Vail construction values for 2006 set new record |

Vail construction values for 2006 set new record

Daily staff report
Vail, CO, Colorado

VAIL ” Construction in Vail set a new record in 2006, based on the value of what’s being built.

The Vail Community Development Department issued permits for more than $353.3 million in new construction last year. That number shattered the previous record of $245.5 million set in 2005.

The most visible projects breaking ground in 2006 include the Front Door project at the base of Vail Mountain, valued at $83 million, and Vail Mountainview Residences (formerly Apollo Park), valued at $34 million.

An addition and renovation project at Manor Vail, valued at $50 million, will begin construction this spring.

In addition to the construction projects already under way, five new developments are scheduled to begin construction during 2007: Crossroads/Solaris; the Timberline (Roost) Lodge; Four Seasons; Ritz Carlton Residences, Vail; and The Willows.

Government approvals for the redevelopment of the Lodge at Lionshead Phase III, Vail International, the Rucksack building and the Gorsuch/Clock Tower building are expected in the next few months.

For more information about construction activity in Vail, call Russell Forrest at 479-2139.

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