Eagle County seeks operator for senior-care facility
EAGLE, Colorado – Eagle County has begun the process of selecting a provider to create and operate a senior care facility on about 10 acres of county-owned property within the town of Eagle. The county has enlisted the help ofmore than 25 community members to assist with the selection of the service provider.Presentations and interviews will take place from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Battle Mountain High School in Edwards. The public is invited to provide feedback on the presentations, which will be made from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A decision is anticipated tooccurnext week. Video of the presentations will be archived and available for viewing on http://www.ecotv18.com.The proposed site includes the “Horse Pasture Parcel” and the county’s former Road & Bridge parcel. Desired components of the proposal include independent and assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care facilities. Eagle County received more than 30 inquiries and 11 responses to its nationally published request for qualifications in April. Four finalists will participate in Wednesday’s interview process.Once a partner is selected, next steps for the project include refining the market analysis for the facility, beginning the design process, annexation of the land into the Town of Eagle and obtaining land-use entitlement.Additional information, including Wednesday’s agenda, background materials, market studies and the finalists’ RFQ submissions, is available online at http://www.eaglecounty.us/housing/retirement_community.