VAIL, Colorado - The town of Vail's efforts to spruce up its properties continues in 2013 with yet another renovation project at the Lionshead Village parking structure.
The town has budgeted $166,000, via its Vail Reinvestment Authority budget, for designing an improved entryway to the structure, as well as enhanced operations, efficiency, safety, aesthetics and guest services. Town Engineer Tom Kassmel told the council Tuesday the town would like to get started with that design process Jan. 1.
"This project will assess facility needs, all project site uses, including the existing access points, gated and non-gated entries and exits, oversized vehicle parking, and the future potential parking expansion and other community uses such as a recycle drop-off center," according to a Tuesday memo to the council from the Public Works department. "A key element to a successful project will be a solution to the above stated uses all working together efficiently to handle the peak traffic demands in a context sensitive aesthetically pleasing design that provides a level of guest service expected in Vail."
Kassmel said traffic flows at the intersection of S. Frontage Road will be considered during the process, including the potential for a roundabout there in the future.
"Whatever design improvements we do in this location will collaborate with that whether it's in the near term or long term future," Kassmel said.
The council approved entering into the design contract with Zehren and Associates.