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Plans for Vail to be presented at meetings

VAIL ” Two upcoming meetings will seek input from the public on the future of West Vail and West Lionshead.

At the West Lionshead meeting Thursday, Vail Resorts Development Company and the town of Vail will present two plans for the area. Both plans suggest locating the proposed ski lift on the former BP station site. The lift would take passengers to the bottom of Chair 26.

Vail Resorts has previously said it is considering locating the base of the lift either beside the planned Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail or at the BP site. Vail Resorts execs have said the company may compel locals and employees to use the new lift if they want discount passes.

One plan shows how development could happen if the frontage road is realigned parallel to Interstate 70. The other plan shows development without moving the frontage road.

Vail Resorts and the town of Vail say the development will probably include condos, public parking, retail space and possibly a bus hub.

The area includes more than 11 acres. About 6 acres are owned by Vail Resorts. Redevelopment could begin by summer 2008 at the earliest, Vail Resorts has said.

The West Vail meeting will be Tuesday. The town has three plans, all of which propose buildings with retail on the first level, residences and offices on the floors above, plus incentives for underground parking.

Staff Writer Edward Stoner can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 14623, or

Vail, Colorado

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