Golf Course fires throughout the region, and will serve to provide critical resources in the event of a wildfire in or near Vail. Other milestones included completion of the update to the Open Lands Plan, ongoing improvement in Gore Creek’s water quality, sponsorship of a wildlife forum which brought renewed focus on the health of the area’s wildlife, plus a kickoff to the Civic Area planning process that will help identify a future plan for the town’s public facilities in the heart of Vail.

Red Sandstone Parking Garage is Open for Use by Qualified Parking Pass Holders

  • 19 December 2018
Red Sandstone Parking Garage is Open for Use by Qualified Parking Pass Holders
Vail’s newest public parking garage, located on the Red Sandstone Elementary School site at 559 North Frontage Road, officially opened at 6 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 for use by eligible season parking pass holders. The lower two levels of the parking garage are available for daily access by employees who purchased the new $450 Red Pass. These spaces are also accessible to Green, Blue and Gold pass holders. Due to continued construction activity at the school, the upper two levels of the garage are restricted to allow for the safe movement of construction vehicles and related equipment during the remainder of the renovation.

Town of Vail Ready to Launch Master Planning Process for Civic Area Properties in the Heart of Vail Dec. 11

  • 6 December 2018
Town of Vail Ready to Launch Master Planning Process for Civic Area Properties in the Heart of Vail Dec. 11
The Town of Vail is introducing the first stages of a master planning process that will rely heavily on community engagement to determine how best to incorporate community needs and goals in preparing for future improvements to town-owned properties in the heart of Vail. To learn more about the Civic Area Master Plan process, the town is hosting a community open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 in the Grand View on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center.

Adoption of 2019 Vail Municipal Budget Scheduled for Dec. 4

  • 30 November 2018
Adoption of 2019 Vail Municipal Budget Scheduled for Dec. 4
Public comment opportunities will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 4 as the Vail Town Council prepares to adopt the 2019 municipal budget. The $73.3 million expenditure plan is available on the town’s website at www.vailgov.com. Second reading of Ordinance No. 21 is listed as item 8.3 on Tuesday’s meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers. 

Vail Town Council to Consider Final Updates to Short-Term Rental Regulations Dec. 4

  • 29 November 2018
Vail Town Council to Consider Final Updates to Short-Term Rental Regulations Dec. 4
The Vail Town Council will consider final amendments to an ordinance regulating short-term rentals during its regular evening meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4. The item, second reading of Ordinance No. 19, is listed as 8.1 on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers with opportunities for public comment.

Vail Announces Promotion in Town Clerk’s Office

  • 20 November 2018
Vail Announces Promotion in Town Clerk’s Office
Vail town manager Greg Clifton has announced that Tammy Nagel has been promoted to serve as town clerk following her years of service in the deputy town clerk role. She replaces Patty McKenny who has recently been promoted to Vail’s assistant town manager. The appointment is effectively immediately.
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