Town eyes West Vail lot for affordable housing |

Town eyes West Vail lot for affordable housing

Melanie Wong
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” A small lot of town-owned land in West Vail may be the site of more workforce housing.

The less-than-half-acre plot of land on Arosa Drive, unofficially known as the “A-Frame Lot,” has been owned by the town for more than 10 years. The down economy might be a good opportunity for the town to tackle a small project, suggested town councilman Mark Gordon.

“I’m hoping to add a little economic stimulus of our own by having a Vail-based builder build a duplex of deed-restricted homes there,” he said. “Now is as good a time as any.”

The homes would be deed-restricted, for-sale housing.

The land is zoned for single-family homes and employee housing. The lot was obtained in a land swap with the plan to build housing on it, Vail Housing Director Nina Timm said.

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The town tore down an old A-frame house that was on the land in 2001, but the project never came to fruition as the town turned its attention to bigger affordable housing projects such as Red Sandstone, North Trail, Vail Commons, Timber Ridge and Middle Creek.

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