Crossroads early voting sets record
VAIL ” A record number of people voted early in the election that will decide the fate of Crossroads.
A total of 982 people cast ballots in early voting, which started June 29 and ended Friday.
Election day is Tuesday, and polls will be open at the Vail Municipal Building from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
The election considers the proposal, called Solaris, to replace the aging Crossroads building in Vail Village. The proposal includes 69 condos, a three-screen movie theater, a 10-lane bowling alley, an ice rink/public plaza, stores and restaurants.
Supporters say it will bring needed amenities to the town of Vail. Opponents say it’s too big and tall for Vail Village.
The tally of 982 voters includes walk-in voters and absentee ballots. There are 4,045 registered voters eligible to vote in this election.
The previous record for early voting was 547 for the November 2005 election.
The Town Council approved Crossroads on March 21, but opponents gathered enough signatures to force a townwide vote on the issue.
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