Experts look to Vail Valley’s future |

Experts look to Vail Valley’s future

Sarah Mausolf
Vail Valley, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – Water rights, transportation and affordable housing are just a few of the topics a group of experts have been exploring in Colorado’s Vail Valley.

The team of architects and development experts on Wednesday will present their recommendations for sustainable development to the public, said Robin Hickey, director of local chapters for the American Institute of Architects Colorado. The group will present its findings at 7 p.m. inside Battle Mountain High School in Edwards.

The team collected input from the public during a meeting Monday night at Battle Mountain High School.

The group has been meeting with community members and town officials to glean insight on the valley’s development issues.

Hickey said the team has been exploring topics like making the best of limited water resources, providing adequate transportation in the valley, making sure people who work at the resorts have affordable housing and achieving job stability.

The American Institute of Architects, the town of Avon and the town of Vail have joined together to provide a Sustainable Design Assessment Team.

The Colorado West Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Eagle River Valley received a grant for the project last year from the AIA National Center for Communities by Design in Washington, DC.

Support Local Journalism