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Ever Vail details revealed Tuesday

Melanie Wong
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” Vail Resorts Development Co. will present plans for the proposed Ever Vail project to Vail,Colorado officials at next Tuesday’s meeting.

Specifics about the $1.5-billion ski village in West Lionshead will be unveiled, and developers will also say why the project would benefit the community, Vail Town Manager Stan Zemler said.

The Vail Town Council, Planning and Environmental Commission and the Design Review Board will all be at the meeting, but no formal decisions are planned for Tuesday’s meeting.

The 11-acre project would include a gondola to Eagle’s Nest, condos, timeshares, a five-star hotel, a public parking garage, restaurants, stores, public parks, 100 beds of employee housing and a ski-maintenance facility.

The town approval process could take months, but the project could start as early as next summer and be finished by 2015.

The council may also make the decision to start publishing the town’s new and proposed laws on the Web instead of in the newspaper.

Law requires “publication of ordinances” when they are introduced and adopted, but the town reasons that “publication” does not have to mean print.

Last year, the town spent almost $20,000 publishing ordinances in the Vail Daily. The town council considered and then rejected the proposal earlier this summer to stop publishing new laws in the paper.

However, with recent budget cuts, town staff is recommending that the council reconsider.

Staff Writer Melanie Wong can be reached at 970-748-2928 or mwong@vaildaily.com.

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