Study: Redeveloping Vail town offices is feasible |

Study: Redeveloping Vail town offices is feasible

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – Redevelopment of the Vail Municipal Building site to accommodate a medical facility and retain town offices appears to be feasible, based on initial findings.

Project representatives will present an update to the Vail Town Council at its Tuesday meeting with a request to release funding for another phase of study. The item is listed eighth on the meeting agenda, which begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers.

The potential redevelopment has been under study since May, when the Town Council authorized $33,000 to share the cost of a study with Vail Valley Medical Center, Howard Head Sports Medicine, Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.

The results identified space needs for each of the entities which include 55,551 square feet for a new medical office building and 21,850 square feet for municipal offices. The potential redevelopment would also include parking for 220 vehicles underground and a pedestrian bridge over South Frontage Road to Vail Valley Medical Center from the office building. As proposed, the Vail Police Department and dispatch would remain in their current space, while the helipad would be relocated.—

The redevelopment would replace the current Town of Vail administration offices and the Community Development Department building.

According to Doris Kirchner, president and chief executive officer of Vail Valley Medical Center, the new space would allow Vail Valley Medical Center to expand and provide additional medical services. In addition to the Steadman Clinic, the new office building would be the home for the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.

During Tuesday’s meeting, the Town Council will be asked to consider spending up to $99,982 to cover one-third of the cost for the next phase of the study.

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