Vail OKs further study of municipal site project |

Vail OKs further study of municipal site project

Lauren Glendenning
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – The town of Vail is moving forward with a plan that would redevelop the town’s 2.5-acre municipal complex site into a medical complex in partnership with the Vail Valley Medical Center and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.

The town council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday that authorizes a second phase of pre-development studies by Triumph Development LLC. The town will take on a 1/3 share of the costs of this phase, with the hospital and the institute taking on the other two shares, respectively. The resolution states that the town will not spend more than $99,982 for their portion of this phase.

Town Manager Stan Zemler said the first phase of the study, which the town council approved in May, showed “a very good probability of us having the opportunity to put two facilities here.”

The second phase of studies will be much more detailed, Zemler told the council, and town staff will update the council on the progress of the work regularly.

The project would likely include medical offices that would be the new home for the Steadman Clinic, the Steadman Philippon Research Institute and Howard Head Sports Medicine, as well as redeveloped town of Vail municipal offices.

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