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Ever Vail review begins next month

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” The largest and most ambitious development proposal in Vail, Colorado’s history will begin working its way through the town’s development review process Dec. 2.

That’s when a presentation outlining the Ever Vail project will be shown to members of the Town Council, Planning and Environmental Commission and Design Review Board by the developer, Vail Resorts Development Company.

The joint meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers, is the first such meeting of the three boards since submittal of the Arrabelle at Vail Square development in 2004. The presentation is the second item on the Town Council’s evening meeting agenda.

Vail Resorts Development Company and its team of designers will present an overview of the Ever Vail project and answer questions.

A second presentation will be hosted by Vail Resorts Development Company during a community open house beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Donovan Pavilion. This will be another opportunity to get a project overview and ask questions.

As proposed, Ever Vail would become Vail’s fifth mountain portal with chairlift access, public parking and a newly built neighborhood offering a mix of homes and stores built on about 11 acres in West Lionshead.

The plans also include a proposal to realign the South Frontage Road. The project would be one of the largest “green” environmentally sustainable resort development projects in North America. The project design has qualified for a platinum rating by the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Neighborhood Development Program.

The town’s development review process will take many months and includes numerous phases. The initial milestones include the review of an application to realign the South Frontage Road and other vehicular and pedestrian circulation systems, consideration of an application to subdivide and reconfigure the property lines affecting the development site, and a review of an application to rezone a portion of the development site to the LionsHead Mixed Use-2 zone district.

The first of many public hearings on the Ever Vail project development review applications will begin with a work session meeting with the Planning and Environmental Commission at 1 p.m. Dec. 8.

For more information on the development review process, call George Ruther, town of Vail Community Development Director, at 479-2145.

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