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Vail council may vote today on Seibert Circle

Daily Staff Report

VAIL – The Vail Town Council is asking for public comment before making a decision about the future of Seibert Circle, the public plaza at the intersection of Bridge Street and Hanson Ranch Road in Vail Village.With a face lift under way on Bridge Street as part of the village streetscape improvements, plus a new funding partner, the Town Council has been presented with the opportunity to redo the plaza, too. Options about the plaza will be presented during an open house from 5:15 to 6 p.m. today in the Vail Town Council chambers. The open house will take place before the Vail Town Council meeting. Options include replacing the nine existing granite sculptures with new art that could feature water, fire, ice, sound and lighting. Vail Resorts Development Company has agreed to provide $500,000 to help cover the cost of a “four-season” feature as part of a $1 million commitment to public art as part of the “Front Door” project near the Vista Bahn chairlift.During a work session on Jan. 18, three options for the plaza were presented to the council by town staff. The first option, with an estimated price of $150,000, would include a minor renovation of the plaza in which a small water feature is added to the existing sculptures, plus additional snowmelt and streetscape improvements. The second option, estimated to cost $735,000, would keep the Morales sculptures, while adding a new feature capable of supporting fire and water, plus additional streetscape and snowmelt improvements. The final option, supported by the town’s Art in Public Places Board, has an estimated cost of $1.4 million, which pays for a complete renovation of Seibert Circle with removal of the existing sculptures and installation of a new feature. Council members have been considering costs, timing, neighborhood impacts and the process for selection of a potential new feature. Those who can’t attend the meeting, can comment by contacting the Town Council’s voice mail at 479-1860, ext. 8, by e-mail to towncouncil@vailgov.com, or by fax, to 479-2157. More details have been posted on the Town of Vail web site at http://www.vailgov.com.Vail, Colorado


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