Vail may pick Timber Ridge developer |

Vail may pick Timber Ridge developer

Melanie Wong
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” The Vail Town Council may decide on a firm to rebuild the town’s largest employee housing complex at its meeting next Tuesday in Vail, Colorado.

The town narrowed down its choices to four firms, including Vail-based Fritzlen-Pierce Architects, and interviewed the applicants in mid-April. The council will discuss the interviews in a closed session on Tuesday and may choose one company for the job.

The project involves rebuilding half of Timber Ridge, an aging affordable rental complex owned by the town.

Other items to be discussed include:

– New employee housing ” The town may decide to build two new employee homes at a town-owned lot in West Vail. The plan is for the homes on the small lot on Arosa Drive to be deed-restricted. If the council gives the plan the OK, the town will send out a call for companies interested in doing the work.

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– Increased fire fees ” The town may minimally increase fees for fire services outside of town limits. The current fees don’t cover the town’s costs, and the increase, if approved, would be minimal, said the town’s public relations coordinator Suzanne Silverthorn.

– Board appointments ” The council is also expected to appoint members to the Vail Local Housing Authority and the Vail Local Licensing Authority.

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