Vail: How many Chamonix homes? |

Vail: How many Chamonix homes?

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Daily/Town of VailAn advisory committee has recommended a proposal that would put 70 deed-restricted worker homes on almost 5 acres of town-owned land in West Vail.

VAIL, Colorado ” Should Vail’s planned affordable-housing complex look more urban or suburban?

That will be the question before the Vail Town Council Tuesday night as it considers plans for affordable housing and a fire station on nearly 5 acres of town-owned land in West Vail.

The land, above the Shell station in West Vail, includes the site of the old Wendy’s station and extends north to Chamonix Drive.

The town is considering several plans for the site that would cost from $19 million to $30 million.

An advisory committee recommended a “village neighborhood” plan, the most dense of three proposals, that would have some 70 homes, ranging from one to three bedrooms.

Other proposals put 58 and 50 homes on the land.

In all three scenarios, a fire station would go where Wendy’s was.

The Town Council will also consider whether to pursue “green” design in the form of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification. It will also consider “modular,” pre-fabricated building, which could slash up to $7 million of the cost of the project.

All financing options will be considered, according to the advisory committees.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Vail Town Council chambers.

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