Lionshead garage developer to ask for more time |

Lionshead garage developer to ask for more time

Melanie Wong
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” On Tuesday, the Vail Town Council will talk to developer Mark Masinter, who has plans to rebuild the Lionshead parking structure into a hotel, stores, restaurants and a conference center.

After the plans were approved by the town last summer, developers had trouble getting a restriction lifted on the property. The “deed restriction,” which only allows parking on the site, must be lifted before the project can go forward.

Masinter will ask the town council for more time to work out the matter with Vail Resorts.

Town planners also have some suggestions for the council to change Vail Village’s loading and delivery schedule. The town made new rules as to how late delivery vehicles could be on village streets and have been testing out the new schedule since January.

The council will hear about some minor changes that might be made to the schedule as well as any concerns from delivery companies and businesses.

The Vail Town Council has postponed plans to discuss the Checkpoint Charlie building. The matter will now be taken up at the April 7 council meeting.

The Vail Village landmark is going to be replaced and expanded.

The gatehouse, which sits on the corner of International Bridge and Gore Creek Drive, is aging, and the town wants to do streetscaping work around the building. Vail Resorts, in association with the Vail Village Front Door development, planned to replace the gatehouse, add bathrooms and do the streetscaping work, said Vail Community Development Director George Ruther.

The agreement was that Vail Resorts would complete the Checkpoint Charlie building within a year of finishing the Front Door project. The resort wants to finish the project as early as this fall instead.

Staff Writer Melanie Wong can be reached at 970-748-2928 or

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