Parking to be discussed Tuesday in Vail |

Parking to be discussed Tuesday in Vail

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – Recommendations for Vail’s winter parking rates and policies for the 2010-11 winter season will return to the Town Council for ratification Tuesday.

The parking discussion is listed sixth on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers, 75 S. Frontage Rd.

Public comments are encouraged. –

Among the recommendations from town staff is to extend eligibility for discounted parking in the Village and Lionshead parking structures via the Value Card to all Eagle County residents and property owners. Other recommendations include changes to increase use of the value lots, located on the top deck of the Vail Village parking structure and on the second level, south side of the Lionshead parking structure.

The lots would be open to all users with free 30-minute parking, a two-hour shopper rate or an all-day rate. Technology enhancements and promotional partnerships are also planned.

Daily parking rates would be unchanged from last season. The recommendations for the upcoming season reflect few changes from the prior year to allow for an review of the supply and demand for public parking once the remaining major redevelopment projects are completed. Openings of the Four Seasons Resort and the Ritz-Carlton Residences are planned for the 2010-11 season, for a total of 13 major redeveloped properties in Vail since 2006.

Visit the town’s website at for an overview of the winter parking recommendations. Public comments in advance of the meeting may be sent to or by calling the Town Council’s voice mail at 970-479-1860, ext. 8.

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