Ever Vail quiet for now
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado ” Plans for a new ski village in West Lionshead will stay out of the public eye for the summer as developers work on the details of the project, Vail Resorts officials said.
The project has been in the spotlight for a few months as Vail Resorts developers have been working with the town of Vail for approval of the project. The company has also held a series of community open houses to introduce the project to local residents.
The new village would include a gondola, hotel, housing, grocery store, public parking and shopping. The project also involves plans to straighten the South Frontage Road, which was approved by the town and is currently being reviewed by the state Department of Transportation.
“(The frontage road plans) have been submitted, so now we are working with town staff and the design team to start fleshing out the inside of the project,” said Kristin Williams, Vail Resorts’ Eagle County spokeswoman.
Vail Resorts’ design team will meet with town planners at the end of July for a two-day planning session to talk about the details of the project, Williams said.
“We’ll hone in on any key issues, report back to Town Council, and be back in the public approval process in September,” she said.
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