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January 30, 2013
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County to examine fairgrounds expansion plan Feb. 5

The Eagle County Commissioners will host a public work session next week to discuss the final design concept for the expansion of Eagle River Center at the Eagle County Fairgrounds.

The county has been debating the Eagle River Center for a couple of years. In its current condition, the center only generates income to cover one-third of its operating costs. The commissioners and others would like to change that scenario and make the facility a regional amenity that could attract equine events from around the nation. That goal is anticipated to cost about $3 million and require a massive overhaul that would include construction of 200 horse stalls and a practice arena along with development of RV hookups. Parking and access issues also must be addressed.

The meeting slated for Tuesday, Feb. 5, is the last of the three contracted sessions for facility expansion design concept with the architectural group, Populous, Inc. The design that will be presented was programmed through public workshop input held in October and November 2012. The discussion will include projected costs to construct the design and recommendations for progression of this project plan.

The work session will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Eagle County Building in downtown Eagle.

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